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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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"les paul"
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"flight simulator"
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"all ages"
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"touch tank"
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"guitar exhibit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 6 April 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

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Reviewed 5 April 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

Thank Y4813BWbills
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Chaperoned our 4th grade son on an educational cruise, upon which the kids learned all about Lake Michigan and most especially how the water stays clean and what keeps the fish healthy. The entire experience was really great for the students, great for the environment,...More

Thank GnomiHaus
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We came to Milwaukee for a short family vacation. My kids (7 & 9) said that Discover World was their favorite part of our trip. My daughter, who loves crafts and art, loves the Design It Lab and my son loved the virtual reality area....More

Thank annegirl80
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoy this interactive museum. So much to look at and explore. Beautiful setting on Lake Michigan. Need a couple of hours to see it all.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for a couple of hours. The aquarium side is old and outdated mixed with newer parts. The great lakes representation took up a lot of space and seemed older, too. But then we headed up to do virtual reality and that part...More

Thank LovingNewAdventures
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ncopley92
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Response from Guyozaukee | Reviewed this property |
The 5 year old would definitely enjoy it. The 2 year old would have a good time but may not be as entertained as his older sibling. I would definitely try it, if not now,then in a couple of years. We took our... More
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Kelly F
8 January 2018|
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Response from Beto6226 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a cafeteria. Reduced options.
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7 August 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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