Discovery World [edit]
500 N. Harbor Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 765-9966
(414) 765-0311 Fax
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Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin is a non-profit organization located on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, and is committed to educational, cultural, and environmental development.
Upcoming events

Sept. 30, 2017
Sci-Fi Family Day

Sci-Fi Family Day is back at Discovery World! See magnificent costumes, props, and displays while you interact with your favorite characters from the sci-fi world! Add to the fun of the day by dressing up as your favorite character! Discovery World is a family-oriented technology center. Please keep your costume tasteful. Nothing excessively revealing or gory will be allowed. No real weapons allowed, including guns, knives, swords, etc.

Oct. 7, 2017
Scouting Showcase at Discovery World

The 2017-18 Girl Scout and Boy Scout season is almost here. There are new badges to earn, new journeys to embark upon, new skills to learn, and new friends to make. It’s going to be an incredible adventure. Are you ready? Join us for Scouting Showcase at Discovery World. Discover what Discovery World and other organizations in Southeastern Wisconsin can offer your Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts this year! Explore Discovery World’s Promenade, sign up for workshops, and talk with vendors and organizations who can help you plan your entire year. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts dressed in uniform receive a $1 discount on admission to Discovery World.

Oct. 12, 2017
Teacher's Night

Why bring your students to Discovery World? In addition to our interactive exhibits and Reiman Aquarium, we offer exciting and exploratory hands-on labs and workshops that allow your students to investigate science, technology, and engineering. Join us for Teacher’s Night at Discovery World and see for yourself! We are opening our doors to any formal educator for an adults-only night of fun and discovery, including guided tours, lab showcases, food, drinks, and prizes. Tickets are $6 for Educators and $19 for Guest of Educators. Event cost includes parking, finger food, and one (1) drink ticket. Cash bar available. Educators are allowed only one (1) guest each. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. All sales are final.

Oct. 20, 2017
Halloween Members Night

Bring the whole family for a howling good time! Halloween Members Night will feature Discovery World’s Haunted Sailing Vessel (S/V) Denis Sullivan and many other surprises, plus the entire museum and café will be open to members and their guests from 5-9p! Watch your email or check our website for information about the exciting labs that will be offered during this spooky night. Costumes for all ages are highly encouraged, so start planning now!

Nov. 11, 2017
Girls & STEM

Come celebrate Girls & STEM! – a one-day special event that celebrates local women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers and all the opportunities for girls and women to play and work in STEM fields in our community and throughout Wisconsin. Along the Discovery World Promenade and throughout the museum, local and regional Discovery World partners in STEM fun, education, and careers will engage with guests through hands-on STEM-focused interactive booths.

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