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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Hours

HOURS*

CURRENT GENERAL HOURS

  • MONDAYS: 9am-4pm (Seasonally, April-Labor Day)
  • TUESDAYS-FRIDAYS: 9am-4pm
  • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS: 10am-5pm

2017 Closed Dates

  • July 4th (Independence Day)
  • September 5th-8th (Closed for Annual Maintenance)
  • September 11th-15th (Closed for Annual Maintenance)
  • November 23rd (Thanksgiving)
  • December 24th (Christmas Eve)
  • December 25th (Christmas Day)

2017 Shortened and/or Extended Hour Dates

  • July 29th: Shortened Hours, 10am-3pm
  • November 24th: Extended Hours, 9am-5pm
  • December 19th-23rd: Extended Hours, 9am-5pm
  • December 26th-31st: Extended Hours, 9am-5pm
  • January 1st, 2018 (New Year’s Day): OPEN, 9am-5pm

*Subject to change.

Pricing & Group Rates

ADMISSION PRICING*

ADULT: $19.00
CHILD (Ages 3-17): $16.00
CHILD 2 & Under: FREE
SENIOR (60+): $16.00
COLLEGE STUDENT: $14.00 (Valid ID Required)
MILITARY (ACTIVE DUTY & VETERANS): $14.00 (Valid ID Required)

*Admission rates subject to change. 


GROUPS OF 15 OR MORE

For more information, please contact:
Reservations Department
reservations@discoveryworld.org
(414) 765-8625


SCHOOL GROUPS

See our section for Educators to learn more.

For reservations and more information, please contact:
Reservations Department
reservations@discoveryworld.org
(414) 765-8625

Location, Street Access, & Directions

LOCATION

Discovery World is located off of Lincoln Memorial Drive on Milwaukee’s Lakefront between the Milwaukee Art Museum and Summerfest Grounds.

The street address is: 500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202


STREET ACCESS

There are street and ramp closures in our area due to construction on the Lakefront Gateway Project. In order to better plan your visit to Discovery World, please visit the following links for help on navigating the ramp closures, lane restrictions, and overnight closures that are planned.


DIRECTIONS

From the North: Take I-43 S and merge onto I-794 E. Exit on Van Buren Street. Take Van Buren Street north 1 block, followed by a right turn (east) onto Michigan Street. Continue eastbound on Michigan Street, past Lincoln Memorial Drive. Discovery World is on the right.

From the West: Travel east on I-94 E and merge onto I-794 E to the Van Buren Street exit ramp. Take Van Buren Street north 1 block, followed by a right turn (east) onto Michigan Street. Continue eastbound on Michigan Street, past Lincoln Memorial Drive. Discovery World is on the right.

From the South (Chicago): Travel west on I-94. Take exit 310C toward the Lakefront. Keep left at the fork, follow the signs and merge onto I-794 E to the Van Buren Street exit ramp. Take Van Buren Street north 1 block, followed by a right turn (east) onto Michigan Street. Continue eastbound on Michigan Street, past Lincoln Memorial Drive. Discovery World is on the right.

Parking Availability & Rates

Discovery World’s underground heated parking lot can hold 200 vehicles. Handicap parking spots are available and conveniently located near the elevator. Prices for the lot are as follows:

PARKING RATES*

Members 1 or less Hour 1-2 Hours 2-3 Hours 3-6 Hours 6 or more Hours Special Events & Festivals Lost Ticket
$6 $5 $7 $9 $11 $16 As posted. $15

Additional parking can be found at various lots located on Milwaukee’s lakefront. For more information about alternate parking options, visit: ParkMilwaukee.com

*Parking pricing subject to change.

Accessibility & Special Needs

Our facility is fully handicap accessible.

Wheelchair & Stroller Availabilty

There are a small number of wheelchairs and strollers available for use. Availability is first come, first serve. The stroller rental fee is $3 and the renter will be asked to provide a valid photo ID to hold as collateral until the stroller is returned. There is no fee for wheelchair use, but the renter will be required to provide a valid photo ID to hold as collateral until the wheelchair is returned.

Dock Availability, Pricing, and Terms

The docking fee is $4.50/ft overnight. Additional fees may apply if using our power. Fees may be paid at our Ticket Counter. Reservations are not accepted. First come, first served.

WIFI Access

Enjoy FREE wireless as part of your day of adventure!

Gift Shop Information - Learning Shop at Discovery World

Current Hours*

  • MONDAYS: 10am-4pm (Seasonally, April-Labor Day)
  • TUESDAYS – FRIDAYS: 10am-4pm
  • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS: 10am-5pm

The Learning Shop also offers:

  • Discovery World Members a 10% discount everyday. Become a Member today!
  • Consider the Learning Shop for all your unique gift needs. Visit the store without entering the museum – one half-hour free surface lot parking is available while shopping.

Contact the Learning Shop at Discovery World:
414.765.8770

Learning Shop Website:
www.learningshop.com

*Hours subject to change based on building hours.

Cafe Information - dk Express by Bartolotta's

At dk Express by Bartolotta’s, enjoy a wide variety of artisanal sandwiches, fresh salads, sushi, rotating hot items, ‘grab ‘n go’ snacks and more… all while you experience the outstanding service and hospitality you’ve come to expect from Bartolotta’s.

Current Hours*

  • MONDAYS: 10am-3pm (Seasonally, April-Labor Day)
  • TUESDAYS – FRIDAYS: 10am-3pm
  • SATURDAYS: 10am-4pm
  • SUNDAYS: 10am-3pm

*Hours subject to change based on building hours. Hot food service ends one hour before closing time listed.

Lakeshore Paddle Sport Rentals
  • Open Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day
  • Discovery World Members get a $5/person discount for 1-hour rental
  • Open 10am-7pm (last rentals at 6pm)
  • Located on the south dock at Discovery World
  • lakeshorepaddlemke.com
Tax Information

If you gave a charitable donation this year that you believe to be tax deductible, please contact the Development Department at 414.765.8605. If you purchased a Discovery World membership this year that you believe to be tax deductible, please contact the Membership Department at 414.765.8620. We thank you for your wonderful support of our educational mission!

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