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January 2020

Milwaukee Museum Week

January 18 - January 26
Included with Admission

Discovery World and 16 other museums in the Milwaukee area will be celebrating MKE Museum Week! This special week has been created to bring to light the meaningful impact these museums have for our residents, tourism and the economy, and to forming Milwaukee’s well-rounded cultural community. More than a hundred programs or events will be offered during the week and people are encouraged to support their local museums by participating. A full list of events taking place in cultural institutions…

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February 2020

Wild about Wetlands

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 2:30 pm, repeating indefinitely

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Aquatic Life Under the Microscope

Wetlands play a vital role in the health of our ecosystem. Learn about the different types of wetlands and how living organisms depend on wetlands, including their importance to humans. Come see a wetlands model and participate in hands-on demonstrations to see them in action! All workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Virtual Reality Showcase

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with Admission
VR Showcase at Discovery World

Fight bacteria, have a snowball fight, and travel the world all while staying inside!? With Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, anything is possible! Check out the latest and greatest of AR and VR from local businesses and organizations and learn all about how this technology works. Featuring: Holos - A platform that empowers teachers and students to create immersive learning experiences with drag-and-drop simplicity. Stop by and step into previously-built environments and also try your hand at putting together your…

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Soldering 101

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Sessions begin at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm
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Soldering 101

Let's turn up the heat! In this workshop, you will learn how to bring together electrical components using a technique called soldering, and assemble a circuit to take home! All workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. Adult supervision required.

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Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

February 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 2, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on March 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 13, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 11, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on June 1, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on July 6, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on January 11, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on February 15, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on March 14, 2020 at 11:30 am

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Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo show just how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in our backyard, participate in Tony’s fun presentation, and experience bugs like never before! Tony's Creepy Crawly Zoo is sponsored by: American Science and Surplus Zoo Med Animal House Pets & Supplies

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Bartolotta Family Food Fest

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Additional cost for food/drink tickets
Bartolotta Family Food Fest

What’s Better Than a Trip to Discovery World? A trip to Discovery World and some of your family’s favorite Bartolotta Restaurants! Join us for Bartolotta Family Food Fest where you’ll be able to explore all the interactive fun and learning that Discovery World has to offer while enjoying delicious food from Bartolotta Restaurants along the way. From fast casual to rustic Italian to upscale bistros, the Bartolotta Group has changed the culinary landscape of Milwaukee. You can indulge in some…

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March 2020

Fooling Your Senses

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Sessions begin at 10:30am and 1:30pm
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What would you do if your lemons weren't sour? What would you change if you had the power? How do you know if something tastes good? Say, can't you? Won't you? Try out this food? Come celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and his book Green Eggs and Ham, as we explore how our bodies produce the sense of taste. This open lab will use food products that may contain: eggs, milk, soy, and wheat. You may come into contact with items…

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Gear Up!

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating indefinitely

Included with Admission

Spur on your knowledge of gears in this open lab experience! We will explore why gears are needed to move things, how powerful they can be, and give you a chance to gear up a LEGO car to reach new speeds. All workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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St. Patrick’s Day Stickers

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Sessions begin at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Included with Admission

Learn the science behind adhesives and stickers in this exploratory workshop where you create a St. Patrick's Day sticker from start to finish. All workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

March 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 2, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on March 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 13, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 11, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on June 1, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on July 6, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on January 11, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on February 15, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on March 14, 2020 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo show just how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in our backyard, participate in Tony’s fun presentation, and experience bugs like never before! Tony's Creepy Crawly Zoo is sponsored by: American Science and Surplus Zoo Med Animal House Pets & Supplies

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Oil Spill Clean Up

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating indefinitely

Included with Admission
Feasting on Science

How do you clean something that sticks to everything? Scientists have faced this problem when dealing with oil spills. Test different methods to see which works best as we celebrate World Water Day. All workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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What’s Your Water Footprint?

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Sessions begin at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm
Included with Admission
Water Chemistry

Come celebrate World Water Day and the importance of preserving our freshwater resources. Calculate your water footprint, learn about the changes that reduce it, and play an interactive game to learn about virtual water. All workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required.

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Spring Fling Egg Hunt

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9-10am - Members Only early access 10am-5pm - Members & General Public Bring the whole family to hunt for eggs throughout the museum! Find 7 eggs (one of each color), then bring them to the Egg Hunt table to retrieve your CANDY reward and also to be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Family Membership! PLUS if you find a specially decorated egg with a note from Discovery World staff, bring it to the Egg Hunt table and…

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April 2020

Sensory Friendly Sunday

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on April 5, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on August 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on October 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

Free

During Sensory Friendly Sunday, some exhibits will be altered or closed as advised by experts from Autism Speaks and the Wisconsin Early Autism Project. Organizations specializing in sensory disorders will be in attendance to provide resources for your family. This event is FREE; parking in our underground structure is optional. A quiet space will be available for use during the event. For your convenience, please see our Social Story prior to visiting. Please note the museum opens to the general…

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August 2020

Sensory Friendly Sunday

August 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on April 5, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on August 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on October 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

Free

During Sensory Friendly Sunday, some exhibits will be altered or closed as advised by experts from Autism Speaks and the Wisconsin Early Autism Project. Organizations specializing in sensory disorders will be in attendance to provide resources for your family. This event is FREE; parking in our underground structure is optional. A quiet space will be available for use during the event. For your convenience, please see our Social Story prior to visiting. Please note the museum opens to the general…

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October 2020

Sensory Friendly Sunday

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on April 5, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on August 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on October 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

Free

During Sensory Friendly Sunday, some exhibits will be altered or closed as advised by experts from Autism Speaks and the Wisconsin Early Autism Project. Organizations specializing in sensory disorders will be in attendance to provide resources for your family. This event is FREE; parking in our underground structure is optional. A quiet space will be available for use during the event. For your convenience, please see our Social Story prior to visiting. Please note the museum opens to the general…

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