Free admission: Greater Milwaukee Foundation brings back “Gifts to the Community”

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MILWAUKEE — The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s “Gifts to the Community” program returns in 2016 with a special day of free admission to four signature destinations on our region’s shoreline.

On Saturday, October 15th, visit Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World, Milwaukee Art Museum and the Port Washington Historical Society’s Port Exploreum and 1860 Light Station for free. The Foundation’s Gifts to the Community are being presented this year in partnership with Fund for Lake Michigan.

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Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Hours: Vary by venue (see below)

Details about the 2016 Gifts to the Community free access day, including destination information and program notes, are available at

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Where: 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (414) 390-5437

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The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing hands-on educational experiences that help children build fundamental cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills during their formative years, and to educating adults about the profound influence of early learning on a child’s academic and lifelong success. Museum exhibits and programs reflect developmental milestones recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, as well as state and national academic standards, and promote school readiness by focusing on early literacy; beginning math and science concepts; the development of planning and problem-solving skills; cooperation; self-esteem and self-discipline; and physical coordination. The Museum enables adults to share educational experiences with children, and provides information about child development, learning styles and effective parenting. The Museum is committed to ensuring access by all children and families in the community.

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