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The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum announces events through August 2019
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The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum announces events through August 2019

T­­he following is the summer 2019 calendar of events at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces New Board Members
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces New Board Members

David Heiny and Greg Nickerson join the Museum’s Board of Directors.

Betty Brinn Museum Offers Free Admission for Furloughed Government Employee Families
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Betty Brinn Museum Offers Free Admission for Furloughed Government Employee Families

Upon providing a federally-issued government ID, families will receive free admission for up to two adults and all children under 18 years of age in the household.

The Betty Brinn Museum announces events through April 2019
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The Betty Brinn Museum announces events through April 2019

T­­he following is the winter/spring 2019 calendar of events at the Betty Brinn Museum.

Betty Brinn Museum Introduces New Innovations, Inc. Exhibit Presented by Brady Corporation
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Betty Brinn Museum Introduces New Innovations, Inc. Exhibit Presented by Brady Corporation

New exhibit presents a pretend research and development lab to engage children in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning.

Betty Brinn Museum Hosts 23rd Annual Gala on Nov. 3 in support of Educational Programs Serving our Community’s Children
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Betty Brinn Museum Hosts 23rd Annual Gala on Nov. 3 in support of Educational Programs Serving our Community’s Children

Gala supporters will enjoy a special evening at the Museum while supporting the organization’s outreach programs that work to improve educational outcomes for children in southeastern Wisconsin.

The Betty Brinn Museum Expands Maker Initiatives with Brinn Labs in Bay View
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The Betty Brinn Museum Expands Maker Initiatives with Brinn Labs in Bay View

Museum debuts new hub for maker education with free open house event on March 1.

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Celebrates the Arts during Free Admission Evening for Families
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The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Celebrates the Arts during Free Admission Evening for Families

The Museum will offer free admission from 5-8 p.m., along with special performances, visual arts displays and project-based activities for the entire family.

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum announces events through April 2018
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The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum announces events through April 2018

Winter/spring 2018 calendar of events at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum announces events through December 2017
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The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum announces events through December 2017

The fall/winter 2017 calendar of events

Maker Faire® Milwaukee – the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” – Announces its Event Schedule for Sept. 23 and 24 at Wisconsin State Fair Park
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Maker Faire® Milwaukee – the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” – Announces its Event Schedule for Sept. 23 and 24 at Wisconsin State Fair Park

More than 200 exhibitors will display projects and share their skills with Faire-goers at the free admission event.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Invites the Community to Attend the 22nd Annual Gala on Oct. 7 in support of Early Education
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Invites the Community to Attend the 22nd Annual Gala on Oct. 7 in support of Early Education

Gala supporters will enjoy a special evening out while supporting Museum exhibits, programs and outreach services to improve educational outcomes for area children.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Presents Professional Development Training for Educators through Nationwide Making Project that Inspires STEM Learning for Underserved Youth
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Presents Professional Development Training for Educators through Nationwide Making Project that Inspires STEM Learning for Underserved Youth

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum selected for Maker/STEM Education Support for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, a national collaborative project that trains teachers how to present maker and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to benefit disadvantaged children.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum to host Curiosity Cube™ Mobile Science Lab & Maker Faire® Milwaukee Preview Event on August 4
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum to host Curiosity Cube™ Mobile Science Lab & Maker Faire® Milwaukee Preview Event on August 4

A science, technology and maker-themed educational event for families

Literacy Night at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
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Literacy Night at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Northwestern Mutual partners with Museum to offer free admission July 20

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Introduces New Activities for Early Learners in <em>Pocket Park</em> Exhibit presented by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Introduces New Activities for Early Learners in Pocket Park Exhibit presented by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Exhibit offers activities designed specifically for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and provides guidance for adults about the importance of early learning and supporting a child’s healthy development.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Launches Summer Offerings for Project-based Learning during National Week of Making
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Launches Summer Offerings for Project-based Learning during National Week of Making

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum announces programs and activities for children and adults this summer that promote project-based learning.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Partners with Vroom and the Herzfeld Foundation to Promote Early Brain Development
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Partners with Vroom and the Herzfeld Foundation to Promote Early Brain Development

Vroom initiative community launch hosted on May 18, during free Museum admission evening.

