Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Milwaukee

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#4 of 16 in Childrens Museums in Wisconsin
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  • I've been to Betty Brinn numerous times in the past with our family's little ones. And they have always had a blast, as did the adults watching them. Last week, I went with our family's 4-year old, he...  more »
  • Great for families with younger children. Very educational and there are things to do for kids up to age 10 as well. Sometimes some of the attractions don't work as they're supposed to, which is the o...  more »
  • Betty Brinn is an amazing children's museum. We love going and have a season pass and drive almost 30 minutes to go here! There is so much for the kids to do. One of the exhibits changes regularly whi...  more »
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  • The price is a bit steep since you have to pay for kids and adults, but it was a fun and unique place to spend a few hours. There was an area specifically for kids 4 and under which was great for the 2-year old we brought. The giant train with dials and a horn seemed to be a favorite for many. The museum is basically a bunch of educational toys (some extremely sophisticated) and many interactive science type toys that looked fun for elementary aged kids. Several activities weren't set up or were broken. It seemed like they were prepared to lead groups of older kids through the activities. We didn't witness this, but if it happens, that would be the way to do it. Lots of signs and words explaining things but the kids weren't interested in reading them on their own - they seemed to prefer a more unorganized free play approach, probably because that's what they felt that they had.
  • I cannot recommend this place enough. If you live nearby and can get out here at least 3-4 times a year; buy a membership. Just going 3 times will pay for itself, and members only pay $3 for any length of parking. The interactive exhibits focus on work (you can pretend to do many jobs) along with props and costumes. They also have an area that focuses on reading and different arts and crafts (including graphic arts) for kids. They have an indoor playground area where the floor plan is one big board game, and they have a gated section for very small children. My girls never want to leave.
  • We loved exploring the museum and the number of different, imaginative spaces for play had us lost for hours! There is a cool local flare to many of the "career" themed places, and ample opportunity for learning and different activities to suit all kinds of children. I recommend arriving early to beat the crowds, as it was much easier to move about and enjoy. You can pack a picnic lunch and take it in the lobby.
  • Loads of fun for kindergarten kids. Not much caught the interest of older elementary-aged kids. A few exhibits were not in working order. Place was crazy busy on free day. I'd like to give it another chance on a slower day. Kids probably would have spent a lot more time in the pretend town if it wasn't so crowded.
  • Very nice place for 3 to 7 or 8. The inner workings of many things lie here, awaiting your child's reaction. Despite it being downtown, parking was not an issue and the walk was quite picturesque. Be prepared to do a lot of explaining to the little ones- there is much for them to get an understanding of
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