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The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Great Place for kids to learn and have fun!

We have gone to the Discovery Museum many times with out two kids and we love it! Every exhibit is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reno, Nevada
Fun day with the grand kids

We spent almost a full day exploring the Discovery Center with our 5 grand kids, aged 16 months... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gardnerville, Nevada
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The Discovery is a 67,000 square-foot, hands-on science and technology museum presenting interactive exhibits & temporary exhibitions.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
+1 775-786-1000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to the Discovery Museum many times with out two kids and we love it! Every exhibit is fun for kids, and many of them are very interactive. You will learn about natural history, Nevada history, science and much more! They also have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent almost a full day exploring the Discovery Center with our 5 grand kids, aged 16 months - 12 years. Lots of interactive activities for kids of all ages. No food on site, so eat before you get there (or plan to take a...More

Thank ValsTravels2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for kids and adults. The museum is very interactive and hands-on. We spent a bit more than one hour there and enjoyed every minute. There are some great exhibits that challenge the mind, good for all. Well worth the $12 and the experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum for kids. So much to do and see that we had to go twice. The staff is great with the kids and really a blessing to be around.

Thank whitecarnation2018
Reviewed July 20, 2018

really cool spot to visit if you're ever in the vicinity of downtown Reno...cool learning displays and a quite a few brain teaser games...if you have the little uns with yah...they'll love this place!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

It's Reno, so it's not a world class museum, but it's better than you'd expect for a town this size. Stuff geared to the area, and more. Lots of hands on activities.

Thank Josh M
Reviewed July 7, 2018

I have visited children's science/stem museums in a few big cities. They are usually crowded, overpriced and exhibits are too distant/vague for small kids. Terry Lee Wells in Reno was the opposite. The admission was very low, crowd size just right, and the exhibits were...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my Great Nephew. He had a great time! The activities seemed endless and we got to see Sue the dinosaur. Every room is filled with an abundance of things to do! Definately brings snacks and water for the kids, you’re going to...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

The Discovery Museum is a short walk from downtown hotels. Staff is courtesy and helpful. My two grandchildren (3 and 5) were excited about everything. They'd be excitedly engaged in one activity and then pleased to move on to another. There are lots of open...More

Thank Gini C
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Our kids loved visiting the Children's Museum in Reno so much the that we decided to become members! This is an excellent museum for children and pre-teens, and has enough exhibits and content to keep teenagers and adults engaged for a family visit as well....More

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Susan C
July 3, 2016|
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Response from Pammi K | Reviewed this property |
3 hours will be more than enough.
November 9, 2015|
Response from PatrickTu | Property representative |
Hello Rachelle. The Discovery is a family-oriented museum, but I think that you'll find that there's something for everyone. If you plan to visit after Saturday, November 14, we'll also have a brand new traveling exhibition... More
August 21, 2015|
Response from Patrick T | Property representative |
Hello Erffa. Your 9-month-old will definitely enjoy The Discovery. We have a gallery entitled Little Discoveries design specifically for early learners, so you'll certainly want to check that out.