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April 2019

Spring Fling Egg Hunt

April 6 @ 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 Discovery World! Find one egg of each color and you'll be entered to win a FREE Family Membership. Be on the lookout for a secret GOLD EGG that may contain a special prize.* To make sure we have enough for everybody, please limit your eggs to one of each color per child. The Egg Hunt will continue all day…

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Family Workshop: Jellybean Science

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Included with Admission

Saturday, April 6, 2019 OPEN LAB: 10:30am-12:30pm & 1:30-3:30pm Sample jellybeans and learn about your sense of taste! Can you determine flavors without seeing the colors? What is a jellybean made of? Test your taste buds in this yummy experience. 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. Adult supervision is required. Please alert the Educator to any allergies or concerns.

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Family Workshop: A Water Drop’s Journey

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Included with Admission
Water Chemistry

Saturday, April 13, 2019 OPEN LAB: 10:30am-1pm & 2-4pm Once upon a time, a beautiful drop of water went on an incredible journey. If you’re curious about the wild expedition water goes on every day, come to the Freshwater Lab! Discover where a drop of water will take you as you make a water journey bracelet. 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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Bonnie Blair Speed Skating Clinic

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Included with Admission

Join Bonnie Blair, American speed skating hero and winner of five Olympic gold medals, for a mini speed skating skills clinic inside Discovery World’s Get into the Game exhibit. One of the greatest speed skaters ever, Blair won the Speed Skating World Cup Points Championship 11 times and won four World Championships in short track and was the sprint World Champion in 1989, 1994, and 1995. She dominated the sprint events at three Olympic Games (1988, 1992, and 1994), winning…

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Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

April 13 @ 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

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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Milwaukee Makers Market

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

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

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

One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

10am-4pm 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…

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Robotics Week

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 20, 2019

April 17th through the 20th  The event if FREE (Promenade & The Pavilion). General Admission applies if visiting the rest of the museum.  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…

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Robotics Week

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 20, 2019

April 17th through the 20th  The event if FREE (Promenade & The Pavilion). General Admission applies if visiting the rest of the museum.  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…

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Robotics Week

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 20, 2019

April 17th through the 20th  The event if FREE (Promenade & The Pavilion). General Admission applies if visiting the rest of the museum.  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…

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Robotics Week

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 20, 2019

April 17th through the 20th  The event if FREE (Promenade & The Pavilion). General Admission applies if visiting the rest of the museum.  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…

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Family Workshop: Amazing Mindstorms

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with Admission

Join us for a celebration of Robotics Week at Discovery World by programming a Mindstorms® robot! This guided experience will teach you how to bring a mobile LEGO® robot to life with motors, sensors, and sounds to go where you want it to and avoid obstacles. Each session lasts 60 minutes. Lab Times: 10:30am  •  12:00pm  •  2pm  •  3:30pm Adult supervision required. Families are welcome to participate together.

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May 2019

Family Workshop: Colorful Perspectives

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Included with Admission

What do we actually see? This interactive workshop will shed some light on the effect color has on our eyes. Discover how what you see can change with a quick flick of a switch! Open Lab  •  10:30am-1pm  •  2-4pm Adult supervision required. Families are welcome to participate together.

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Science Saturday with Bubbles!

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

The National Math Festival will be taking place in Washington D.C. and museums around the country are going to be exploring math with the public to celebrate. One of those museums is Discovery World! Can you imagine using a bubble wand and dish soap to make a square bubble? How about a cubic, spiral, saddle-shaped, wormhole, or parabolic-shaped bubble? Join our Zometool Bubble Station demo on Saturday, May 4th! With the Zometool Bubble Stations, everyone from young kids to grown-up…

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Guitar Genius Book Launch with author Kim Tomsic

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join author Kim Tomsic at Discovery World on Saturday, May 4th as she shares her new book “Guitar Genius: How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World!

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Free Day with USDA Forest Service

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The entire museum is yours to explore! All guests receive FREE general admission to Discovery World, in partnership with the US Forest Service. Join Woodsy Owl to explore our interactive exhibits, create an earth-themed project with the Kohl’s Design It! Lab team, explore the Reiman Aquarium, participate in interactive fishing tutorials, and more!

