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  • All Aboard

    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...
  • Virtual Explorer

    Explore endless worlds in Virtual Explorer
    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....
  • Aquarium

    Discovery World Reiman Aquarium
    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 Animal Encounters...
  • Great Lakes Future

    Explore interactive models of the Great Lakes in the world
    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!Explore...
  • The City of Freshwater and Liquid House

    Discover the story of water
    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.In partnership with Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage...
  • The Challenge

    Make waves on The Challenge!
    Make waves on The Challenge! Climb aboard The Challenge, a replica of a Great Lakes Schooner that sailed from 1852-1889. Once there were thousands of ships like this sailing the lakes, carrying goods from city to city. They were the semi-trucks of the Great Lakes.  Now it’s your chance to walk the deck, ring the bell, turn the rudder, and experience...
  • Simple Machine Shipyard

    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.
  • Milwaukee Muscle

    How does an airplane fly? Can you lift a boulder with liquid? Explore motors, engines, and power in this investigative engineering experience into some of Milwaukee’s most powerful innovations. FLUID POWER Multiply your might when you amplify your ingenuity with Fluid Power. Climb into a real, working mini-excavator and operate the boom, bucket, swing arm, and tracks. In partnership with...
  • Physics & You

    Launch a rocket. Build circuits and sail air cars. Launch rings using an electromagnetic pulse, and send your own Vertical Flyer up, up and away. Discover the fundamentals of physics and learn how to control the fundamental forces that shape our world.
  • The Distant Mirror

    How can the tools and technology that archaeologists use help you uncover the past and find new stories? Explore the inside of a mummy with a CT scan, and sift through layers of time. Use maps to discover how the city of Milwaukee has evolved through the years, and take a new look at the city through the Digital Periscope.
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