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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Sensory-Friendly Session

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Betty Brinn Children's Museum

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum welcomes children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or sensory processing disorders (SPD) and their families to their Sensory-Friendly Session. They understand a visit to the Museum can present challenges for some children. They have worked to create an event where children can enjoy their Museum experience in a calmer, quieter space. They hope the Sensory-Friendly Sessions will provide opportunities to navigate social situations, encourage peer-to-peer interaction and develop confidence through play.

The sessions will include open-play and facilitated programming. The Museum may welcome trusted community partners to attend to provide resources and answer questions. No proof of qualification will be required.


Purchase a Sensory-Friendly Play Pass 

A Sensory-Friendly Play Pass provides admission for up to four (4) people to each of our Sensory-Friendly sessions, valid for a full year. The pass cannot be applied to regular Museum admission.
Ask us about our Sensory-Friendly Passes during your next visit! Passes can only be purchased at the Museum.

Families can enjoy the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in a calmer, quieter space during the Sensory-Friendly Sessions. These special playtimes include open-play and facilitated programming. Advanced reservations are recommended.


Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Sensory-Friendly Session Times:

  • January 14, 5-7 p.m.
  • January 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • February 11, 5-7 p.m.
  • February 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • March 10, 5-7 p.m.
  • March 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • April 14, 5-7 p.m.
  • April 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • May 12, 5-7 p.m.
  • May 26, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Advanced reservations are recommended. Visit bbcmkids.org/sensory for more information.


Betty Brinn’s services

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum features interactive exhibits and engaging educational programs that promote children’s mental, physical and social-emotional growth through play. Our makerspace invites families to participate in a wide variety of STEAM activities, workshops and community projects.
The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is committed to ensuring access for all, offering outreach programs that serve historically underserved children and families, including low-income and those with special needs.
As an industry leader, the Museum creates high-quality, academic-based exhibit products for peer organizations and family-friendly venues around the world.

About the Betty Brinn Childen’s Children’s Museum:
The Museum is named in honor of Betty Brinn, a successful Milwaukee businesswoman who spent most of her childhood in foster homes and orphanages throughout Wisconsin. As an adult, Betty dedicated her life to helping underprivileged women and children in the Milwaukee area secure health care. Her kindness affected many individuals, and her generosity and love of children continues to impact the city of Milwaukee. Betty passed away in 1992, but her legacy lives on through the thousands of children who learn and play in the Museum each year. If you would like to learn more about the life of Betty Brinn, read “On Her Own: The Story of Betty Brinn” by author Priscilla Pardini and illustrator Joanne Scholler Bowring, which is available in many libraries throughout Wisconsin.

Special Exhibit
Velocity – This special exhibit helps children explore the science of motion and makes it fun to learn about basic physics concepts. Children can roll and race golf balls on tracks, loops and hills to experiment with momentum, friction, gravity, acceleration, speed and distance.
The Floor is Lava
Led by our Playlab initiative, children are challenged to climb, jump and problem-solve their way through a pretend volcano. The only rule is not to touch the ground, because the floor is lava!
Please join in for Free Admission to Betty Brinn Children’s Museum!

More information on Free Admission to Betty Brinn Children’s Museum here.

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April 14
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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