There’s nothing better than seeing your child’s imagination come to life. Whether pretending to be a scientist, teacher, or sea captain, the moments you share today just might shape who they become tomorrow. At the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, we offer engaging events that help our visitors explore their world, work on problem-solving skills and social-emotional development. From Community Access Days and Sensory-Friendly Sessions to dance parties and Friendship Fridays, our Museum is a place where children can do what they do best – wonder and play.

Special Events

Bedtime at Betty Brinn

May 31, 5-8 p.m.
It’s time to get cozy at Betty Brinn with an exclusive, members-only p.j. party! Gaze under our (homemade) stars, cuddle up with your favorite stuffy for a special story time, calm your body with Cultivate Yoga MKE, and create your own night sky in the Be A Maker Space! Like all good parties, pizza will be provided, and don’t forget to grab milk and cookies on your way out. Tickets are $3 per person. Reservations are strongly recommended. Book your tickets!

Community Access Days

Third Thursday of every month from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
All guests (excluding groups of 10 or more) receive free admission to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum on the third Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advanced reservations are recommended and some restrictions apply. Learn more.

Sensory-Friendly Sessions

Second Sunday of every month, 5-7 p.m.
Fourth Sunday of every month, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Families can enjoy our Museum experience in a calmer, quieter space during these special evening sessions. Learn more.

Be A Maker space

Join us in our Be A Maker space for hands-on maker activities and collaborative projects.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Monday and Thursday-Saturday:
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

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The Museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, September 3-6, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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