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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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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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Great for all ages

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Nancy V
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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
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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
3 attraction 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
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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
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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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Northern California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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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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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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