The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum (Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee) will host special workshops, performances, exhibits and an early New Year’s Eve party for families during Winter Break week, when many area students are off from school, including:
Be A Maker Workshops and Maker Activities:
Equipment Teardown (age 3 and older)
December 23 from 12-2 p.m.
Take apart a printer, computer or toys and discover what is inside, including motors, speakers, and circuit boards.
December 26-29 from 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m.
Make beautiful snowflake creations using measurement, counting and paper folding skills.
Learn to Solder (age 6 and older)
December 27 & 28 at 2-3 p.m. or 3-4 p.m.
Learn beginning soldering skills. Participants will receive all the materials and tools needed to create a project from start to finish. A workshop fee of $10 for members and $15 for non-members applies. Children must be accompanied by an adult and Museum admission is not included. Families can register at bbcmkids.org/exhibits/be-a-maker/
Become a Paper Pilot
Visit our design station to build and launch a paper airplane creation and test it using a giant target commemorating 2018.
The Photo Factory
Get your selfie smile ready and walk through fun photo stations, where you are the star.
Dance With Me presented by Danceworks, Inc.
December 26 & 27 from 9:30-10 a.m.
Adults can model healthy exercise habits and join their child in learning simple dance routines, featuring music and movement activities.
Kohl’s Wild Theater
December 29 from 11 a.m.-noon
Enjoy a conservation-themed theater performance using drama, songs and puppetry presented by Kohl’s Wild Theater. This performance is free with regular admission and limited space is available. Registration is required on the day of the performance at the Museum’s Information Desk.
An Early New Year’s Eve Party
December 29, with a ball drop at noon
Make a party hat and help construct a giant contraption, using found materials, machines and real tools, for the dance party and ball drop at noon.
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD Exhibit
Join everyone’s favorite, silly character with changeable parts in The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD, a special interactive exhibit created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with PLAYSKOOL®. MR. POTATO HEAD will lead the way on a jungle safari, in outer space, and on an archaeological dig with amazingly fun ways to help children build fundamental skills, welcome new experiences with confidence, curiosity and humor, and to think about all they can be and do.
Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Admission: $8 per person; $7 for seniors (ages 55+); children age 1 and younger are free