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Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

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Address: 490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
Phone Number: 17757861000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Thanks, Mom, that was awesome

I have seen the Discovery Museum from its bare walls of construction to its present fantastic attraction. It is a must for all ages!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Georgia T
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Reno, United States
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Reno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have seen the Discovery Museum from its bare walls of construction to its present fantastic attraction. It is a must for all ages!

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1 Thank Georgia T
Reno, Nevada
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You and the minions will have a blast at this place. Lots of hands on activities. All of which will make you think. Great afternoon location for elementary kids up.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our two granddaughter's to this museum to see the Monsterfish Exhibit. It was really interesting for all of us. Plus the museum has many other rooms with inter-active activities for the kids. Also, a huge "cloud climber", for kids to climb on. Kids can also see how an earthquake occurs, and many more interesting things kids can explore.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought of exploring the biggest little city and this is what we found - a children's museum. The museum is clean and staffs/volunteers are friendly. My boys love every discovery area because of the interactive displays and exhibits. It wasn’t crowded when we went there on a Tuesday at 1pm. Great place to spend time with little ones if... More 

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Cameron Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome. We went when it was half off. So $5 a person. The staff was great. It was very clean. There was so much to do but not crazy. I am very happy we stopped before heading home. We will for sure return and tell others to visit!!!

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is way better than the children's museums in the SF Bay Area. The exhibits are very hands-on and there are places for kids to play, climb on and just be kids. This is a favorite place for both our 8 and 11 year old.

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Pine Mountain Club, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much variety and hands on. Love the exhibits that change. Kids keep asking to go back. I fell like the price was good and memberships were too

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Discovery is a wonderful place to take children of all ages. Lots of hands on activities that will keep kids entertained.

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The year long pass is a great deal and this is such a fun way for the kids to spend the day. Totally worth a trip!

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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

It's fancy, it's nice and has a cool cloud-like climbing platform in the middle, but I just wasn't that impressed overall. There seems to be a lot of open space, but not a lot museum stuff. I find that this tends to be the case with a lot of children's museums, so I guess it isn't that surprising. But seeing... More 

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