Sensory-Friendly Sessions - Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee - Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee

Sensory-Friendly Sessions

We understand a visit to the Museum can present challenges for some families. We have worked to create an event where children can enjoy our Museum experience in a calmer, quieter space. We hope our Sensory-Friendly Sessions will provide opportunities to navigate social situations, encourage peer-to-peer interaction and develop confidence through play.

Our sessions include open-play and facilitated programming. The Museum may welcome trusted community partners to attend to provide resources and answer questions. 

Purchase a Sensory-Friendly Play Pass 
A Sensory-Friendly Play Pass provides admission for up to four (4) people to each of our Sensory-Friendly sessions, valid for a full year. The pass cannot be applied to regular Museum admission.
Ask us about our Sensory-Friendly Passes during your next visit! Passes can only be purchased at the Museum.

February 12, 5-7 p.m.

February 26, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
March 12, 5-7 p.m.

Sesiones Sensorialmente-Amigables: Enero-Mayo 2023

View our social story to help children understand what to expect when visiting the Museum: BBCM Social Story
View our facility sensory map: BBCM Sensory Map

Food and Beverages
Visitors are welcome to bring food and beverages. Food can be enjoyed in the seating area, located by the Museum’s Information Desk, outdoors, on the Museum’s balconies or in Museum Center Park. No food or beverages are allowed in Museum exhibit areas. Kitchen resources are not available for guest use.

Sensory-Friendly Sessions for Field Trips and Groups

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum offers 90 minute self-guided field trips with discounted admission rates for schools, childcare centers, and nonprofit groups of 10 or more. Reduced admission opportunities are available for qualifying groups through our Access Field Trips:

View our social story to help children understand what to expect when visiting the Museum: A Group Visit to BBCM 2022

Upcoming Events
Museum News

Community Access Days
Families can receive free admission to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum on the third Thursday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more.