Discovery World temporarily closed until 2021 in effort to mitigate COVID-19

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Discovery World announced in a press release Thursday, Nov. 19, that they will be closing to the public immediately due to COVID-19 mitigation.

The museum says it will temporarily close for the remainder of the year with the intent to reopen in 2021.

“Discovery World has made the tough but necessary decision to temporarily close our doors until 2021,” said Bryan Wunar, Discovery World President & CEO. “After receiving updates concerning Milwaukee Public Health Order 4.2, we are joining other Milwaukee museums and will continue to follow the guidance of local public health officials. The health and safety of Discovery World members, guests, volunteers, and staff is our top priority.”

Discovery World temporarily closed back in March and reopened in July with new safety protocols. 

“I’m extremely proud of the socially distant museum experience that our team has implemented over these past six months that have provided educational and fun opportunities for our community members,” said Wunar. “But the current situation has forced us to put those plans on hold. We look forward to reopening Discovery World in 2021 to engage more people in science learning and helping to build a greater appreciation for the role science plays in all of our lives."

The museum will continue to provide updates online at

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