Johnson Controls

Innovation Station

Explore the life and work of Warren Johnson, one of Milwaukee’s foremost innovators. Johnson did more than invent clever things, he changed the world.

Learn about the wireless telegraph and send messages in Morse Code. Explore the inner workings of the first thermostat and the future of environmental control. Harness the possibilities of pneumatic power, operate a pneumatic dinosaur, and learn about batteries, servos, biomimicry, and more.

Discover a bit of Milwaukee innovation history, and be sure to check out our ever-popular Bed of Nails and the Road Course Racing Simulator!

Enjoyed by Ages 10 and up
Included in ticket price
Technology Building

Bed of Nails

What is Pressure? It’s Force over Area. In this case, the Force is You + Gravity. The Area is made of small metal spikes. Can you survive the Bed of Nails? Maybe.

Bed of Nails

What is Pressure? It’s Force over Area. In this case, the Force is You + Gravity. The Area is made of small metal spikes. Can you survive the Bed of Nails? Maybe.

Road Race Simulator

How am I driving?

Call 1-800-Road Racing Simulator.

It’s the ultimate driving challenge. Feel every hilariously fun twist, turn, and acceleration from the moment you hit the gas to the moment you cross the finish line.

Road Race Simulator

How am I driving?

Call 1-800-Road Racing Simulator.

It’s the ultimate driving challenge. Feel every hilariously fun twist, turn, and acceleration from the moment you hit the gas to the moment you cross the finish line.

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Clean Air Trek

Virtual Explorer

Milwaukee Muscle

Design It! Lab

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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  • 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 $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

Open until 5p today
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

Open until 5p today
Tues-Fri 9a - 4p
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p