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Discovery World

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“bed of nails”(29 reviews)
“les paul”(28 reviews)
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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500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
+1 414-765-9966
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Reviewed yesterday

This is by far the best interactive musuem around. And the adults enjoy as much as the children. A positive experience.

Thank Plantchamp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit with some hands on activities for all, especially for the younger children. Lovely building. Much to see and do!

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this venue has a wide variety of fascinating exhibits- from a bed of nails to small moving models that you turn things and watch quirky figures do stuff to water cycle giant models, all on a gorgeous setting on the lake.

Thank john e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was unsure if we would go here when visiting Milwaukee, but glad we did. My husband and 2 sons ages 20 and 22 very much enjoyed this museum. From the simulator flying plan, driving a race car, laying on a bed of nails, the virtual...More

Thank momofboys000
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 31 August 2018

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 28 August 2018

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 25 August 2018 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 23 August 2018 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 21 August 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

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11 August 2018|
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Response from F1Rumors | Reviewed this property |
It is an interesting visit for adults too...
21 January 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
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8 January 2018|
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Response from Beto6226 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a cafeteria. Reduced options.