Understanding Discovery World Membership Levels

Every day is a great day to spend time with the people you care about most. And we love when you want to come to Discovery World and spend time here with us.

But maybe you have questions about our different membership levels and the admission benefits that they include. Questions like:

  • I can’t always make it down, but can I send a caretaker with my kids?
  • What membership level will allow guests?
  • How do you authorize an alternate adult to use your membership?
  • How can you upgrade your membership?
  • How many adults and children receive admission under each membership level?

For answers to these questions and more, we have put together some helpful information.

Overview of admittance policies per membership level:

Individual Membership ($55) – This level membership allows admission for one (1) named adult cardholder.

Dual Membership ($80) – This level membership allows admission for up to two (2) named adult cardholders OR one (1) named adult cardholder and one (1) child age 3-17.

  • HOT TIP: This is an especially helpful option for parents who only have one child that is age two or under, as children two and under receive free general admission at Discovery World until they turn three. After the child turns three, it’s a great time to start considering the Family level membership or above!

Family Membership ($125) – This level membership allows admission for up to two (2) named adults and all children age 17 and under that reside in the same household as long as at least one of the adults checking in is an authorized, named adult cardholder on the membership record.

Family Access Membership ($45) – This level membership allows admission for up to two (2) adults and all children age 17 and under that reside in the same household as long as at least one of the adults checking in is an authorized, named adult cardholder on the membership record. Your family qualifies for this discounted membership if you are a Wisconsin resident that participates in Wisconsin Works, WIC, My WI Childcare, Wisconsin Quest, FoodShare, BadgerCare, or Medicaid. Proof of participation in one of the qualifying programs required.

Family Plus Membership ($165) – This level membership allows the same admission as the Family Membership level (two adults and all children 17 and under that reside in the same household) PLUS they get the benefit of one guest (adult or child) admission per check-in.

  • Another benefit of this membership level is the option to name up to two (2) additional authorized, named “Plus” adults (for a total of four authorized, named adults including the two cardholders). Naming these additional “Plus” adults allows them to come in to Discovery World and gain admission under the membership without the need to have a cardholder present.
  • HOT TIP: This is an especially helpful option for members who would like a caregiver (sitter, nanny, grandparent, etc.) to be able to bring the member children to Discovery World without having to be present themselves as cardholders.
  • Please note that the maximum number of adults that can check in under this membership level is three (3), with at least one of them being an authorized, named adult on the membership record.

Grandparents Membership ($125) – This level membership allows admission for up to two (2) adults and all grandchildren age 17 and under (need not reside with grandparents) as long as at least one of the adults checking in is a grandparent that is an authorized, named cardholder on the membership record.

Grandparents Plus Membership ($165) – This level membership allows the same admission as the Grandparents Membership level (two adults and all grandchildren 17 and under) PLUS they get the benefit of one guest (adult or child) admission per check-in.

  • Another benefit of this membership level is the option to name up to two (2) additional authorized, named “Plus” adults (for a total of four authorized, named adults including the two cardholders). Naming these additional “Plus” adults allows them to come in to Discovery World and gain admission under the membership without the need to have a cardholder present.
  • HOT TIP: This is an especially helpful option for grandparents who would like their adult children (the parents) to be able to bring the member grandchildren to Discovery World without the grandparent cardholders having to be present.
  • Please note that the maximum number of adults that can check in under this membership level is three (3), with at least one of them being an authorized, named adult on the membership record.

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Other policies and reminders for all membership levels:

  • Memberships and membership cards are only valid for admission when at least one (1) authorized, named adult under the membership record is present with a valid photo ID.
  • Children age 17 and under cannot be recognized as a cardholder or authorized “Plus” adult. Member children must be accompanied by a named, authorized adult on the membership record associated with the child to gain admission to Discovery World. If a member child attends Discovery World by themselves or with an adult that is not on the membership record associated with that child, the child will not be recognized under the membership and general admission must be purchased for them.
  • Memberships and membership cards are not transferable for use by any adults not officially named on the membership record.

Need to upgrade your membership?

  • If you still have some time before your membership expiration date, consider a mid-term upgrade. You just pay the difference between your original membership fee and the fee for the membership level you want to upgrade to. Then, you can enjoy the perks of your membership upgrade for the remainder of your membership term. This can be done in person at Discovery World or over the phone at 414-765-8620.
  • If your membership will be expiring soon, you may want to consider renewing your membership at your desired, upgraded level. That way you would get the most value out of your upgrade. And don’t worry! If you renew before your expiration date, your renewal will add a year from that date, so you won’t be losing out on valuable membership time! To renew your membership, you can go online to the Membership Page, stop in at Discovery World in-person, or give us a call at 414-765-8620.

For a list of the exciting benefits that all of our members receive, visit our Membership Page.

If you have additional questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Membership Department. Our Membership Team is always happy to be of assistance. We hope to see you at Discovery World soon!

Discovery World Membership Department
414-765-8620
membership@discoveryworld.org

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!

  • Free, Unlimited Daily Admission
  • Discounts on Programs
  • Advance Notice of Events and Programs
  • Special Member Only Events
  • Reciprocal Admission to Over 300 STEM Museums Worldwide
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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 $20
Child (3-17) $16
Child 2 & Under $Free
Senior (60+) $16
College Student* $14
Military Active and Veterans* $14

*Valid ID Required.

Prices are subject to change. Click HERE to buy tickets and for important information you need to know before visiting. 

Current Hours

Wednesday-Sunday: 9am-4pm
Tues-Fri -
Sat & Sun -

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 $20
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.

Prices are subject to change. Click HERE to buy tickets and for important information you need to know before visiting. 

Current Hours

Wednesday-Sunday: 9am-4pm
Tues-Fri -
Sat & Sun -
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