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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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 Great Place to Take the Kids

While visiting Reno, take the kids to this museum. It is both fun for them and very educational. There are many areas for kids young and older to explore and learn. The staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

While visiting Reno, take the kids to this museum. It is both fun for them and very educational. There are many areas for kids young and older to explore and learn. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are even items to see and things to do that will hold the interest of parents or grandparents. The kids especially... More 

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Glenbrook, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a newer kids museum, and its nice, clean and fun for kids of all ages. I started bringing mine here when they just opened, around 3 years old, and now they are 6. It has something new everytime we go.

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reno
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Took our great-nephew there. He didn't want to leave! So many amazing things to do for kids. A great way to keep little ones occupied and tire them out! Wyatt's favorite thing was making slime and the cloud climbing!

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Sacramento, California
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a kids museum for certain. If you're an adult not accompanying a child, chances are you will find the 15minutes you spend there delightful but not worthy of any more of your time.

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Reno
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

You don't have to have children to enjoy this museum. While it is geared for the under 16 demographic, there is plenty here to keep any one entertained. They even have special adult themed activities that really are adult only. One of my favorite galleries is DaVinci's corner. This is a hands-on area combining art and physics complete with helicopter... More 

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you have children, and want to spend an afternoon learning and having fun in an innovative, friendly environment in Reno, do not miss this place! It is a gem.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We took great nieces and nephew. They had a good time but am not sure if they would go for a repeat visit. As an adult it was a bit of once was good. Perhaps that's not fair, but I'll suggest it to others looking for diversions for kids. Safe and educational.

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We used to have a yearly pass, but not going enough anymore to justify the yearly price. The one time entry price is reasonable though. My kids are now 6 and 9 and still enjoy going occasionally, but some exhibits are getting old, missing pieces/parts. They do rotate some exhibits, but only so many times my kids will do the... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Excellent place for Kids to move around in any weather, have fun and learn. Grown ups have fun too. Water features are a kid favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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Additional Information about Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Address: Address: 490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501
Phone Number: 775-786-1000
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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