Group Visits

Take your learning beyond your classroom with Discovery World’s onsite field trips and school programs that encourage exploration and put the wonder of science in your hands.

Planning a group visit can be hectic—we’re here to help! Take a look at the sections below for important information about group pricing, requirements, hours, policies, deadline dates, and more. Once you’ve read everything over, start the reservations process by either filling out a request form online or by calling the Reservations Department at 414-765-8625 (M-F, 8am-4pm). From there, we will review your needs and work with you to book your visit.

Reservations must be made at least three (3) weeks in advance. No reservations will be accepted without at least three (3) weeks notice. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so advanced booking is highly encouraged. Group rates are only available for groups of 10+ with advance booking and payment.

Group Admission rates are available during our regular business hours. To qualify for discounted group rates, you must have a minimum group size of 10 paying individuals and make a reservation at least three (3) weeks in advance.

DPI Certified K-12 Schools:

  • $8/student
  • $9/adult
  • A ratio of one (1) adult for every ten (10) students is required.
  • We will give one (1) complimentary adult admission for every ten (10) students attending.

Homeschools may qualify for our school group rates. Homeschool educators must show their PI-1206 form to receive the school rates.

Non-Schools:

Daycares, CLCs, Non-Profits, Colleges, Universities, Recreation Centers, Senior Groups, Travel Groups, Girl Scout Groups, Boy Scout Groups, etc.

  • $10/child
  • $14/adult
  • A ratio of one (1) adult for every ten (10) children is required.
  • We will give one (1) complimentary adult admission for every ten (10) children attending.

Group rates and programs are already discounted and are not valid with Discovery World memberships or any other discount or promotion. Groups may not use Discovery World membership benefits towards field trips or group visits. 

School Program Add-Ons come at an additional cost.

Between October and May, we offer optional educational programs you can add-on to your group visit. Programs run between 9:30am-4:00pm and options are available for students in grades K5-12. Space is limited and advanced reservations are required. 

Pricing varies by program. There is a 10 student or child minimum required to book any group program.

Group Program Add-On Details

All required items are due two (2) weeks prior to your visit date. Required items include:

  • Final Headcount (# of students/children AND # of adults)
  • Full Payment
  • Signed Agreement

We reserve the right to cancel your visit if the required items are not received by the two-week deadline date.

Full payment is due two (2) weeks prior to your visit date. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We do not accept Purchase Orders. No deposit required. No tax added.

Any person not included or paid for in your final headcount by the indicated due date will be charged general admission pricing of $20/child and $24/adult. In addition, these individuals will not be allowed in any scheduled lunch period or program(s). We will not accept day-of walk-up payments or walk-up additions at the discounted group rate.

HOW TO PAY:

  • Credit Card Payments:

    • Process by phone.
    • Call the Reservations Department at 414-765-8625 (M-F, 8am-4pm)
    • We accept all major credit cards.
    • There are no card transaction fees charged.
    • No online payment links or portals are available.
  • Check Payments:

    • Prepare and send checks ahead of your indicated due date.
    • Include your order # with payment.
    • Make checks payable to Discovery World.
    • Mail or deliver in-person to:
      Discovery World
      Attn: Reservations
      500 N Harbor Dr
      Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Allow adequate time for your accountant/bookkeeper to process and mail payments so they arrive by your indicated due date.

NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR:

  • Changes, cancellations, or reschedules made after the indicated due date.
  • Persons missing or absent on the visit date.
  • “No show” groups.
  • Missed or cancelled programs if a group arrives late or does not arrive for scheduled programs.
  • Persons or groups asked to immediately leave due to inappropriate behavior according to our policies.

Any request to make changes, reschedule, or cancel your group visit must be made two (2) weeks prior to your visit date. Requests made after the indicated due date will not be accepted, nor will any refunds or credits be given.

Cancellations due to school/organization weather closures will not be penalized. Please contact the Reservations Department as soon as possible with notice of the weather closure and we will discuss rescheduling possibilities.

Discovery World firmly believes that everyone should have the opportunity to explore endlessly and start their lifelong learning adventure. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partners, we are thrilled to offer reduced student admission rates and/or partial transportation reimbursement to qualifying Wisconsin K5-12 schools.

For more information, visit our School Access Support page.

School Access Support

Have you read through all the information above and are ready to make a reservation? Great! You can make a Group Visit reservation by either calling the Reservations Department at 414-765-8625 (M-F, 8am-4pm) or use the button below to make a reservation via our online request form.

Group Visit Request Form

If you have any questions as you plan, please contact the Reservations Department by phone at 414-765-8625 (M-F, 8am-4pm) or by email at reservations@discoveryworld.org.

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