Five Discovery World Experiences You Can’t Miss!

Five Discovery World Experiences You Can’t Miss!

Crisp as an apple, cold like stone. Mornings like stained glass. Evening fog that curls around the streetlamps and shrouds the moon. Ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. October is brilliant. October at Discovery World is even more brilliant. Here are five astounding October Events at Discovery World that you and your family simply cannot miss.

Edible Spider Webs

It begins sweetly (and innocently) enough, like a fairy tale. Learn to spin sugar and create edible spider webs that taste like root beer or candy corn. In this creative, hands-on workshop, you and your family will explore the art of cotton candy and make and take home your own customized flavor.

Each workshop is FREE with general admission and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Due to the hot sugar temperatures and fine motor skills needed, adult supervision is required.

Monsters of the Deep

If fish could dream, they would have nightmares about these denizens of the abyss. Many of these creatures of the deep have both a terrifying appearance AND the ability to glow, which makes them awesome subjects for a print-it-yourself, glow-in-the-dark Halloween mini poster. This is a family-friendly experience. Adult assistance is recommended.

Sci-Fi Family Day

What do we love almost as much as we love science? Science fiction. Spaceships with warp drives and hyperdrives. Empires and Federations. Aliens. Robots. Androids, cyborgs, and replicants. Hyper-intelligent, pan-dimensional mice. Time travel. Time travel in a box that’s bigger on the inside. Time travel in a DeLorean®. Monoliths and magic laser swords.

Sci-Fi Family Day is back at Discovery World! It’s a brilliant day for the entire family to celebrate the fun, inspiring, and imaginative Multiverse of science-fiction.

If you’re Star Wars® fan, a Trekker, or a Whovian, join us. If you’re a Ghostbuster, a Cyberpunk, or Steampunk, join us. Maybe your inner child is a Xenomorph. Perhaps you’re an Asgardian with a mythical hammer. Maybe you’re a billionaire genius with a high-tech suit, or a billionaire genius with a high-tech suit, a sweet car, and a cave. Whatever your thing is, join us.

There will be Stormtroopers. There will be Rebels. There will be Droids. The 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, R2 Builders, and Mandalorian Mercs Star Wars® Costuming & Prop Building Groups will be here. New costuming groups include the Wisconsin Ghostbusters, Heroes Alliance, the Milwaukee Steampunk Society, and more! Experience these magnificent costumes, props, and displays and interact with your favorite characters.

These Are the Activities & Special Presentations You’re Looking For:

  • With his work on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knight Errant comic book series, New York Times Bestselling Author John Jackson Miller helped build the Legends Universe. With his latest novel, Star Wars: A New Dawn, he is helping to create the new Expanded Universe. John will be meeting fans, selling copies of his latest book, and talking with fellow Sci-Fi fanatics.
  • The original “Master Builders”, the Kenosha LEGOUsers Group  will show off some of their amazing creations.
  • The Knights of the Howling Moon are back for all-new, thrilling light saber battles.
  • The Wisconsin Ghostbusters are bringing their stunning replica of the Ecto 1 (the awesome Ghostbusters’ car).
  • In the Kohl’s Design It! Lab, the whole family can create pan-dimensional, sci-fi inspired projects to make and take home.

And bring your best costumes!* Bring us your Jedi, your Sith, your Droids, and your Stormtroopers. Bring us your Rodians, your Lasats, and your Togruta. Bring us your Fremen, your Cylon Centurions, and your Vulcans. Bring us your bow ties, sonic screwdrivers, and tin dogs. Bring us your Blade Runners and your Replicants. Bring us your Avengers®, your Guardians of the Galaxy®, your Justice League® members, and your X-Men®. Bring us your Idirans, your Hooloovoo, your Vree, your Jaffa, and whatever E.T. is.

Ignite your imagination. Embrace the fantastic, the amazing, the astounding, and the impossible. Join us for Sci-Fi Family Day at Discovery World!

*This is a Family-Friendly event. Real weapons are absolutely NOT permitted. Excessively gory or revealing costumes are also not permitted.

Haunted Tall Ship – The Sailing Vessel (S/V) Denis Sullivan

Haunted houses are… okay. Haunted corn mazes are nice, probably. Have you ever explored a Haunted Ship? This October, we’re transforming Discovery World’s tall ship, the Sailing Vessel (S/V) Denis Sullivan, into a haunted schooner, filled from bow to stern with ghouls, ghosts, and goblins.

Climb aboard for some astonishing tricks (and treats!) that our good captains and crew have waiting for you. Come dressed as a pirate or your favorite sci-fi character! Each tour lasts approximately 20 minutes. The last tour leaves 20 minutes prior to listed end time.

Halloween Members Night

This is the big one, the night we can’t wait for. It’s the best family-friendly Halloween event in Milwaukee and one of the best nights on our entire calendar.

It will be creepy, crawly, and positively spooky. It will be terrifyingly interactive. It’s only for our fantastic Discovery World Members.

Go Trick-or-Treating throughout Discovery World. Enjoy FREE tours aboard the Haunted S/V Denis Sullivan. And visit Tony the “Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo!

There will be exciting, spook-tacular projects to make and take home. Print animal skeleton stickers in the Brady Intelligent Products Lab. Make custom Lip Balm infused with the flavors of Autumn in the THIRST Lab. Play with Dry Ice and create your very own Crystal Ball that you can use to “peer into the future”. There will also be very special, very haunted projects in the Kohl’s Design It! Lab

The Café will be open from 5-7pm, and parking is $5 for members. Remember that parking is first-come, first served.

Not a member yet? You can join anytime. Even on Halloween Members Night. We’re waiting.

Have a fantastic October! We’ll see you at Discovery World.

Membership pays for itself in just two visits!

Membership is the best (and most cost-saving way) for your family to enjoy fun and learning throughout the year!

With all of our memberships you’ll receive free admission, program discounts, special member-only events, and more! Members also enjoy FREE access to the Kohl’s Design It! Lab every weekend of the year.

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Getting Here

We are located on Milwaukee’s lakefront with easy access on and off of the expressway.

500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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General Admission

Adults $19
Child (3-17) $16
Child 2 & Under $Free
Senior (60+) $16
College Student* $14
Military Active and Veterans* $14

*Valid ID Required.

Purchase tickets at the Ticket Counter. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

Opens tomorrow at 9a
Tues-Fri 9a - 4p
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p

Getting Here

We are located on Milwaukee’s lakefront with easy access on and off of the expressway.

500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Get Directions
Adults $19
Child (3-17) $16
Child 2 & Under $Free
Senior (60+) $16
College Student* $14
Military Active and Veterans* $14
Military* Active Duty & Veterans $14

*Valid ID Required.

Purchase tickets at the Ticket Counter. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

Opens tomorrow at 9a
Tues-Fri 9a - 4p
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p