Historical Attractions

Paper Discovery Center Appleton

Where is it at?

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Paper Discovery Center
425 West Water Street
Tel: 920 380 7491


Next to Fratello's Restaurant on the Fox River, 425 West Water Street. Directions can be found on our website www.PaperDiscoveryCenter.org

Where are we going today?

The Paper Discovery Center hosts exceptional exhibits for children, families, and seasoned veterans of the paper industry alike! From historical photos of people, buildings, and machines to samples of pulp and paper, there's lots to touch, smell, and examine.

Exhibits provide a passageway for you to delve into the world and significance of paper. With over 10,000 square feet of gallery space, there is plenty of room to learn, explore, and play.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5
  • Children$3

When can we go?

Open Monday through Saturday from 10am until 4pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.

Teachers corner

About 3,000 students visited our science center last year on field trips. See the 'learn more' menu option on our website..

Doing our bit

Learn about sustainable forests and the importance of our natural resources - trees and water, to paper making..

Can I get one of those?

Our gift shop has many unique choices, including: elephant dung bookmarks, key chains and note paper, paper jewelry, plates and bowls, books on origami, paper crafts and science experiments, paper mache artwork, and more..

What people are saying?

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    Loved coming here! I enjoyed working as a volunteer, and found that the facilities and the displays are very interesting. Everyone Needs to check out the paper lab! So much fun making your own sheet of paper!

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