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Discovery World: Exhibits, Aquariums and Hands-on Activities

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Discovery World is a place of endless fascinations. At 120,000 square feet, this sprawling science and technology center includes a lab for DIY projects, the famous walk-through tunnel Caribbean Tank, and 10 huge aquariums, including the 5,000-gallon Lake Michigan Tank filled with fascinating fresh water creatures. With physics exhibits and hands-on activities, Discovery World blends learning and fun into a memorable experience for guests of all ages.


Prices -

$19 for adults, $16 for children, 3-17, free for children under 2

Hours -

Open Tue - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sat & Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays


  • Sportsology Saturdays
  • Spring Fling Egg Hunt
  • Lake Bottom Life


  • Deck Tours and Public Sailing
  • DIY Projects in the Kohl's Design It! Lab
  • Driving and Flight Simulators
  • 1800s Great Lakes Schooner Replica
  • Exhibits
  • Reiman Aquarium


  • Does Discovery World have a restaurant?

    The center includes a DK Express with a limited selection of prepared sandwiches, salads and packaged goods. There are also several soda vending machines throughout the facility. For no additional charge, guests are allowed to bring food to eat in the lunch room
  • What Is the The S/V Denis Sullivan?

    A recreation of a 19th century three-mastered great lakes schooner, the S/V Denis Sullivan is the world's tallest ship. As part of an authentic maritime experience, guests can travel aboard the vessel for leadership training, personal development and good old-fashion fun. For more information, call 414-765-9966.

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