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S/V Denis Sullivan schooner, now 20, won't sail and needs your help

Published July 2, 2020

While it celebrates its 20th season, the S/V Denis Sullivan replica three-masted wooden lake schooner won't host visitors and students and will have only a "bare minimum crew" on board to handle maintenance work this season. Still is has costs.

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Milwaukee Museum Week returns in January

Published Dec. 10, 2019

The second annual Milwaukee Museum Week takes place Jan. 18-26 with fun events, interesting programs and special experiences to participate in at 17 Milwaukee museums.

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Discovery World announces a-MAZE-ing new exhibition

Published May 8, 2019

"Mazes & Brain Games," which remains at Discovery World through Labor Day, will challenge you and the relationship between your eyes and your brain, get your creative juices flowing and force you to explore new ways of solving problems.

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6 must-see MKE Museum Week events

Published Jan. 18, 2019

The first-ever Milwaukee Museum Week takes place Jan. 21-27 with 17 area venues taking part. We've picked six you absolutely shouldn't miss.

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Discovery World names John Emmerich interim president

Published Dec. 19, 2018

Discovery World, Wisconsin's largest science and technology center, announced today that, in light of President and CEO Joel Brennan's appointment as the new Wisconsin Secretary of the Department of Administration under Governor-elect Tony Evers, John Emmerich will be leading the organization on an interim basis, effective Jan. 7.

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10 views of 1990s Milwaukee

Published Aug. 25, 2018

Sometimes, the `90s in Milwaukee feel like a distant memory; other times I can't believe they're so long gone. But then I looked at some of the photos I took while building the shell of what would eventually become OnMilwaukee, and these scenes seem ancient, indeed.

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Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, Discovery World partner on new exhibit

Published July 16, 2018

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is partnering with Discovery World on a new exhibit that will celebrate the state's past, present and future sports heroes. The new exhibit at the museum will open on Jan. 24, 2019, in conjunction with the Hall of Fame's 69th anniversary induction.

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100 things for kids to do in Milwaukee

Published June 12, 2018

This list features fun stuff in and around Milwaukee for kids of all ages. From smelling the roses at Boerner Botanical Gardens to visiting Old World Wisconsin, this list is chock full of suggestions to keep your little ones entertained all year long.

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Progress report: Discovery World expansion

Published April 2, 2018

Last fall, Discovery World announced an $18 million, 20,000-square foot expansion that would allow the museum, whose current building opened in 2006, to broaden its exhibition space. We stopped in to take a look at the project's progress.