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December 2019

Family Weekend Workshop: Hour of Code

December 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm

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Programming with Python

Computer code helps run our gadgets, phones, computers, and even today’s vehicles. Children and adults are welcome to work together to write code to navigate a dungeon, draw snowflakes, or even create a working game! No experience is necessary and you can continue your coding at home!

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Family Weekend Workshop: Hour of Code

December 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Included with Admission
Programming with Python

Computer code helps run our gadgets, phones, computers, and even today’s vehicles. Children and adults are welcome to work together to write code to navigate a dungeon, draw snowflakes, or even create a working game! No experience is necessary and you can continue your coding at home!

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Visit with Santa

December 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

The holiday isn’t complete without a visit with Santa! Come and greet Jolly Old St. Nick all the way from the North Pole! Santa will be here on the following dates: Friday, November 29th, 9am-5pm Saturday, November 30th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 1st, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 7th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 8th, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 14th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 15th, 10am-5pm Wednesday, December 18th, 9am-4pm Thursday, December 19th, 9am-4pm Friday, December 20th, 9am-4pm Saturday, December 21st, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 22nd, 10am-5pm Monday,…

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Visit with Santa

December 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

The holiday isn’t complete without a visit with Santa! Come and greet Jolly Old St. Nick all the way from the North Pole! Santa will be here on the following dates: Friday, November 29th, 9am-5pm Saturday, November 30th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 1st, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 7th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 8th, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 14th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 15th, 10am-5pm Wednesday, December 18th, 9am-4pm Thursday, December 19th, 9am-4pm Friday, December 20th, 9am-4pm Saturday, December 21st, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 22nd, 10am-5pm Monday,…

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Visit with Santa

December 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

The holiday isn’t complete without a visit with Santa! Come and greet Jolly Old St. Nick all the way from the North Pole! Santa will be here on the following dates: Friday, November 29th, 9am-5pm Saturday, November 30th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 1st, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 7th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 8th, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 14th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 15th, 10am-5pm Wednesday, December 18th, 9am-4pm Thursday, December 19th, 9am-4pm Friday, December 20th, 9am-4pm Saturday, December 21st, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 22nd, 10am-5pm Monday,…

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Visit with Santa

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

The holiday isn’t complete without a visit with Santa! Come and greet Jolly Old St. Nick all the way from the North Pole! Santa will be here on the following dates: Friday, November 29th, 9am-5pm Saturday, November 30th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 1st, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 7th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 8th, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 14th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 15th, 10am-5pm Wednesday, December 18th, 9am-4pm Thursday, December 19th, 9am-4pm Friday, December 20th, 9am-4pm Saturday, December 21st, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 22nd, 10am-5pm Monday,…

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Visit with Santa

December 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

The holiday isn’t complete without a visit with Santa! Come and greet Jolly Old St. Nick all the way from the North Pole! Santa will be here on the following dates: Friday, November 29th, 9am-5pm Saturday, November 30th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 1st, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 7th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 8th, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 14th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 15th, 10am-5pm Wednesday, December 18th, 9am-4pm Thursday, December 19th, 9am-4pm Friday, December 20th, 9am-4pm Saturday, December 21st, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 22nd, 10am-5pm Monday,…

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Visit with Santa

December 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

The holiday isn’t complete without a visit with Santa! Come and greet Jolly Old St. Nick all the way from the North Pole! Santa will be here on the following dates: Friday, November 29th, 9am-5pm Saturday, November 30th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 1st, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 7th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 8th, 10am-5pm Saturday, December 14th, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 15th, 10am-5pm Wednesday, December 18th, 9am-4pm Thursday, December 19th, 9am-4pm Friday, December 20th, 9am-4pm Saturday, December 21st, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 22nd, 10am-5pm Monday,…

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January 2020

Programming Basics with Python

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Included with Admission
Programming with Python

What does it take to run your phone, smart watch, car, or even the internet? It all comes down to the code. This workshop covers the basics needed to get started writing your own programs with Python – an intuitive programming language. No background experience needed! Recommended for ages 12+. Families are welcome to participate together. All Workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Classes are limited to 20 people at a time.

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Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

January 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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

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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

January 12 @ 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 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 - 3:30 pm
Included with Admission
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! Workshops last 45-minutes and 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…

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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 - 4:00 pm
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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! Each workshop last 90-minutes. Workshops begin at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. 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
Included with Admission

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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Presidents’ Day

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with Admission

Discovery World is open on Presidents' Day!

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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
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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
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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 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. Arts @ Large Inc. (10am-1pm) Enjoy a STEAM activity to connect Math and Art! Complete a project modeling the geometry found in Bee…

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Fooling Your Senses

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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 - 3:30 pm
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please join us for Full STEAM Ahead today! 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…

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International Women’s Day

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with Admission

In honor of International Women’s Day we will be giving away 11” x 17” posters featuring inspiring women that have made an impact in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to the first 150 guests that purchase admission to Discovery World.

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CANCELED – 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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CANCELED – St. Patrick’s Day Stickers

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Included with Admission

This family weekend workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.  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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CANCELED – Oil Spill Clean Up

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Included with Admission
Feasting on Science

This event has been canceled due to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconveniences.  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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CANCELED – What’s Your Water Footprint?

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Included with Admission
Water Chemistry

This event has been canceled due to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconveniences.  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,…

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CANCELED – STEM Cart Featuring WaterStone Bank

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with Admission

This event has been canceled due to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconveniences.  Join WaterStone Bank volunteers as they present Financial Literacy activities on Discovery World’s STEM cart. Activities include change-counting activities, a Needs vs. Wants game, and a take-home worksheet for the kids!

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CANCELED – Spring Fling Egg Hunt

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

This event has been canceled due to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconveniences.  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…

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