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Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

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Address: 490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501
Phone Number: 775-786-1000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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a very fun and educational place to be

We love going to this place! There are so many things to see and lots of hands-on projects to do too. If you're a resident in the nearby neighborhood, I definitely would recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We love going to this place! There are so many things to see and lots of hands-on projects to do too. If you're a resident in the nearby neighborhood, I definitely would recommend you to get a year pass. This is a great place to be when outdoor activities were not accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Ok, so I am a bunch of decades older than the typical visitor to a Discovery Museum. I was looking to see what kinds of attractions are in the area and hit this one. It reminds me a lot of a similar museum I visited long ago in the San Francisco bay area. It has lots of hands-on experiences rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My son absolutely loved this place. When we left for some other things to do in town he begged to come back! We had to make some time that evening for another stop by for him. It's educations, exposes kids in wonderful ways to all sorts of new ways to see the world. I will be going back again. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We have been there at least five times. The interactive displays are nice. Our granddaughter really enjoys it. Lots of places to sit down and watch the children have a great time.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Took my 5 and 11 year old granddaughters here at Christmas time. It was a bit crowded, but the girls handled the crowds just fine. Their favorite was the cloud where they could climb up to the very top. This is a great place to bring kids when they're out of school and beginning to be bored. Kind of pricey,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The moms took the kids to this museum while the other grown-ups did a little gambling downtown. What a fantastic find. The entrance fee was affordable and more than worth it. There were things for children of all ages to do- from a great play area for toddlers to free science discovery and "build your own to take home" science... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A very interesting place for kids to have fun and learn stuff at the same time, plenty of interactive displays, always someone around to help.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We took my nieces here for their birthday. The front desk gave them a fun pin to wear for their special day and the activities were great. The kids really have the run of the place, giving you time to watch and enjoy. The climbing tree thing is awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A very hands on museum that our grandchildren aged 11, 7, 6 & 4 loved. The staff was very attentive and we all had a good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Visited the discovery museum today while visiting my daughter and grandson. I have to say that this is a wonderful pace to take the family. So many different activities for the kids and puzzles that will keep most adults frustrated for hours. The fact that my grandson was continuously occupied for 4 hours speaks volumes about the number of interactive... More 

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