Come explore the world of paper!

The Paper Discovery Center invites you to explore the world of paper through a study of science & technology with a look at its past, its future, and the role paper plays in all facets of our lives. 

To schedule your visit or to learn more details, call the Paper Discovery Center at 920-380-7491.


Visit Us/Hours

• Hours, General Admission

Hours:
Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays

The Paper Discovery Center is closed on these holidays:  Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day.

Admission:
Members - Free
Adults - $5.00
Seniors - $4.00
Students - $3.00
Families - $12.00

• Field Trips
Come explore the world of paper! The Paper Discovery Center invites you to explore the world of paper through a study of science and technology—with a look at its past, its future, and the role paper plays in all facets of our lives.  To schedule your visit or to learn more details, call the Paper Discovery Center at 920-380-7491. Field Trip brochure.

• Floor Maps
Click here for a floor map of the Paper Discovery Center.


Gift Shop

Whether it’s a gift for a couple celebrating their first anniversary (the year of paper) or a special memento of a visit to the Paper Discovery Center, remember to stop by the Paper Discovery Center Gift Shop for those special gifts for family and friends.  The Paper Discovery Center Gift Shop is open regular museum hours ( Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays).  No admission is necessary.


How to Find Us

Paper Discovery Center
425 W. Water Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-380-7491


Appleton, Wisconsin, is located between US Highways 41, 10 and 47, thirty minutes south of Green Bay and two hours north of Milwaukee.  Appleton's airport is Outagamie County Airport.

The Paper Discovery Center, home of the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, is located on the banks of the Fox River near downtown Appleton.


High water, panoramic view, Olde Oneida Bridge - before 2012 renovation (from Google Earth posting)
ATTENTION OLDE ONEIDA BRIDGE IS CLOSED - PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTE
Artwork near lock tender home on Olde Oneida Bridge (from Google Earth posting)


Coming from the North on Hwy. 41:  Merge onto WI-441 S via EXIT 145. Take the CR-CE/College Avenue exit, turn right off exit ramp, heading west. Follow College Avenue past Lawrence University. Turn left onto Drew St at the traffic light. Drew St. turns into Water St. Go straight past the stop sign at Olde Oneida, remaining on Water St. The Paper Discovery Center will be on the left hand side at the next stop sign.

Coming from the South on Hwy. 41:  Merge onto US-10 E/WI-441 N via EXIT 134.  Continue east.  Take the Hwy 47 / Memorial St Exit near Goodwill.   Turn left and continue north on Memorial St.  Turn right onto Sixth St at traffic light.   Take right at State St.  Turn left onto Jackman, angled intersection.   At the bottom of the hill, go straight into the parking lot – the Paper Discovery Center is on your left.

Coming from the Fox River Mall in Grand Chute:  Follow College Avenue east to downtown Appleton.  Take State Street south from College Avenue.  Past 4th Street, take a left onto Jackman (angled intersection).  At the bottom of the hill, go straight into the parking lot – the Paper Discovery Center is on your left.



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Paper Discovery Center     •     425 W. Water St., Appleton, WI 54911     •     Ph. 920-380-7491