Milwaukee is well-acquainted with Joel Brennan, who has served in most every level of government and has for more than a decade been the face of Discovery World. Now he's in Gov. Tony Evers' administration, and we caught up with him last week.
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.
Discovery World will host a launch celebration for its new "Power On" energy experience on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m.
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.
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.
Thanks to a $2 million grant from the We Energies Foundation, Discovery World will get a new immersive energy exhibition called "Power On" that will show how a variety of forms of energy are generated and transformed and how these processes make the world go 'round.
Discovery World announced a major expansion and renovation today that will add nearly 20,000 square feet of public space to the museum, which sits on the lakefront at the foot of Clybourn Street.
There are a number of changes under way at Discovery World on the lakefront, including newfound exhibition space, an existing exhibit that is ballooning and changes for the Lubar Theater.
This week, a major force in modern music turns 100 years old, but to many of us in Wisconsin, he is simply our friend Les. Les Paul had a profound impact on the world while he lived, and nearly 6 years after his passing, he still provides important lessons for all of us about creativity, passion, innovation and lifelong learning.
Everyone has a good idea or two at some point in their lives; however, having the confidence and the know-how to take a good idea to the next level often seems out of reach. A new lab at Discovery World will help kids - and visitors of all ages - understand how to bring a sellable idea to fruition as well as how to understand and appreciate things around us that we might take for granted.
Many Milwaukeeans who grew up in the `60s, `70s and `80s remember the Kooky Cooky House - an electronic gingerbread cookie factory that featured dozens of moving parts - that was located in the now defunct Capitol Court Mall. This year, an updated Kooky Cooky House returns to Discovery World.
Discovery World and Rockwell Automation Inc. today launched a three-year project that will include a Rockwell contribution of nearly $2.5 million.
By now everyone knows that Discovery World has strong ties to groundbreaking musician Les Paul, but few remember Pete Seeger's link to that lakefront institution. In 2001, Seeger - who passed away Jan. 27 at the age of 94 - wrote an ode to the S/V Denis Sullivan.
Monday, April 1 is Opening Day in Milwaukee. While the future of Brewers baseball begins at Miller Park at 1:10 p.m. as the Rockies roll into town, over on the lakefront a new exhibit at Discovery World casts a view back at the history of America's pastime.
The Kohl's Design It! Lab launched late last month at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr., and was an instant success, drawing, on its opening weekend, hundreds of people ready to get their hands dirty digging into the design and build process.