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Prepare to investigate innovation throughout history when you enter the Innovation Station.Master Morse Code as you send messages and learn about the wireless telegraph, harness the possibilities of pneumatic power with a dancing dinosaur, and explore biomimicry, batteries, servos, and more.Do you have what it takes to survive the Bed of Nails?In partnership with Johnson Controls.Harness your human power when you explore different types of energy and learn how people transform energy from different sources into civilization. Discover how energy from the sun drives life, the weather, and our world. Experience the Touch Lightning Exhibit featuring a Tesla Coil. Put your hand inside a tornado. Experiment with gravity and invisible light energy. Run the city. ...What does a scientist look like? What about an engineer? A physicist? A chemist? An astronomer? A mathematician? An astronaut? They should look like everyone. They are everyone. In this exhibition, we celebrate intelligence, curiosity, creativity, determination, and the indomitable human spirit. We are celebrating a very few of the very best of us.Explore endless worlds in Virtual Explorer, our virtual reality experience. You and your family will experience incredible and impossible environments, immersive gameplay, and a new kind of storytelling. Discover the incredible technology that will someday change how we play, work, learn, create, and interact.Open the magic door. Step inside. Become a Virtual Explorer.Virtual Explorer closes at 3:30pm daily.In partnership with...Experience the wonders of the rails when you explore All Aboard, Discovery World’s model railroading exhibit! Whether you’re a full-blown train enthusiast or enamored by the marvels of miniature worlds, your family won’t want to miss this replica of mid-20th century Milwaukee equipped with a dynamic landscape including local buildings such as the historic Everett Street Depot, Pabst Brewery, Usinger's...Are you ready to explore an underwater world? Discover strange, beautiful, and fascinating creatures from around the world in our Reiman Aquarium. You’ll pet stingrays and sturgeon in our Touch Tank. Meet adorable turtles, axolotls, ball pythons, poison dart frogs, and so much more. And be sure to check our Event Calendar for a full schedule of our brand new...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!How does the Milwaukee Water Works purify water so that it’s safe to drink? How do we use water in our homes, schools, and businesses? How does the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District clean the water and protect Lake Michigan? Discover the story of water as it travels from Lake Michigan to our homes and back again.Make waves on The Challenge! The Challenge is a replica of a Great Lakes Schooner that sailed 1852-1889. The original vessel was built by a 25 year-old shipwright named William Wallace Bates, who had only an 8th grade education and influenced shipbuilding by including the use of a retractable centerboard. The Challenge was the semi-truck of the Great Lakes. The...There are six classical simple machines, the elementary “building blocks” of all the complicated machines today. You can put them to work at Discovery World.Can you lift a log? A boulder? A giant block of ice? A house? Can you lift yourself? Of course you can! Harness the power of mechanical advantage with simple machines.