Sensory-Friendly Sessions at Betty Brinn Children's Museum | Kids Out and About Milwaukee

Sensory-Friendly Sessions at 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 our Sensory-Friendly Sessions. We understand a visit to the Museum can present challenges for some children. We have worked to create an event where children can enjoy our Museum experience in a calmer, quieter space. We hope our Sensory-Friendly Sessions will provide opportunities to navigate social situations, encourage peer-to-peer interaction and develop confidence through play.

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email so we can update it immediately.

Our 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.

May 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

May 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

View our social story to help children understand what to expect when visiting the Museum: A Visit to BBCM 2022
View our facility sensory map: BBCM Sensory Map

Museum Safety Protocol
Masks are required for all adults. Masks should be worn by all visitors age 3 and up (we understand if this is not possible for some children – just do your best). We are limiting our capacity for the Sensory-Friendly Session, please be respectful and social distance when possible.

Food and Beverages
Food and beverages, except for water, are not allowed in the Museum. If you or your family must have a snack, please leave the building. This includes the exhibit areas, as well as the Atrium and entrance. You will be allowed back into the Museum.

Sensory-Friendly Sessions for Field Trips and Groups

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum offers 90 minute self-guided field trips with discounted admission rates for schools, childcare centers, and nonprofit groups of 10 or more. Reduced admission opportunities are available for qualifying groups through our Access Field Trips:

  • Schools, childcare centers and organized groups with at least 70% of their group qualifying for reduced/and-or free lunches may apply for 50% off a Self-Guided field trip.
  • Groups mainly comprised of people with disabilities and/or sensitivities are eligible for a free Self-Guided field trip.

View our social story to help children understand what to expect when visiting the Museum: A Group Visit to BBCM 2022

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


929 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
United States


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