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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 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
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

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 – 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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April 2020

CANCELED – Sensory Friendly Sunday

April 5 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

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

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CANCELED – Robotics Week

April 8 @ 9:00 am - April 10 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on April 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

Included with Admission

Join us for a robot and technology invasion! This event will feature robots of all shapes, sizes, and uses with a chance to meet their makers. Local FIRST Robotics Teams of all levels, university students, and professionals will be showcasing their engineering skills along with robots built for competition, industry, and entertainment. Join us for this spectacular event, and light the spark for a career path in robotics! The event is FREE (Promenade & The Pavilion). General Admission applies if…

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CANCELED – Robotics Week

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

Included with Admission

Join us for a robot and technology invasion! This event will feature robots of all shapes, sizes, and uses with a chance to meet their makers. Local FIRST Robotics Teams of all levels, university students, and professionals will be showcasing their engineering skills along with robots built for competition, industry, and entertainment. Join us for this spectacular event, and light the spark for a career path in robotics! The event is FREE (Promenade & The Pavilion). General Admission applies if…

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CANCELED – Milwaukee Makers Market

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

CANCELED – Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

May 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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July 2020

Learn to Sail Summer Camp

July 6 @ 9:30 am - July 10 @ 4:30 pm
$400

Discovery World and the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC) are partnering to explore the world of sailing; including water safety, sail rigging and theory, basic maneuvers, and more. Campers will spend half the day sailing the waters of Lake Michigan and the other half exploring the science behind this pastime. (Ages 8-11) Register Today! Note: Camper's age is firmly restricted to children ages 8-11 years old. The ability to swim at least 25 yards is required. Each child must submit…

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Race To Space Summer Camp

July 6 @ 9:30 am - July 10 @ 4:30 pm
$320 – $355

Get ready for blast off! Learn how astronauts prepare for life in space, find out how vehicles and space suits are constructed, and use what you know about planets and constellations to navigate our solar system. (2nd-3rd Grade) Register Today!

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Bubble, Pop, Bang! Summer Camp

July 13 @ 9:30 am - July 17 @ 4:30 pm
$320 – $355

Get ready for an explosion! Explore chemistry through experiments designed for young and curious minds as you create reaction bags, whip up some slime, discover liquids that won’t mix, and learn about everyday chemistry. (2nd-3rd Grade) Register Today!  

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Digital Photographer Summer Camp

July 13 @ 9:30 am - July 17 @ 4:30 pm
$320 – $355

Learn how to capture the perfect image with help from one of Discovery World’s professional photographers. Explore the basics of cameras and photography as you hit the streets around downtown Milwaukee. Learn how to edit, print, and matte your photos to build a collection. (6th-8th grade) Note: Campers are welcome to bring their own cameras, but it is not required. Register Today!

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Monster Makers Summer Camp

July 13 @ 9:30 am - July 17 @ 4:30 pm
$320 – $355

Get inspired by beasts real and mythical as you create a monster! Explore different materials as you design your monster costume, construct a habitat for your creature, and assemble a soft plushie version of your terrifying new friend. Register Today!

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Members Preview Weekend

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 19, 2020 at 9:00 am

Discovery World is back! Of course, we are celebrating responsibly. Your health and safety is our top priority. We have new policies, guidelines, and procedures in place. Things will be a little different here at your friendly, neighborhood science center. At least for now. To limit the number of guests in our buildings, we are dividing the day into timed sessions. We strongly encourage you to sign up for a session online. It's the only way to make sure that you…

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Members Preview Weekend

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 19, 2020 at 9:00 am

Discovery World is back! Of course, we are celebrating responsibly. Your health and safety is our top priority. We have new policies, guidelines, and procedures in place. Things will be a little different here at your friendly, neighborhood science center. At least for now. To limit the number of guests in our buildings, we are dividing the day into timed sessions. We strongly encourage you to sign up for a session online. It's the only way to make sure that you…

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Inside The Human Body Summer Camp

July 20 @ 9:30 am - July 24 @ 4:30 pm
$320 – $355

Explore the complexity of human anatomy from your muscles to your senses. Learn how your organs function and discover the systems that allow your body to work as one smooth organism. Register Today!

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LEGO Robot Engineer Summer Camp

July 20 @ 9:30 am - July 24 @ 4:30 pm
$320 – $355

Do you have what it takes to make a robot come to life? Work with a partner to build and program one of our LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3s to complete a series of challenges. Think creatively to problem solve as you take your robot building and programming skills to the next level. Register Today! *The session during the week of July 20-24 was formerly advertised as Girls Only, but is now inclusive.

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Ships Ahoy Summer Camp

July 20 @ 9:30 am - July 24 @ 4:30 pm
$320 – $355

Ahoy, new pirate recruits! Set course for adventure and find out what it takes to live a life at sea by learning how to navigate uncharted waters, keep your ship afloat, and decipher the markings on a map. Master these skills and the treasure be yarrrrs! Register Today!

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Discovery World Reopening!

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discovery World is back! Of course, we are celebrating responsibly. Your health and safety is our top priority. We have new policies, guidelines, and procedures in place. Things will be a little different here at your friendly, neighborhood science center. At least for now. To limit the number of guests in our buildings, we are dividing the day into timed sessions. We strongly encourage you to sign up for a session online. It's the only way to make sure that you…

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September 2020

Milwaukee Makers Market

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Market is free, but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum.

Join us for the return of the Milwaukee Makers 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. For the first time ever, the market will be held in The Pavilion at Discovery World. All tables will be socially distant and face coverings must be worn to attend. Explore the market, have fun, meet amazing artists and artisans, shop, and support independent maker spirit in…

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Science Saturday – Don’t Try This at Home!

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free
Science Saturday at Discovery World

Join us for Science Saturdays: Don’t Try This at Home, a fun and engaging live science demonstration show for the whole family. On Science Saturday we’re getting cold. How cold? Extremely cold. Will there be Liquid Nitrogen? Maybe. Will matter undergo phase transitions? Sure. Will things get frozen, smashed, and more? Oh, yeah! Join us for fun and science and freezing stuff and smashing stuff! And learning. Come for the explosions. Stay for the science. Best of all? It's completely…

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