All Ages

  • 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....
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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. Flight Simulator Strap on your wings and take control of your very own plane. Explore the physics of flight by virtually piloting a plane around the world in our Flight Simulator....
  • 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.
  • Les Paul’s House of Sound

    Experience the innovative and creative spirit of Les Paul. Follow Les Paul’s story from his humble beginnings in Waukesha, Wisconsin to his travels around the world – performing, innovating, and experimenting at every stop along the way. Immerse yourself in his music and explore the guitars, techniques, sounds, and the technology that Les pioneered. You can also mix and share...
  • Wind Leaves

    Wind Leaves
    Wind Leaves is a series of soaring aluminum columns that rotate with the wind. Located right outside Discovery World, the Leaves are covered with thousands of stainless steel disks that swirl and ripple with the wind, creating a kaleidoscope of reflections from the lake, the sky, and the city. The Wind Leaves are surrounded by musical benches that can be...
  • Kohl’s Design It! Lab

    Bring the whole family to the Kohl’s Design It! Lab on Saturday and Sundays to make wonderfully creative projects that you can take home. You’ll choose a project from our rotating menu and we’ll guide you through the creation process. Want to make something completely original? Utilize our Upcycling Wall to transform old magazines, ribbon, yarn, and other interesting materials...
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