Inspire Generations

At Discovery World, we take great care in creating extraordinary, hands-on adventures for people of all ages and backgrounds, which is made possible through the generous donations of supporters like you. Your gift allows students and families across Wisconsin and beyond access to exciting experiences and educational programs.


500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202




Ways to Give

  • Annual Fund
  • Access
  • Outreach
  • Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Capital Projects
  • Steve Atwell Memorial Youth Scholarship Endowment

Steve Atwell was a vibrant presence at Discovery World, where he spent more than 14 years as the Director of Development. Inspired by Steve’s commitment to Discovery World and to Milwaukee youth, the Steve Atwell Memorial Youth Scholarship Endowment was created.

When fully funded, this endowment will ensure that young people in our community can continue in perpetuity to find enrichment and inspiration at Discovery World regardless of their financial status. The investment earnings from this endowment will give unrestricted and personalized access of our STEM programs, camps, research, labs, staff, and collaborative partners to our area’s youth.

Your compassionate gift, pledge, or estate gift commitment to our endowment will create a perpetual legacy of annual support for future generations of Wisconsin kids, families, and schools, such as:

  • $1,500 provides $75 annually, the cost of a day’s admission for a family each year
  • $3,300 provides $165 annually, the cost of one free Family Plus membership each year
  • $7,100 provides $355 annually, the cost of one summer camp scholarship every summer
  • $20,000 provides $1,000 annually, the cost of multiple annual field trips with transportation and an educational program for one classroom
  • $100,000 provides $5,000 annually, the cost of admission so that over 300 local girls can attend our annual Girls & STEM event

To designate your donation, contact the Development Department at 414-765-1976 or email

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