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

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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53 reviews 53 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We are new to NV and were looking for things to do with our kids, ages 7 and 13. The cloud climb and water exhibit kept our 7 year old busy for over an hour and the upstairs science exhibits occupied all of us for another hour or more. There was also a live fire demonstration that held the smaller... More 

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

Hello Jeff, Welcome to Nevada and thanks for visiting The Discovery! More 

Olivehurst, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent about three hrs in this place and we were rushing through all the activities. There are lots of interesting things to see and do in this modern museum. The kids were very entertained as well as the adults.

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Dana Point, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We avoid the museum during cold and flu season, but any other time it is a great interactive place to take the kids for some fun. The museum has a lots of great local history that makes it fun for the parents as well.

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Waitsburg, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our group ranged from 6 to older adults. We all enjoyed it. Even chased the 6 yr old up the clouds. It was a very educational experience for the 6 yr old. Worth the time to stop and enjoy the educational experience and the little info they have of Nevada was enjoyable to learn too. The Staff was very nice.

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Reno NV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

FINALLY!!!!! Reno needs more places for kids and family, this place is amazing!! We have so much fun and if you live here, definitely invest in a family pass!

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