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

Sensory-Friendly Sessions

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum welcomes children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or sensory processing disorder (SPD) and their families to our Sensory-Friendly Sessions. We understand a visit to the Museum can present challenges for some children. 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 will include open-play and facilitated programming. The Museum may welcome trusted community partners to attend to provide resources and answer questions. No proof of qualification will be required.

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.

December 11, 5-7 p.m.

December 28, 5-7 p.m.

BBCM Sesiones Sensorialmente-Amigables Septiembre-Diciembre 2022

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

Museum Safety Protocol
Masks are required for all adults. Masks should be worn by all visitors age 3 and up (we understand if this is not possible for some children – just do your best). We are limiting our capacity for the Sensory-Friendly Session, please be respectful and social distance when possible.

Food and Beverages
Food and beverages, except for water, are not allowed in the Museum. If you or your family must have a snack, please leave the building. This includes the exhibit areas, as well as the Atrium and entrance. You will be allowed back into the Museum.

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

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Community Access Days
Families can receive FREE admission to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum on the third Thursday of every month from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn more.