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Discovery World, Milwaukee

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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 on your holiday in Milwaukee, and find out what else Milwaukee has to offer, use our Milwaukee trip itinerary planner.
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  • Very interesting - variety of fun activities and experiments for all ages. From the bed of nails to the human hamster wheels.. lots to learn and explore. 
  • I presented my student card and paid $ 7. I don't know if it was special because it was close to closing time, but I thought it was excellent!
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  • Discovery World has lots to offer families. (Grade school and older kids) Be prepared to spend a day! Discovery World is set in a beautiful location with a magnificent view of the lake. Excellent camp...  read more »
  • This is a science and technology museum as well as a tremendous resource for the Great Lakes. Much of the museum is a 'hands on" exhibit. This is great for kids as well as adults (you know you want to push the button). It may not be the Science and Industry museum in Chicago but it is good and certainly there is nothing else in Milwaukee that competes with it. As it sits out on the Lake, the view is spectacular. One side is the Lake, one side the city and to the north - the Calatrava. Everything is handicap accessible. There is parking at the museum or in the park.
  • We have enjoyed the Discovery World many times for the past 3 years. We have a family pass so it's nice that we don't feel like we have to see everything when we go each time. However like other commenters have mentioned I feel they book WAY TO MANY field trips on one day. We just got home and left early due to overcrowding and rude campers who kept pushing in front of my kids. (this is not the first time this has happened, it occurs during the school year as well!) They should offer a camp/field trip free day once a week or every other week so family pass holders can enjoy having a pass without all the chaos Also, a lot of the displays don't work very well if at all. Overall it is a fun way to spend some time, but if I paid full price I would be pretty upset!
  • From a employee perspective the customers can be very disrespectful and ignorant when they talk about the black staff. It was sad and depressing to hear the slurs that they said about people they don't even know. Some of the staff was very nice but others were rude and lost their manners somewhere in the aquarium. Never will go there again.
  • The whole family went, and everyone from the 8 year old to the 88 year old had a good time. The interactive displays are remarkable, and while you can (and should!) learn a lot, it's always fun.
  • This place is great. You get to see everything you would ever want about engineering. There is also a water life area to see. Get ready to stay the whole day.
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