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Discovery World

Address: 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: +1 414-765-9966
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Ranked #15 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: Discovery World connects innovation, science, technology and the environment with exploration and...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Discovery World connects innovation, science, technology and the environment with exploration and learning through interactive exhibits and experiential learning programs. We are dedicated to helping people positively impact their communities by developing a better understanding of technology and the environment while fostering both innovation and creativity. Discovery World is a 120,000-square foot facility that includes interactive science, technology and freshwater exhibits, learning labs, theaters, television and audio studios, and fresh and saltwater aquariums. Venture into our world of technology Take a 3-D journey into virtual environments. Feel the dips and dives of flying an airplane. Lie on a bed of nails. See the inside of a nuclear reactor. Immerse yourself in our world of water See aquatic life from the Great Lakes, North Atlantic, and the Caribbean. Interact with stingrays, sea urchins, sturgeons, and more in our touch tank. Navigate your own ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle). View the world's largest model of the Great Lakes while you learn about native amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Discovery World is also home to the S/V Denis Sullivan, a 137-foot replica of a 19th century Great Lakes schooner and a floating classroom for water education and conservation programs, day and night sails, and private receptions. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, our grounds and promenade provide plenty of opportunity for strolling, picnicking or just enjoying the view.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

What do you do with an energetic toddler when it's too cold to be outside? Take a trip to Discovery World, that's what! Our little one was too young to really appreciate all the attractions, but she loved running around, and pressing any button she could find in the technology and science area. Us parents enjoyed it too. The aquarium... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Many interesting things to see. Great and easy parking. It's not cheap but it's well worth the money. We go every once and a while and take the grand kids. They love it.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend a chilly Sunday afternoon. Everyone in our party of five, ages 4 - 69, found something new, interesting, and fun. This is worth multiple visits.

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Chicago, Illinois
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232 attraction reviews
615 helpful votes 615 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

PROS: ASTC member museum; covered parking in the basement of the museum building (there may be cheaper parking outside in the street but paid basement parking lot is heated and secure. We ended up leaving our coats in the car and taking the elevator upstairs. Great selection of exhibits for the tech-minded young ones (the first floor of the main... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is one of my favorite museums. Look for free or cheap parking along the street. You've got to love Milwaukee!

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our family group, of 6, visited during the Christmas holidays. It was a very cold day which might have been responsible for the lack of crowds, but that was great for us. We got the general admission tickets and upgraded to include the 'Magic of Science Show'. Overall the exhibits are fascinating, interactive and educational. Our group ranged from mid... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Amazing place for children and parents alike! Make sure you give yourselves plenty of time to see and interact with all of the exhibits. There's lots to see and do! We spent two hours there and could have easily spent another hour if the doors weren't closing. Well worth the price of admission.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Took my 8 year old daughter here on the recommendation of her 8 year old cousin. We had a great time. Small but fun aquarium section (where else is there a touch pool with a sturgeon?). Many good quality kids science museum exhibits. Parking is limited.

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Milwaukee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Clean, up kept, and entertaining. Even fun for ages 6-8. We saw Santa, loved the aquariums, and enjoyed the Les Paul exhibit.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

awesome place ......lots of cool stuff for adults and kids to see many things you may have never really thought about.

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