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The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is a premier educational resource for families in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Our mission is to inspire all children to wonder and explore their world through play and innovative, hands-on learning experiences.

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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces Additional Playtimes for the Holiday Season
November 1, 2021

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families
June 21, 2021

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces Camp Brinn
June 15, 2021

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Reopening May 20
April 5, 2021

First Stage and Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announce New Collaboration
January 6, 2021

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Partners with TankThink as Production Site for Wes Tank’s “StoryRaps” Series
December 17, 2020

Recent News Coverage

Children’s museum offers special hours for autism, sensory sensitivities program
Milwaukee Business Journal
November 4, 2021

Brian King, CEO Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Shepherd Express
November 2, 2021

Betty Brinn celebrates Halloween with themed activities
FOX6
October 31, 2021

Truck donated by We Energies will serve as Betty Brinn’s new ‘mobile museum’
CBS 58
July 27, 2021

Our Issues Milwaukee: Brian King – Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
CW18 Milwaukee
July 10, 2021

Downtown Milwaukee hotels fill up as city prepares to host NBA Finals games
CBS58
July 9, 2021

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum reopens for members
FOX6 Milwaukee
May 6, 2021

Milwaukee’s Philanthropic Community
EIG: Milwaukee’s Philanthropic Community
April 11, 2021

Virtual field trips thanks to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
FOX6 Milwaukee
February 22, 2021

About the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
The mission of Betty Brinn Children’s Museum (BBCM) is to inspire all children to wonder and explore their world through play and innovative, hands-on learning experiences. The Museum opened in 1995 and serves almost 200,000 visitors each year at its downtown Milwaukee location. BBCM is dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to its interactive educational exhibits and programs designed to promote the social, emotional and intellectual growth of children from birth through age 10.

About Betty Brinn
The Museum is named in honor of Betty Brinn, a successful Milwaukee businesswoman who spent most of her childhood in foster homes and orphanages throughout Wisconsin. As an adult, Betty dedicated her life to helping underprivileged women and children in the Milwaukee area secure health care. Her kindness affected many individuals, and her generosity and love of children continues to impact the city of Milwaukee. Betty passed away in 1992, but her legacy lives on through the thousands of children who learn and play in the Museum each year.

Executive Director Biography
Bring King is the CEO of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. He holds a juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Duke University. King joined the Museum in September 2019 with nearly 15 years of experience in education. He previously served as the head of Milwaukee Jewish Day School as well as its director of innovation, where he transformed the school’s educational model to a student-centered, hands-on learning approach. Prior to that role, King was a middle school social studies teacher at the school. In addition to his background as an educator and attorney, King has owned and operated Woodfashioned LLC, a digital fabrication business that tapped into his passions for maker culture, innovation and design.
Photo: Brian King, Executive Director

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