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Family Weekend: Sustainability Games

May 5 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Included with Admission

Sunday, May 5, 2019 OPEN LAB: 10:30am-1pm & 2-4pm No species lasts forever, and humans probably are no exception. What lets a civilization last millions of years? Come to the Freshwater Lab and compete in the Sustainability Games to see if you have what it takes to lead humanity to a lasting future. 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. Adult…

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Family Workshop: May Flowers

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Included with Admission

Saturday, May 11, 2019 OPEN LAB: 10:30am-12:30pm & 1:30-3:30pm Spring has sprung! Celebrate this blooming season by creating a bright, fun floral print. Perfect to keep for yourself or to give as a gift. 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. Supplies are limited. Adult supervision is required.

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Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

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

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

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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Free Admission for Mom!

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free for Moms
Free Admission for Mommy

You’ve patched up scraped knees and assembled furniture and read the same books over and over again. You’ve changed diapers and underwear and cleaned up after incidents and accidents. You’ve dragged them to soccer practice and piano lessons and the doctor’s office and the dentist and wherever else they’ve wanted or needed to go. You’ve laughed and cried and worried and celebrated and high-fived and jumped for joy. You’ve poured an incalculable volume of love and energy and time and…

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Family Workshop: Citronella Candles

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Included with Admission

Saturday, May 18, 2019 Lab Times: 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm, & 1:30-2:30pm What’s better than a candle that lights up the night? One that keeps pesky bugs away! Use the popular Citronella scent and an eco-friendly soy wax to create the perfect decoration for your next outdoor event. Each workshop runs for 60 minutes. 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. Participants may…

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Love Your Great Lakes Day

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kick off your summer alongside the crew of the S/V Denis Sullivan and celebrate one of our greatest resources -- our Great Lakes! This family-friendly event offers fun and interactive educational experiences aimed at introducing you to our community's connection to fresh water through local organizations instrumental in sustaining the Great Lakes. So, what can you do on May 25th? - Fun, hands-on maritime activities - FREE Deck Tours on our tall ship, the S/V Denis Sullivan - Learn knot…

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Brew Sails on Lake Michigan

Brew Sail: 1840 Brewing Company

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join 1840 Brewing Company aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan while enjoying refreshing beverages from one of the area’s favorite microbreweries! Your brewery rep will share interesting facts about things like the brew you’re sampling, the brewing process, and maybe even fill you in on some trade secrets. Price includes 2 drink tickets per person and an ice cream treat. All Brew Sails are 2-Hours in length. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to sail time. Pricing (subject to change): Members: $85 Non-Members:…

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June 2019

Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo

June 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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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Brew Sails on Lake Michigan

Brew Sail: MobCraft Beer

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join MobCraft Beer aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan while enjoying refreshing beverages from one of the area’s favorite microbreweries! Your brewery rep will share interesting facts about things like the brew you’re sampling, the brewing process, and maybe even fill you in on some trade secrets. Price includes 2 drink tickets per person and an ice cream treat. All Brew Sails are 2-Hours in length. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to sail time. Pricing (subject to change): Members: $85 Non-Members: $95

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Bench to Bedside, Pipette to Patient: A Tour of Research

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The event is free but General Admission applies if visiting entire museum.

Come along on an educational journey with the Aurora Adventurers as they take you on a tour of research! Your passport will guide you to different stations where you can try your hand at laboratory procedures, learn heart anatomy with animal specimens, check out the latest devices being studied in clinical trials today and find out how medications get on your drugstore shelf.  Learn about the impact you can have on research. Please note that there is no cost to…

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Science Saturday – Don’t Try This at Home!

June 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Showtimes at 11:30am and 1pm
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. This 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.

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Science Saturday – Don’t Try This at Home!

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Showtimes at 11:30am and 1pm
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. This 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.

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Brew Sails on Lake Michigan

Brew Sail: City Lights Brewing Co.

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join City Lights Brewing Co. aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan while enjoying refreshing beverages from one of the area’s favorite microbreweries! Your brewery rep will share interesting facts about things like the brew you’re sampling, the brewing process, and maybe even fill you in on some trade secrets. Price includes 2 drink tickets per person and an ice cream treat. All Brew Sails are 2-Hours in length. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to sail time. Pricing (subject to change): Members: $85…

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Milwaukee Makers Market

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

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

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

One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

10am-4pm 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…

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Free Admission for Dad!

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free for Dads

Which animal can jump higher than a house? All of them. Houses can't jump. Dads are pretty great. They definitely tell the best jokes. They have our backs. They carry us on their shoulders. And they usually won’t turn the car around unless they forgot to unplug something potentially dangerous (though you two really should quit it back there). This Father’s Day bring Dad and the entire family to Discovery World for a fantastic day of fun and exploration. And…

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