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February 2020

Water World, Plastic Planet

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Included with Admission

Water and plastic are two substances we use on a daily basis, but do you know how much you use or the consequences of using too much?  Hear from University School of Milwaukee students on topics ranging from our water footprint to the perils of plastic.  We’ll explore ways to reduce your water usage, as well as alternatives to using plastic.  You are sure to be impressed with one of the creations these students made from discarded plastic water bottles!…

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Bartolotta Family Food Fest

Bartolotta Family Food Fest

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come to explore all the interactive fun and learning that Discovery World has to offer while enjoying delicious, family-friendly food from Bartolotta Catering! Download all the Details! Get Hungry. Get to Discovery World. Explore and Enjoy! A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Steve Atwell Memorial Youth Scholarship that provides funding for youth in our underserved communities to attend Discovery World Summer Camps and other educational programs.

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March 2020

STEM Forward: Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with Admission

What is a Rube Goldberg Machine? A Rube Goldberg Machine is a crazy contraption that accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated, and comical, way possible! What is a Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge? An event where students of all ages compete with the wacky machines they have imagined, designed, and created that complete the annual challenge. The contest started in 1988 and is based on the “invention” cartoons of the famous Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Rube Goldberg. Each year, a…

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Full STEAM Ahead

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with Admission

This all-ages friendly event will demonstrate how art fits into science, technology, engineering, and math. The answer of course is...in so many ways! Come learn about how important the "A" in STEAM is. Complete building projects on the Promenade using every day materials, hands-on demonstrations, and learn how to incorporate Art into STE(A)M by interacting with local organizations, companies, and schools.

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Fooling Your Senses

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Included with Admission

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 - 3:30 pm
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. Open Labs run from 10:30am-1pm and from 1:30pm-3:30pm. 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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Pi Day Scavenger Hunt

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with Admission

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Pi Day? The concept of Pi has been around for thousands of years, beginning with the ancient Babylonians who used the value of Pi to calculate the area of a circle. As the study of mathematics developed, so did the value of Pi. Ever heard of the Pythagorean Theorem? Archimedes actually used it to make the first real calculation of Pi. And when the Greek symbol π became synonymous with Pi in the…

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St. Patrick’s Day Stickers

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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. Each workshop runs 45-minutes. Workshops begin at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. 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 March 14, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on September 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on December 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo, and see how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in their 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 - 3:30 pm
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 - 3:30 pm
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. Each workshop lasts 45-minutes. Workshops begin at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. 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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MPS STEM Fair

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Included with Admission

MPS students are the future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and technologists who will lead our country into further advancement in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The MPS STEM Fair aims to showcase those students who have worked on STEM projects that utilize inquiry skills and create innovative solutions to everyday problems. The 2020 STEM Fair is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Discovery World. Schools are invited to send science inquiry and engineering design projects from…

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Spring Fling Egg Hunt

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with Admission

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

Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

April 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on March 14, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on September 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on December 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo, and see how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in their 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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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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Milwaukee Makers Market

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on July 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

Join us as we transform our promenade into a stunning and lively indoor market. Meet Milwaukee jewelry makers, artists, designers, and other skilled artisans. 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. The Market is free, but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum. Please note that Discovery World does not select the vendors for Milwaukee Makers…

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May 2020

Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

May 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on March 14, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on September 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on December 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo, and see how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in their 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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June 2020

Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

June 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on March 14, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on September 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on December 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo, and see how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in their 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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Milwaukee Makers Market

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on July 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

Join us as we transform our promenade into a stunning and lively indoor market. Meet Milwaukee jewelry makers, artists, designers, and other skilled artisans. 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. The Market is free, but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum. Please note that Discovery World does not select the vendors for Milwaukee Makers…

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July 2020

Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

July 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on March 14, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on September 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on December 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo, and see how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in their 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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Milwaukee Makers Market

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on July 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

Join us as we transform our promenade into a stunning and lively indoor market. Meet Milwaukee jewelry makers, artists, designers, and other skilled artisans. 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. The Market is free, but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum. Please note that Discovery World does not select the vendors for Milwaukee Makers…

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August 2020

Sensory Friendly Sunday

August 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

August 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on September 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on December 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo, and see how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in their 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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Milwaukee Makers Market

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on July 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

Join us as we transform our promenade into a stunning and lively indoor market. Meet Milwaukee jewelry makers, artists, designers, and other skilled artisans. 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. The Market is free, but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum. Please note that Discovery World does not select the vendors for Milwaukee Makers…

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September 2020

Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

September 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on March 14, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on September 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on December 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo, and see how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in their 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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Milwaukee Makers Market

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on July 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

Join us as we transform our promenade into a stunning and lively indoor market. Meet Milwaukee jewelry makers, artists, designers, and other skilled artisans. 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. The Market is free, but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum. Please note that Discovery World does not select the vendors for Milwaukee Makers…

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October 2020

Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

October 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on September 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on December 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo, and see how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in their 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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Sensory Friendly Sunday

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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November 2020

Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on September 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

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

One event on December 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Included in ticket price

Creeping, crawling, flying, and fantastic! Join Tony “The Bug Whisperer” and his Creepy-Crawly Zoo, and see how cool the world of entomology really is. This show is perfect for young children as they’ll learn about the insects in their 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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Milwaukee Makers Market

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on July 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

Join us as we transform our promenade into a stunning and lively indoor market. Meet Milwaukee jewelry makers, artists, designers, and other skilled artisans. 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. The Market is free, but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum. Please note that Discovery World does not select the vendors for Milwaukee Makers…

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