An $18 million expansion project at Discovery World broke ground last week in downtown Milwaukee.
The science and technology center’s 20,000 square foot expansion project is funded entirely by private donations with the largest donation from the Reiman Foundation. The project is expected to take one year to complete.
The expansion includes a new pavilion that will be used year-round for special events along with converting one of the museum’s two theaters into a new grand entrance and exhibit gallery. The lower mezzanine level will house the Technology Wing expansion with two new permanent exhibits highlighting public health, medical research, health care careers and more.
This additional space will allow more visitors including students and local schools to explore more hands-on exhibits and experiences geared to spark curiosity and learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
Supporting education, health care and children’s initiatives is at the heart of the Reiman Foundation’s mission and it’s proud to help non-profits and other organizations like Discovery World, that align with that mission.