Milwaukee, WI (2009)

Discovery World

Financing for an educational non-profit business venture known as Discovery World.


  • NMTC Amount: $8,820,000
  • Total Project Cost: $8,820,000


  • 80 FTE jobs
  • Over 20,000 children of low-income families receive educational programming each year through the facility


Project Description

The project is the refinance of the operating educational nonprofit business venture known as Discovery World. Discovery World Ltd. was created through a merger of Discovery World and Pier Wisconsin in 2004. A function of the merger was the creation of state-of the art science educational facilities with an emphasis on marine based science along the Pier in Milwaukee. The newly constructed facility brings together a comprehensive line of programs in physics, engineering, general science and chemistry along with interactive learning opportunities such as public education programs, hands-on exhibits, and curriculum based labs and workshops, interactive digital theaters and a live performance theater.


Address: 500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Census Tract: 55079980000

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