Join us for an Open House!

We’ve been in the new digs for a little while now, and we’ll be having an open house on March 1st, 2018. We’d love for you to come in and see the place and find out what we’re working on in the lab!

Brinn Labs is headquarters for the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s growing Maker Initiatives, which focus on STEM education, outreach and workforce development:

  • The Google Making Spaces Hub program: as one of fifteen Google Hub institutions in the country, we are providing teacher training and other support to help seven local schools develop maker education programs: Lloyd Barbee Montessori School, Clara Mohammed School, Messmer St. Rose, Messmer St. Mary, Bayside Middle School, Stormonth Elementary School, and Pewaukee Lake Elementary School;
  • Teacher Studio: a free monthly program that offers maker and STEM education resources to K-12 educators. Teacher Studio is a collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education and is generously supported by Rockwell Automation;
  • Classes and workshops for teens (and adults!): emphasizing practical maker skills and STEM education, STEM badge programs for Girl Scouts and other opportunities for young makers; and
  • Maker Faire Milwaukee: one of the largest of more than 200 Faires around the world! If you haven’t been to the Faire, you’ve missed out on great opportunities to connect with young talent, entrepreneurs, academics, and enthusiasts that represent dozens of fields – everything from laser cutting to blacksmithing. More information about this unique event is attached.

We will also feature some hands-on projects, equipment demonstrations, shop tours and previews of our classes, workshops and events. We hope to see you there!