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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is Selected as Official Maker Camp Site for Kids this Summer

Maker Camp activities at the Museum are free with regular paid admission.

By - Jul 10th, 2015 12:27 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI – (July 10, 2015) The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum has been selected as an affiliate site for Maker Camp, a 6-week virtual summer camp for children produced by Maker Media, Inc. Maker Camp is for young Makers interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning. The Museum’s Be A Maker space, a communal workshop where children use tools, materials, digital resources and technologies to work on a wide variety of do-it-yourself projects, will host physical Maker Camp workshop sessions on weekdays at 10 a.m. through August 14.

Maker Camp activities at the Museum are free with regular paid admission and complement the online projects featured at www.makercamp.com. Weekly themes, including Fantasy and Funkytown, will engage children in open-ended projects that enable them to explore new tools and techniques, collaborate with other makers and share their accomplishments. Children can continue the learning at home by accessing virtual field trips and following a daily video playlist to try new activities using the online camp source.

“The Museum is very excited to expand our maker offerings for children as an official Maker Camp site this summer,” said Fern Shupeck, executive director. “Our Maker programs provide an important platform for engaging kids in STEM education, cultivating their individual interests and helping them obtain a wide variety of skills that will help them become creative and productive adults.”

The Museum is located at 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. It is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. Admission is $8 per person and $7 per senior (adults older than 55); children younger than 1 are free. Free admission and membership is available for those who qualify based on need. More information is available at www.bbcmkids.org and www.makermke.org or by calling 414-390-KIDS (5437).

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