Milwaukee's Discovery World temporarily closes amid COVID-19 surge

Posted at 6:02 PM, Nov 19, 2020

MILWAUKEE — Discovery World has joined the growing number of institutions closing as Wisconsin sees the highest spike in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

Discovery World, Milwaukee's science of technology museum, is closing its doors effective immediately, and will remain closed for the rest of the year. They intend to reopen in some capacity in 2021, according to a statement Thursday evening.

“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," said Discovery World President & CEO, Bryan Wunar.

Discovery World reopened to the public in July with new safety protocols, after shutting down in March during the initial spike in cases in Wisconsin.

The museum will be posting updates on its website here.

The Art Museum also announcedThursday it is temporarily closing.

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