Plan Your Visit - Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee - Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee

Plan Your Visit

Ready to plan your visit to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum? Though not required, we strongly encourage our visitors to pre-purchase tickets online. To reserve, click here:

Reservations

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Admission

Playtimes
Wednesday-Monday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Museum is closed on Tuesdays.
Open 9a.m.-7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month with free admission.

Please present your mobile phone with your tickets for entry. The Museum will no longer be accepting expired passes or coupons.

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Tickets
Members: FREE! Not a member? Join here!
Adults & Children: $13/Weekday | $14/Weekend
Seniors (60+): $11.50
Children younger than 1: free
Museums for All: $2 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Ticket purchases can be made in-person only. Proof of qualification is required for Museum admission.
Military Discount: $2 off per person, up to 6 people. Valid with presentation of an active military ID. Can only be
purchased in-person. Proof of qualification is required for Museum admission.

Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18 years or older) at all times during Museum visits. Adults visiting the Museum must be visiting with a child or have a scheduled appointment.

Location
The Museum is located at 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. on the second floor of the Miller Brewing Pavilion. Parking is available in the adjacent Museum Center Park garage. Visitors may access the Museum via elevator or stairs. Additional information can be found on our Location, Directions & Parking page.

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum has three entrances, all accessible from Wisconsin Avenue. These entrances are located on the west, north and east sides of the building. Each entrance has a ramp and an automatic door.

Gift Cards & Gift Memberships
Museum gift cards are available in any denomination and can be purchased online. Gift cards can be used toward Museum admission and memberships. Or, give the gift of play! Museum memberships provide an entire year of hands-on, educational fun! For membership information, click here.

Museum Rules

To ensure a fun family visit, we encourage all guests to be kind, be safe and to share.

Stay Together, Play Together
Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18 years or older) at all times during Museum visits. Adults visiting the Museum must be visiting with a child or have a scheduled appointment.
Shoes Are Required
Guests must wear shoes while playing in the Museum. Socks are preferred in our climber experience and our Pocket Park tumble area.
Walking Feet
For the safety of yourself and others, please walk in the Museum.
Food and Drinks
Please utilize our designated seating areas to eat: the café area, the Atrium and the balconies (weather-permitting). Groups larger than eight (8) will be asked to eat their snacks or meals in the Atrium. Birthday parties, large coolers, cakes or catering is not permitted. Guests must use drinkware with lids, no glass containers are allowed.
Hygiene
Diapers are only to be changed in the restrooms. Please wash hands and use hand sanitizer regularly during your visit.

Visitor Information

Holiday Hours
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.

The Museum will be closed July 15-18.

Food & Drink
Visitors are welcome to bring food from home. Small snacks 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. Guests must use drinkware with lids, no glass containers are allowed. Kitchen resources are not available for guest use. Coolers, cakes or large meals are not permitted.

Betty’s Beans and Books
Betty’s Beans and Books is the Museum’s café proudly serving Stone Creek Coffee and an assortment of snacks. We do not have lunch or meal options. The shop is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during regular business hours. Guests are invited to bring their own closed coffee cup, or purchase a reusable branded cup or ceramic travel mug. Groups or parties will be asked to leave the café area. Birthday parties are not permitted.

Bring-your-own-cup: $3.50 per fill
Black, reusable branded cup: $6, first cup of coffee included in purchase. Refills are $2.50.

Members receive 10% all Beans and Books purchases.
Beans and Books purchases can be made with credit card only.
Coffee and snacks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Photography
A Museum staff member may be taking photos/recording video during a family visit. Please inform a Guest Experience team member or the photographer if you would prefer not to have your photo taken or be in video. You will be notified if any images of your family are captured. Photos are primarily used for social media purposes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact questions@bbcmkids.org and review our Photography-Videography policy. Guest photographs, video and recordings taken on Museum property shall be for private, noncommercial use only. Photography of children or families who are not part of your group is prohibited.

Group Visits
Please visit our Field Trips and Groups page for more information.

Strollers
Space in the Museum is limited. If possible, please consider leaving your stroller at home or using a smaller, umbrella-style stroller.

Museum Entry & Re-entry Policy
Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) at all times, and all adults must be accompanied by a child. Adults will be given handstamps at the time of admission. You may leave the Museum and re-enter by showing your handstamp at the Information Desk.

Nursing Nook
An enclosed, private nursing nook is available for use.

Storage
An open coat area is available. Please keep your belongings with you during your visit. The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items. A limited number of lockers are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessibility
The Museum Center Park garage, which is adjacent to the Museum, has designated accessible parking spaces. A wheelchair for adults is available free of charge. A small number of exhibit components are not wheelchair-accessible. An adult wheelchair is available at no charge.

For additional information about Museum accessibility, click here.

Service Animals
Service dogs trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability are welcome in the Museum.

Smoking/Vaping
Smoking and vaping are not permitted in the Museum or pavilion.

Solicitation Policy
Unauthorized solicitation or petitioning is prohibited at the Museum.

Weapons
Weapons, including concealed carry, are prohibited at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Guests entering our space with a weapon of any kind will be asked to return them to their vehicle before beginning a Museum visit. Guests who do not respect our policy will be asked to leave the building, and security or police may be called.

Wi-Fi
Guest Wi-Fi is available in the Museum.

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