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Discovery World

500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-765-9966
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Ranked #20 of 90 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: Discovery World connects innovation, science, technology and the environment with exploration and learning through interactive exhibits and... more » 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. « less
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have had a membership to DW and have been truly disappointed. the exhibits and interactive exhibits are boring for adults as well as children. My children range in the ages of 7 - 23 and non wish to go back. Had to let my membership expire until they rethink what they wish to offer.

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KChristman, Reservations Coordinator at Discovery World, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your recent review. I would like to take a moment to respond to your comments, and hopefully gain a better understanding of your point of view. We take great pride in the range and quality of experiences we offer Discovery World Members. In addition to 12 months of unlimited free admission, and a range of... More

Denmark, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
5 attraction reviews
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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KChristman, Reservations Coordinator at Discovery World, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We hope you can visit us again soon! More

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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KChristman, Reservations Coordinator at Discovery World, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! If the cost of General Admission for a family of four was off-putting for you, we would highly recommend purchasing a Discovery World Membership! For barely more than the cost of General Admission for your family, a Family Membership would include 12 months of unlimited FREE admission, discounts in our parking garage, Gift Shop &... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews 12 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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KChristman, Reservations Coordinator at Discovery World, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're glad your family has had so many memorable visits here at Discovery World. More

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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23 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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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KChristman, Reservations Coordinator at Discovery World, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad your group of all ages enjoyed your experience here at Discovery World! More

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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KChristman, Reservations Coordinator at Discovery World, responded to this review

We're glad the whole family had such an incredible experience! Thank you for your review! More

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