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Discovery World

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Address: 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: +1 414-765-9966
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Discovery World connects innovation, science, technology and the...
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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Great for kids and adults

We are a childless couple who decided to try this out. We had a good time. There is a lot to see. Our favorite part was the gears section in the science and technology section... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We are a childless couple who decided to try this out. We had a good time. There is a lot to see. Our favorite part was the gears section in the science and technology section. The aquarium was okay, there are fish to see (mostly of the Great Lakes variety) and you can pet a stingray and sturgeon. Overall we... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Discovery World is fun for all ages. There are plenty of things for the little ones to touch and watch and explore, but there is also a lot of valuable educational messages for people of all ages. The staff is very friendly and willing to answer any questions that you have. The aquarium, although small, is beautiful and very well... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lots of interaction for kids of all ages! We have been here multiple times and each time we find something different....the simulations are wonderful for hands on learners

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I am baffled by the negative reviews. We have an ASTC reciprocal membership, which means we get into many science museums for free, so we almost always go to one when we visit a new city. I have been to more than a dozen science museums in recent years, and this one does a pretty amazing job of keeping kids... More 

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San Mateo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent, had a wonderful time! Five of us went and enjoyed the day there. My husband and I bought a dual membership so that we could get into this museum as well as the museums near us in California. The kids had a great time and it's so great to see them enjoying science. My husband and I had fun... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This interactive museum is an excellent place to spend an afternoon no matter what age. Exhibits include interactive engineering models, a 3-D printer with take-home projects, Kohl's Kid's Design It Lab, Les Paul's House of Sound , a freshwater aquarium, and many other exhibits and activities. Give yourself enough time to enjoy it all so check the hours when planning... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Looking for something to do with your kids and teens in Milwaukee head to Discovery World. There is even something for adults - Les Paul electric guitar section. This area gives the whole history of the man who is credited with inventing the electric guitar. There are photos, actual guitars and handwritten notes and letters for Les Paul. Aside from... More 

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SAN ANTONIO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Discovery World is definitely worth visiting, especially if you are into art exhibits. It is located on the lake. The only down side is the parking can be difficult and with all the construction going on around it, it is unpredictable at times.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fun science museum located on Milwaukee's lakefront. Museum is located in a beautiful building with a great view of Lake Michigan. Activities are suited more for older kids and teens than younger kids, but the younger kids will still have fun. Even parents enjoy the hands-on activities. Some interesting and fun exhibits were Reiman Aquarium, Grossology, Bed of Nails and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The best thing about this place is the rotating room at the top and the interactive exhibits. Take your children here and they will love you forever!

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Additional Information about Discovery World

Address: 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: +1 414-765-9966
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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