Discovery World is a super cool science museum engaging kids of all ages, and also adults.
The museum is split into two areas, one focused on freshwater science and ecology, highlighting the great lakes system, and a technology area. The Freshwater area includes a medium-sized aquarium where you could spend a good amount of time, and a full-sized wood schooner to explore with 1900s area sailing technology and techniques on display for exploration.
We did not even scratch the surface of the technology area, and we were in there for over an hour. There is a huge exhibit on guitars, energy, building science, automotive engineering, simple machines, and more. Highlights include an awesome flight simulator, model fo a nuclear reactor, a small house displaying building technologies, and several full-size automotive models with cross section displays of systems such as engine, safety, etc.
Discovery World has heated underground parking $8 for two hours, which is great on the really bitter cold days, especially when you have kids. Located on the Lake Michigan lakefront, it has great views of the lake from nearly all areas of the facility, and is easily accessible from Downtown or the Highway. In the summer, it would seem to be right along major running, biking, and walking routes.
It is a bit on the pricey side, $16.95 for adults, but for an afternoon or whole day it is definitely worth it.
I will definitely bring my kids back to Discovery World. 2 hours was not nearly enough time to even begin to see and experience all of the great exhibits.
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