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Discovery World

500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
+1 414-765-9966
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Great musem

I'm not much of a museum person but I took my ten year old son here and we spent hours in this... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Excellent Venue...Great Location!

We were here for a wedding...great venue great food...not your typical banquet food...great... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
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500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I'm not much of a museum person but I took my ten year old son here and we spent hours in this place. Being from chicago we have our fair share of museums but this museum topped all chicago museums for me. It has two...More

Thank susycorcoran
Reviewed September 5, 2015

We were here for a wedding...great venue great food...not your typical banquet food...great atmosphere...great staff...really enjoyed our time there!

Thank DivineandFree2015
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Visited on a Sunday morning with my 10 year old son. He really enjoyed several of the exhibits. Going in I was concerned that this type of hands on museum might be too much like a children's museum but trust me it was able to...More

Thank Sarah D
KChristman, Volunteer & Development Supervisor at Discovery World, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2015

Thank you for your wonderful review, Sarah! We're glad your son enjoyed the Briggs & Stratton Milwaukee Muscle exhibit. Make sure to stop by later this November, to check out a new addition to this exhibit area, where you'll be able to operate a REAL...More

Reviewed August 27, 2015

We recently went to an event in the party space on the top floor. The room was beautiful and spacious and offered great views of the city!

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed August 25, 2015

We did not go into the museum. My nephew and I attended their Saturday experiment outside with liquid nitrogen. He loved touching the "cloud" and seeing the frozen flower, banana, and rubber ball. It's free and held on a few Saturdays while the weather permits....More

1  Thank jazzy13172
Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Came with family..... If you want to avoid crowds come early. The kids loved it. We spend over 5 hrs here. Also sign up for the bee hive 3d reality, it was so fun. Just do it when you arrive to get the time slot...More

Thank Sergey S
Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went to discovery world with my grandson. He was in his element!! He took us all around and showed us everything feeling really proud while on his journey. Lots to do lots to see. Our little 3 month grand daughter was thrilled with the aquarium....More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Such a great place to take the kids- or adults! You get to walk around and see a to scale representation of the great lakes, and fun aquarium, you can pet fish :), and so much more! You could go many times and see different...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed August 18, 2015

I always enjoy an aquarium, this one was fine and there was an interesting exhibit on clean water. It is mostly a museum for educating children. I would say 40 % of the exhibits were broken or missing.

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited here because our kids wanted to go to a museum type place. First, we had difficulty finding a parking place and ended up parking at a meter and walking several blocks. Once we got to the building, we debated about going in because...More

2  Thank Amy D
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Response from mvsap | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is parking. We were able to walk from our hotel so we didn’t use the parking.
Kathleen R
November 1, 2016|
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Response from vthereandnow | Reviewed this property |
It's $14 over 60 and if you are a veteran it is $12
April 21, 2016|
Response from r m | Reviewed this property |
This is less than 1 mile east. Of central Milwaukee. All the big downtown hotels are near. All can see the lake. Hotels a bit North may offer a better view. Use the app. Search Discovery World. Bottom right, choose... More