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Discovery World

A Profile of Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin


Discovery World

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Visiting Discovery World

Where: 500 N. Harbor Dr.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.
Cost: General admission is $16.95 adults; $14.95 seniors; $12.95 children 3-17; $9.95 college students; Free for children under 3.
Contact: (414) 765-9966 or info@discoveryworld.org
Website: www.discoveryworld.org

Discovery World is a 120,000-square foot interactive science and technology museum located on Milwaukee's lakefront. Features include Les Paul's House of Sound -- in which guests can "play" a virtual jam session with Les Paul, the Reiman Aquarium and "touch tank," a video and audio production studio, a Tesla Lives! live theatre show, a full rotation of science and educational films playing in two theaters, and several other fun, interactive exhibits. In summer months, Discovery World is also home port to the S/V Denis Sullivan, a 137-foot replica of a 19th century Great Lakes schooner.

Discovery World opened in its current location on the Milwaukee lakefront in 2006, on a beautiful stretch of land between the Milwaukee Art Museum and Henry Maier Festival Park (the Summerfest Grounds). Since then, the Discovery World grounds have become part of the lakefront fabric, a must-see stop for tourists, even if it's just to photograph the cool buildings or the S/V Denis Sullivan.

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