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Discovery World

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Discovery World is Milwaukee’s premier, non-profit science and technology center for the whole family. Our 120,000 sq. ft. center offers fun and educational experiences and features interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, educational labs and...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
+1 414-765-9966
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent hands-on museum for kids, but if your child is over 13, they may be less than impressed. I took my 15-year-old foreign exchange student from Vietnam, and while he was very polite, I don't think he was that engaged. Save your...More

Thank Corlene B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Note that we visited this museum as part of a reciprocal ASTC museum membership and did not have to pay the individual entry fee. I mention that as we liked the museum but not sure the one time visit fee of $19 is worth it...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is best for children about 6-7 years old & up. There are many hands on things to do, experiments that teach and places to explore. Who could ask for more?

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Discovery World is great because there are multiple floors with interactive exhibits. The aquarium is a big hit and our son loves to touch the stingrays and sturgeon. My only complaint is a number of the buttons on the displays in the freshwater area were...More

Thank sarahkk782
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to check this place out for the first time. Sadly quite a few exhibits were closed, so I feel that I did not get my money’s worth. The ones that were working really nothing spectacular or impressive just thought it was not good use...More

Thank Beach48
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Took the Amtrak from Glenview, IL to Milwaukee Intermodal Station (Sat. August 18th, 2018). ($72 for 3 adults and 1 4 year old) each way Took Uber from the station to Discovery Center - 5 minutes $19 per person for adult. $16 for 3-13 year...More

Thank nakhan2
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Great hands on science exhibits for kids from 4-11!!! We go there with the grandkids when in town, they love it went twice in one weekend.The place could use a bit of sprucing up though. It's starting show some age..one of our boys wanted to...More

Thank sksmcleod
Reviewed August 19, 2018

My entire family found this place interesting. We really liked the exhibits in the aquarium area. They had many aquatic animals, a touch pool, a big boat suspended from the ceiling that you could walk around in, and many water related things. The rest of...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Lots of activities for kids to spend time. It does have good no. of artifacts to keep adults interested,

Thank Akira306
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Visited Discovery World with tweens and they had a blast checking out all of the robotics, driving simulators and the marine life. Must see stop if your kids like science!

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August 10, 2018|
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Response from F1Rumors | Reviewed this property |
It is an interesting visit for adults too...
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Jenna S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this reply took so long, but yes, i believe so. Wide open spaces with a ship to play on, an amazing Great Lakes exhibit to play with, and fun hands-on engineering exhibit; not as massive as Science and Industry, but... More
Kelly F
January 7, 2018|
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Response from Beto6226 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a cafeteria. Reduced options.