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Discovery World is Milwaukee’s premier, non-profit science and technology center for the whole family. Our 120,000 sq. ft. center offers fun and educational experiences and features interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, educational labs and programs, and other exciting activities. Our unique, hands-on exhibits and programs focus on two areas – technology and freshwater sciences. We have eight learning labs that alone comprise of more than 10,000 sq. ft. of space! We also offer our award-winning Summer Camp, Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs, community partnership programs, and learning experiences aboard Discovery World’s tall ship (and Wisconsin’s Flagship) the Sailing Vessel (S/V) Denis Sullivan. We want to light the spark of curiosity in your kids. We want to inspire them to become the next generation of engineers, designers, scientists, innovators, community leaders, and makers. We want you and your family to explore, learn, create, and have fun.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“les paul” (28 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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"great lakes"
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"les paul"
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"bed of nails"
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"flight simulator"
in 24 reviews
"all ages"
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"an aquarium"
in 17 reviews
"science museum"
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"hands on activities"
in 23 reviews
"virtual reality"
in 9 reviews
"touch tank"
in 8 reviews
"guitar exhibit"
in 5 reviews
"tall ship"
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"older kids"
in 17 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
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"lake michigan"
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"underground parking"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a fun place! My whole family loved it! So many interactive things to do and see! My kids have begged to go again! Gorgeous lake view as well!

Thank Emily E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went thinking the aquarium part would be bigger than it was. It was still really interesting and my son (1 year) loves it. The rest of the museum was geared more towards elementary/middle school kids and while it was interesting, not what we were...More

4  Thank perryandashley
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have a tough time evaluating this venue because my grandchildren are 7, 4, 2, and 1. Except for a few of the water exhibits, the replica boat, the appeal and understanding is low. Older children might understand more. This is not Chicago's Musum of...More

1  Thank William H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our three children -- ages three to 11 -- to hear for the day. Overall it was a pretty good experience for the price. Our kids were occupied for 2 - 3 hours but they were ready to go after that -- I...More

Thank Howard H
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped the day after a Brewers game with our two boys. We hadn’t been to discovery world before. The place was larger than it appeared and had a lot to offer. The best part is that it is part aquarium and technology museum. These...More

1  Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Discovery World has a major focus on Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes, its maritime history and the importance of the lake's ecology. That could be dry, but the museum does a great job of showing the wonders its wants its visitors (the majority...More

Thank Bill D
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Discovery World offers great educational experiences for young children. They are beginning to expand, to offer more educational programs and experiences.

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

My children, their cousins, and grandparents spent a day of spring break at Discovery World, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. All ages and interests can find something to enjoy...from a replica of the great lakes to a virtual reality experience...total STEM learning - without realizing it....More

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to 20+ children’s and science museums all over the country and this one was possibly our worst experience to date. While the exhibits were quite fascinating and very educational, the staff was at best, aloof but at worst, rude. My kids were constantly...More

4  Thank Kayti E
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Our kids are a little older 11 and 12, so we weren't sure how much they'd like discovery world, but they had a good time, and we stayed for several hours. I think most of the interactive activities are geared towards 8-12 year olds. Their...More

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ncopley92
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Jenna S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this reply took so long, but yes, i believe so. Wide open spaces with a ship to play on, an amazing Great Lakes exhibit to play with, and fun hands-on engineering exhibit; not as massive as Science and Industry, but... More
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Kelly F
January 7, 2018|
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Response from Beto6226 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a cafeteria. Reduced options.
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August 6, 2017|
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Response from mvsap | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is parking. We were able to walk from our hotel so we didn’t use the parking.
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