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Kids Get Hands On at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

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Ever feel nervous about taking a little kid to a museum? I’d love to take Rissa to the art museum but she wants to put her hands on everything! Now, I’m not going to avoid it but there’s another option in the Milwaukee area we checked out…

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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum!

preschool girl on floor piano

This place is perfect for kids who want to touch touch touch! There are lots of areas set up for interactive learning and imaginative play. There is a Hometown area with a post office, vet clinic, grocery store, etc. Then there are areas focused on nature, music, physics, and more.


It is smaller than I thought, but a great place to take the kids. I’m already imagining Rissa and Xander playing together in the Hometown area… like Xander shops and Rissa runs the checkout. While she liked being able to touch everything, she didn’t always have the interest to fully explore certain areas. It is definitely a place that you will enjoy multiple visits.

It’s worth checking out their membership depending on how many kids you have and how often you think you’ll go. We had never been there before and don’t have a membership. Without a membership we paid for single admission for Rissa, Brian and I. Please note under 1 year old is free. I think age 3 and up is ideal for attending. I didn’t think there was much for 1-2 year olds to do. Also, if you plan to go around lunch time and visit the cafe, I suggest eating at the cafe before going in. The cafe isn’t actually inside the museum and has limited hours.

Have you ever taken your kids to a children’s museum?

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