Your Guide to the Best November Ever (No Really)

Your Guide to the Best November Ever (No Really)

Is November the best month? Yes. Okay, no. That would be October. July is fantastic, too. September is nice. June is lovely. January is brutal. April is cruel. March is equally unforgiving, unless you like college basketball, and then March can either be wonderful or unforgiving or both. August could be great, but nothing happens in August. There are other months, probably, but we’re talking about November. And November is the best! Or not. Mostly not. We’re trying to fix that.

Yes, November is cold and windy and bleak and dark, but not as cold and windy and bleak and dark as it’s gonna be. It might even snow! Not the beautiful fluffy snow that blankets everything in white and turns the world into an Acura commercial. November snow is usually heavy and wet and… fantastic for making small, lumpy, misshapen snowmen. Oh! November is hands down the best month for pie! That’s something. Pie is good.

And then there’s Thanksgiving, which is the best holiday. Well, it should be the best holiday – family and/or friends, a ginormous dinner, naps, and football. The actual Thanksgiving that we experience year after year, however, is often an imperfect reflection of the Platonic Ideal of Thanksgiving that each of us holds in our minds. That, and no one cares about the Detroit Lions.

Anyway, there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so (which is not even remotely true, but Hamlet said it so we’re gonna roll with it). And we’ve thought about it. And we’ve decided to make November great again. Wait, no. Sorry. We’re going to make November great to begin with. Like the back end of a turkey, we’ve stuffed November full of fun things to create and incredible things to do here at Discovery World. Fun for the whole family? Oh, yes.


A NEW November Kohl’s Design It! Lab Menu

Weekends in November ǀ 10am-5pm ǀ INCLUDED with General Admission

Inspired by the spirit of November and Thanksgiving, our innovative and inventive designers have created a marvelous new menu of things for the whole family to make and take home. You could join us every weekend in November and create something different each time you visit.

Create a veritable cornucopia of incredible projects including a festive candy corn ornament, a “musical” turkey gobbler, and a turkey crown. Make a pheasant feather hat, football jewelry, a football player bobblehead, a QB playbook, and a whole lot more.

The Kohl’s Design It! Lab will be open on Black Friday, 10am-5pm!


Catch Some Wicked, Winter Waves

Sat, Nov 5 ǀ 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm ǀ FREE with General Admission

Surfing in November? In Wisconsin? Isn’t that a bit, um, extreme? Yes. The winds and waves of November are wild, and Lake Michigan surfing is at its best. Take the drop in the Brady Lab and print a throwback surf poster depicting some gnarly lake waves and the gear used in pursuit of icy, freshwater walls.

The workshop is walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Open to 15-20 participants at a time. All ages are welcome!


The Final Maker Market Ever (Probably)

Sat, Nov 12 ǀ 10am-5pm ǀ FREE, though general admission applies if visiting entire museum

Join us as we transform our promenade into a stunning and lively indoor market. Shop one-of-a-kind, locally-made products including ceramics, women’s clothing, leather goods, candles, and more.

Explore the market, have fun, meet amazing artists and artisans, shop, and support independent maker spirit in Milwaukee. This very well might be the final Milwaukee Maker Market ever. Don’t miss out!

The Market is free, but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum.


Leaf Chromatography

Sat, Nov 12 ǀ 10:30-12:30pm • 1:30-3:30pm ǀ FREE with General Admission

Autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Wisconsin. What gives autumn leaves their brilliant orange, deep yellow, and vibrant red colors? Join us in the THIRST Lab and extract colors from leaves to discover the pigments that give them these amazing colors!

The workshop is walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Open to 15-20 participants at a time. All ages are welcome!


Girls & STEM Event

Sat, Nov 19 ǀ 10am-5pm ǀ FREE with General Admission 

Where can a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math take you? Anywhere you want to go. Join us for Girls & STEM, an exciting day at Discovery World that will inspire girls to envision themselves as the engineers, designers, scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders of the future.

Meet talented women who have found STEM careers with local companies. Get your hands on science and technology. Spark new interests. Take that first step down a path that can lead you anywhere in the world…and beyond. Join us for the Girls & STEM event at Discovery World!


The Great Lake Turnover

Sat, Nov 19 ǀ 11am • 12pm • 2pm • 3pm ǀ FREE with General Admission

Winter is coming, and something is churning up Lake Michigan’s waters. Join us in the Freshwater Sustainability Lab and learn about our Lake’s fall turnover and why it’s so important to all of its living creatures. Take water samples, test for dissolved oxygen, and become an ecologist for a day! Part of the lab will be outside, weather permitting.

This 30-minute workshop is walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Open to 15-20 participants at a time. All ages are welcome!


Black Friday & the Return of the Kooky Cooky House

Friday, Nov 25 ǀ Extended building hours 9am-5pm ǀ FREE with General Admission

We like to think of Black Friday as the Cape Canaveral, the launch pad, the springboard, the trampoline…you get the idea…into the Holiday Season. We’re open. The Kohl’s Design It! Lab will be open, 10am-5pm. And the Kooky Cooky House is back! Have a blast with your kids (or grandkids) and discover Milwaukee’s legendary mechanical cookie factory. Santa will be here for photographs and to consult with your little ones on their holiday wish lists. And yes, there will be cookies. Enjoy the memories and create new ones for you and your family this holiday season.

So there you go. Now November is the greatest month ever! Sort of. We’ve done what we can, anyway. We’ll see you at Discovery World! Gobble, gobble.

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500 N Harbor Dr
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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