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Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Address: 490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501
Phone Number: 775-786-1000
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Ranked #6 of 138 things to do in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Science museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We took our 11 year old here and she had blast! They had science and learning projects and neat things to look at!

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Northern California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This was an cool museum that was like a miniature version of the Exploratorium in San Francisco. There were hands on activities and a lot of information about Reno's history. Great place for adults and kids alike!

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Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Need a place to take the kids for a few hours entertainment? This qualifies as a winner. Lots of hands on- interactive displays/exhibits.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My boyfriends company trip was in Reno this year and we don't gamble and we don't ski. We had already spent some days exploring Tahoe and in January there's not much more you can do here!! We stumbled across this museum one afternoon and had fun exploring and figuring out logic puzzles!! Very clean and there so much fun interaction... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had our child's birthday party here and were not disappointed. All of the kiddos loved this place. There are a lot of hands on projects and displays for them to play with and create. There is even an arts class which will allow them to create a project and bring it home.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I enjoyed it with my husband except for all the children running wild. I guess there was a big birthday party going on and it was packed full of children.

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San Mateo, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were skiing at Squaw for the week and took a day off due to cold and high wind conditions. We decided to visit the Nevada Discovery Museum for our eight year old twins, and we are thrilled we did. Our kids loved the electric etchosketch. Heck, I loved that. The climbing structure (goes from basement to second floor) is... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Lots of fun for kids, but adults must accompany them. Everything is interactive with lots of historical and educational activities.

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San Mateo, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We took a day off of skiing to drive to Reno and wanted something fun and educational for the children and that would also be interesting g for us. This was a good way to spend a few hours. The building looks new and modern and was full of children from toddlers to early teens. There are tons of interactive... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My 8 yr old special needs son and 10 yr old daughter were both completely engaged with the various activities. My son loved the arch builder (which will need 2 adults to complete), and my daughter loved working with the saw and hot glue to put together a picture frame. I love the fact that they have these workshops where... More 

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