929 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
phone: 414-390-5437
fax: 414-291-0906
Tuesday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Mondays: (June - August) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holiday Hours: See calendar for holiday hours or other special hours
Family Play Time: Weekdays 11 a.m. - Noon and 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. We do not accept group reservations during these hours.
$5 for adults and children over age 1
$4 for seniors (age 55 and older)
FREE for children under age 1
All children must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older).
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The Betty Brinn Children's Museum is dedicated to providing interactive exhibits and educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years—from birth through age ten. The Museum experience encourages hands-on learning and the development of fundamental skills, self-esteem, and the ability to work with others. Caregivers use the Museum as a resource that provides information on early childhood brain development, learning styles, and effective parenting skills. The Museum maintains a strong commitment to providing access to all children and families in the community, including low-income and special needs families.


The Betty Brinn Children's Museum opened its doors on April 4, 1995, thanks to a grassroots effort begun by three Milwaukee women determined to create a place where families in Southeastern Wisconsin could learn and play together. Therese Binder, Susie Gruenberg and Julie Sattler-Rosene rallied community support to secure a location for the Museum and to raise the necessary funds. After six years of persistence and hard work, their hope for a children's museum finally came to fruition. The Museum has become a Milwaukee landmark and treasured educational organization for locals and visitors alike.