By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Apr 05, 2021 at 4:56 PM

After more than a year closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Betty Brinn Children's Museum is opening its doors once again next month. 

The interactive, kid-friendly museum will reopen in two tiers – first on May 6 for members only before opening to the general public two weeks later on May 20. 

The museum's reopening will feature many COVID precautions and new procedures to prevent potential spread – most notably the introduction of reserved timed-entry passes for admission. All visitors will now need to book a reservation for a particular time slot – whether 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays – in order to maintain the amount of people inside the museum. Guests can arrive at any time during their reserved session, but must leave at the end time. Reservations – which will open on May 4 – can be made up to two days in advance of a visit.

Other COVID-19 protocols include new hand sanitizing stations made available throughout the museum, enforced social distancing rules and masks required (and worn correctly over the nose and mouth) on all visitors ages 3 and up.

Betty Brinn Children's Museum joins the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, the Harley-Davidson Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum – along with myriad bars and restaurants – as local venues and businesses that reopened to the public recently thanks to lowered COVID cases, lessened restrictions and high vaccination numbers.

For more information on Betty Brinn Children's Museum's reopening plans and admission, visit their website. And for more reopening news, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.