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Discovery World

500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-765-9966
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Ranked #17 of 89 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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Denmark, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very informative. Friendly staff willing to explain things without asking. Exhibits are more than just tanks filled with fish.

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Oakland City, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The kids had fun with all the activities, but thought cost was a little high for what you got to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was our first trio to milwaukee and all our family can say about discovery world is wow. So much to see that is interesting and new. .. view of the lake is incredible and the kids were all busy trying all the activities. The virtual room blew my mind. We will now make more trips to milwaukee to go... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Has lots of hands on activities. My kids especially like the kohl's designer lab. The views of the lake are also spectacular. The fish tanks are also amazing. I really enjoyed it but it sets you back almost a 70 dollars for a family of 4. While that is similar to a Brewers game or a bucks game, it is... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There is so much to do! We've been here for parties, I've gone on field trips with my class, and we take the kids for fun. If you have a large family the membership is definitely the way to go! My children love the bed of nails, the Sullivan, water exhibits, pro-football area, and all the other really cool activities.... More

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We've been members of Discovery World since it opened, and have visited about 3 times a year since then. There's a lot of cool hands-on stuff here, but the concepts being illustrated are too advanced for the hands-on crowd (little kids who like to touch everything). I've never had a visit where every exhibit was in working order, frustrating! I'd... More

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Sheffield, UK
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12 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a museum on the shore of lake Michigan. Although theoretically aiming to attract all ages this is a children’s museum. There is a relatively small aquarium and a small science hands on museum. Great location. Good opportunities to take photos of jellyfish with your mobile telephone.

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Los Angeles, California
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37 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went here with our 1 year old and friends with and 8 yr old and a 9 yr old and there was stuff to entertain all of them - plus us adults. The aquarium was small, mostly fish, but it has a nice touch tank. And then the museum portion is attractive and has very interesting, hands-on exhibits that, as... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A must see! We had to drag our kids there but had harder time getting them to leave. The behind the scene tours are good. The Tesla show is excellent and worth the money. We all learned a lot from simple machines to how robots work. The hands on activities were great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I brought my 3 children (6, 4, and 1) to the museum for the first time yesterday. I should have known there would be school groups there but I wasn't thinking. Obviously big kids pushing my little kids isn't the museums fault so I am not judging but it was really annoying. Some of the school groups don't know how... More

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