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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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Hours:
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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This is a fun and interesting place for all ages. We actually went on an adult night and the admission included wine and hors d'oeuvres. There are rooms showing different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Surebert
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Sparks, Nevada
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Sparks, Nevada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun and interesting place for all ages. We actually went on an adult night and the admission included wine and hors d'oeuvres. There are rooms showing different scientific things and hands-on activities. In the middle of the building is a cool spiral rope climbing structure.

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Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic little museum. It reciprocated the membership of ours back home. My toddler (3 YO) was big enough to enjoy everything the museum had to offer. The small children's area was a blast for him as well as the climbing structure in the middle of the museum! It nearly 3 stories tall and quite a maze. I... More 

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Reno, NV
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A supreme place to take your out-of-town visitors, especially if they have kids!! The science exhibits are first-rate, but the hands-on experiences for children are exceptional. Plan to arrive early, and stay late. They even have a clean lunchroom, so you can eat there and get back to the fun of the museum. Parking is free all around the museum,... More 

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Reno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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 August 10, 2016 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 August 9, 2016 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 July 28, 2016

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 July 28, 2016

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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