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Discovery World, Milwaukee

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#1 of 13 in Childrens Museums in Wisconsin
Journey through the world of science and innovation and gain first-hand experience of the wonders of nature and technology at Discovery World. The all-encompassing center works to satisfy your hunger for knowledge and discovery through both the exhibits and a series of interactive and multimedial programs where you can view science at work. Visit the aquarium to admire species that inhabit the waters from the Great Lakes to the Caribbean, step inside the flight simulator, watch educational movies, see a great collection of artifacts, explore the numerous exciting labs, and take part in many other activities. The facility is fully accessible for visitors with special needs and provides free Wi-Fi connectivity throughout. To visit Discovery World and get the most from your holiday in Milwaukee, create itinerary details personal to you using our Milwaukee trip builder .
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  • Came here with my daughter's class for a field trip. They have two different sides and multiple floors. The wing closest to the East has a model of a ship on the top floor. You can go down inside the ...  more »
  • Great time at Discovery World. Seeing the Great Lakes on display and the aquariums in the lower level....a must do at some point while you are in MKE or if you live there.  more »
  • We now take our grandchildren there to experience the fun and learning available. The hands-on displays and exhibits please everyone. The bonus of the aquarium is always fun.  more »
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  • Really fun place, our kids love to go here. It is geared more towards older children, but the younger kids still enjoy it a lot too. There is a lot to see and touch and do. There is a heated parking garage underneath the building. It is pricey though unless you have a seasonal/family pass. With the pass it is a flat $6 rate. I would definitely recommend the pass, with a small family it pays for itself in a couple visits. We are a family of ten and it was actually cheaper to buy the pass than go once, hah! Also pack a lunch, the little cafe is expensive and nothing fancy. Oh leave your coats in your car if you park in the garage. Otherwise you either have to buy a locker or carry them around with you.
  • Great place to take the family, kids young and older. If you plan to see most everything and participate in some of the more popular hands-on exhibits, expect a solid 3-4 hour visit. The VR section is pretty sweet as is the gears/mechanical section in the technology side. On the nature side, there's a bunch of have aquariums, with some of them designed in a way that you walk through.
  • Love visiting here. We've been members for a couple years now. Science exhibits are great for our homeschooled kids. I love the Kohl's craft area. The aquarium is really my favorite area though! New VR area is great.
  • Great place for children and adults to learn about almost anything you can imagine. Get there early to get a good parking spot and plan on spending at least 2 hours there. Definitely recommend.
  • Took my 10 year old and 4 year old here. It was awesome. It is so interactive. My inner kid came out and I might have enjoyed it as much as the kids did. They allow you to bring in your own food which is a huge plus. If we lived closer we would definitely become members.

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