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Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501
775-786-1000
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Ranked #7 of 70 attractions in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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Fernley, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went with our daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons. It is very interactive for children and they had a great time. It gets a little tedious for grownups as sometimes we forget how to be young.

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Arlington Texas
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151 reviews 151 reviews
57 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Our 4 year old spent an hour discovering. She liked the hands on exhibits. She learned, played, and didn't want to leave

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place has an abundance of wonderful, safe, educational interactive exhibits and equipment for children to explore! In addition, there is a kitchen/snack bar area where you can take your own lunch or dinner, store it in the refrigerators if you wish, and then enjoy when you are ready for a break in the very nice and well equipped self-serve... More

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reno nv
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177 reviews 177 reviews
56 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A family outing including adults who felt like kids again Teens who weren't bored and young children who couldn't stay off the slide!! Kids loved riding bike to make electricity and every exhibit!!!!

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It was fun.... Kids loved climbing the clouds. Interaction kept both grand kids busy. Demos were fun and interesting.

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Bakersfield, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The exhibits are wonderful in teaching history, natural history, and science while engaging all senses! My 6 and 4 year old boys LOVE this place!

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Miami, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My family recently spent the day at the Discovery Museum in Reno. There is free parking in an adjacent lot and metered street parking. Our Ft. Lauderdale Discovery Museum membership card got us in free. My 8 and 10 year old boys stayed busy for over 5 hours. There is so much to do there. The only reason we left... More

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Our 1.5 year old loves the under 5 play area as well as the water exhibit with wooden boats & rubber duckies. It's a great place for the cooler months when wind can make the parks a little too much to deal with. The family pass is worth the money for this alone, paying for each visit can get cost... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

First of all, it's great that there is a children museum in Reno, NV so that if the kids and you are done skiing but wanted to spend some quality time in Reno, NV, this is the place. Like other reviews. It's great for the whole family, lots of activities for all ages. Normally I write Pros and Cons, but... More

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Patrick T, Manager at Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, responded to this review

Hi tammieg_1967, Thank you so much for your review of The Discovery. We're glad you enjoyed the museum and hope that you'll visit the next time you come to Reno. More

Walnut Creek, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

There are a host of activities for children to enjoy, many based on the geography, history and lore of Western Nevada. It features the most imaginative and largest (3 stories) climbing structure I have encountered. The museum seems more tuned to younger children (under 10) who will find a variety of activities to engage them.

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