Events at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee WI - Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee


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

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.

Please note: Our July Community Access Day will fall on the fourth Thursday due to the Republican National Convention event in downtown Milwaukee.

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, July 15-18, Labor Day, September 3-6, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Upcoming Events