We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great scientific experience, lots of handson” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Discovery World

Discovery World
500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-765-9966
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #15 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Science Museums, Museums
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Strassen, Luxembourg
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great scientific experience, lots of handson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I went there with my kids and we all had a great experience! Cool aquarium, great science sights. Checkout the robotic section where they produce your toy with the dream machine.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

225 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    105
    72
    22
    14
    12
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Libertyville, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great For Kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I love places that take science and make it really cool, hands on, and interesting for kids. This place fits the bill. My kids had a great time with all the science and aquatic exhibits.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
“Great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I really do not want to write a essay for each one of my anwser, sorry but I'm handicapped and if I could type I'd be working instead of ding this on my computer

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
“Has the potential to be better...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We took our seven year old and four year old on a saturday early afternoon...the experience was ok, but the kids got bored quickly, since a lot of the exhibits weren't working, or closed down. Along with the aquarium being rather small. We feel we did not get our sixty dollars worth (two adults, two kids)...waste of time...wished we had gone somewhere else. Also, wished lockers would have been available...we had to carry our winter coats around(cold springtime) since we walked from our nearby hotel.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Richmond, Illinois
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“So glad I bought the Groupon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Bought the yearly membership via Groupon and am SO glad I did! What a phenomenal place! The fish, the ship, the machines!! Love the underground [ie no coats] parking! It is just a great space and really shows off the lake. We WILL be back!

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Discovery World also viewed

 

Been to Discovery World? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Discovery World, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.