Have you ever explored an underwater world?

Embark on a scavenger hunt to discover hundreds of underwater creatures, from stingrays to sturgeons, poison dart frogs, snakes, mermaids, and be sure to say hi to our “turtley” awesome friends, Beep and Boop!

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Share the wonder of science and ignite a love of endless exploration!

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We are the spark of joy in a child’s eyes when they make a connection with a living creature. We are the sudden and satisfying “Aha” when you discover something you didn’t even know you were looking for. We are the beginning of your lifelong learning adventure.

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It’s Time to Explore Your Neighborhood

Around 30 million people make their home around the Great Lakes. Explore one of the largest interactive models of the Great Lakes in the world! Investigate the geology and geography of some of the fish, turtles, snakes, and other creatures that make their homes in the Great Lakes Basin. Make it rain and create fog. Welcome to the Great Lakes!

Inspire Generations

When you support Discovery World, you help us enhance our experience and enrich the quality of science education in Milwaukee and beyond. From caring for our creatures to feeding hungry minds, your donation makes all the difference.

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Summer Camp 2022

Your kids are curious, talented, creative, and eager to try everything. Let them explore new ideas, develop new abilities, design, and make at Discovery World. Whether you have a curious questioner in 5th grade, a bored child who wants to express themselves, or a kid looking to have some fun, Discovery World Summer Camp is for them. Each camp has a unique and exciting theme. Come for one camp, or spend the whole summer with us!

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Our Love of Science Knows No Bounds

Operate an air-powered dinosaur at Innovation Station or pilot a virtual plane at our popular Flight Simulator. You can create a thunderstorm over the Great Lakes, create your own music, and more. We’ve got virtual reality, a creative design lab, a replica ship, and all kinds of adventures waiting for you and your friends.

An Immersive Experience
An Immersive Experience

Here, we encourage our guests to run, play, and interact with EVERYTHING! From scavenger hunts to virtual reality gaming, your little scallywags can test their sea legs on a replica Great Lakes Schooner, create thunderstorms, challenge a robot to tic-tac-toe, and more!

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