Maker Faire® Milwaukee Announces Fourth Annual Faire Dates
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Maker Faire® Milwaukee Announces Fourth Annual Faire Dates

Maker Faires are part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Sendik’s Food Markets partner to host Valentine Ice Cream Social
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Sendik’s Food Markets partner to host Valentine Ice Cream Social

Families are invited to attend a 1950s-themed Valentine Ice Cream Social

Opening day for <em>Big League Fun</em> exhibit at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is Friday
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Opening day for Big League Fun exhibit at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is Friday

It features fun activities, simulated game experiences, and trivia challenges that promote important educational concepts for children.

Maker Faire® Milwaukee hosts Field Trip Friday September 23
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Maker Faire® Milwaukee hosts Field Trip Friday September 23

Approximately 200 Milwaukee-area students to preview event, participate in hands-on activities

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Fall/Winter 2016 Events
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Fall/Winter 2016 Events

Following is the calendar of events taking place in September, October, November and December 2016 at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.

Maker Faire® Milwaukee announces Hand of Man to be featured at 2016 event
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Maker Faire® Milwaukee announces Hand of Man to be featured at 2016 event

26-foot hydraulically activated sculpture of human hand moves cars, motorcycles, appliances and more

Maker Faire® Milwaukee Announces Special Field Trip and Educator Programs
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Maker Faire® Milwaukee Announces Special Field Trip and Educator Programs

Field Trip Friday will provide 300 eligible students with the opportunity to meet and work with Faire exhibitors on September 23.

A Book Can Take You Anywhere at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s July Neighborhood Night
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A Book Can Take You Anywhere at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s July Neighborhood Night

Northwestern Mutual partners with Museum to offer free admission July 21

Maker Faire Milwaukee to join President Obama’s National Week of Making kick-off
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Maker Faire Milwaukee to join President Obama’s National Week of Making kick-off

Representatives will convene at White House with other leaders of the Maker Movement, attend National Maker Faire

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum hosts free evening and Metcalfe Park neighborhood celebration on June 16
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum hosts free evening and Metcalfe Park neighborhood celebration on June 16

Northwestern Mutual Foundation partners with Museum to offer free admission and special activities

Maker Faire® Milwaukee Call for Makers opens today
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Maker Faire® Milwaukee Call for Makers opens today

Event accepting maker applications May 23 through August 1, 2016

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum announces events through August 2016
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum announces events through August 2016

Following is the summer 2016 calendar of events at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.

TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination exhibit opens Saturday at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
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TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination exhibit opens Saturday at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Giant TINKERTOY pieces set the stage for the exhibit’s welcome gallery

Maker Faire® Milwaukee 2015 announces schedule of events
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Maker Faire® Milwaukee 2015 announces schedule of events

Sept. 26 and 27 event to include hands-on workshops, maker demonstrations and competitions, DIY expert presentations and entertainment

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum September – December 2015 Events
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum September – December 2015 Events

Calendar of events taking place in September, October, November and December 2015 at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Receives $75,000 Grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to Support Early Literacy
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Receives $75,000 Grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to Support Early Literacy

The grant will also help underwrite the cost of producing a video that highlights how Museum experiences promote literacy and school readiness.

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

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum offers special evening hours on June 23 to showcase work created by students in STEM-based field trip program
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum offers special evening hours on June 23 to showcase work created by students in STEM-based field trip program

Be A Maker, which opened in June 2014, is a communal workshop where young children can use tools, materials, digital resources and technologies to work on a wide variety of do-it-yourself projects.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces a Landmark Gift of More Than $1.2 Million to Support Early Education
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Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces a Landmark Gift of More Than $1.2 Million to Support Early Education

“This extraordinary gift represents an important investment in the Museum’s future and will help sustain our remarkable success.”

Maker Faire® Milwaukee announces second-annual event to return to Wisconsin State Fair Park September 26 & 27
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Maker Faire® Milwaukee announces second-annual event to return to Wisconsin State Fair Park September 26 & 27

The second-annual Maker Faire Milwaukee will return to Wisconsin State Fair Park on Saturday, September 26, and Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Maker Faire® Milwaukee attendance tops 26,000
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Maker Faire® Milwaukee attendance tops 26,000

After all of the numbers were added, organizers said the first-ever Maker Faire® Milwaukee on Sept. 27 and 28 exceeded all expectations.

Free Outdoor Recreation Resource Fair to be held April 18
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Free Outdoor Recreation Resource Fair to be held April 18

Co-hosted by Betty Brinn Children’s Museum & Milwaukee County Parks