The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

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The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (best known as The Discovery) is Nevada’s largest hands-on science center. The Discovery boasts 67,000 square feet of ever-changing exhibitions focused on science, technology, engineering, art, history and invention, all designed to inspire curiosity, creativity and the joy of lifelong learning in all who visit. The Discovery also regularly hosts featured exhibitions on topics ranging from rare monster-sized fish, to larger-than-life dinosaur fossils, to mind-bending puzzles, and more! The Discovery also hosts a number of engaging events series including Social Science, a quarterly adults-only science exploration series and Science Distilled, an informal lecture series curated in partnership with Desert Research Institute. The museum also offers seasonal camps for school aged children, museum overnights, school field trips, events specifically for teens, programming for early learners, and daily science demonstrations.
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4.5
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John Wu
San Gabriel, CA45 contributions
Nice place for kids
Dec 2020
Took my 5 year old kid to The Discovery few days ago, very professional and friendly staffs, and it's a very safe environment for kid to learn the history about Nevada, and lake tahoe.
Written December 26, 2020
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Kit B
3 contributions
Very Informative, even for the adults.
Mar 2020
We have brought several groups of students here in the past, and the jaw-hits- the -floor look on their faces was priceless.
Written November 10, 2020
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Sue C
30 contributions
Grandchildren were enthralled!
Aug 2019
The various levels of involvement for children is fantastic. They are engaged and enthralled with the interactive displays including history and science.
Written March 8, 2020
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Chinadoll
21 contributions
Good for kids
Feb 2020 • Family
My kids love this place. It’s very nice and have so many stuffs to entertain them. The place is nice and clean.
Stuffs are very helpful.
Written February 11, 2020
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212eddieh
Easton, PA5 contributions
Grandson outing
Nov 2019
Love taking the grandson here. He has so much fun and as I do. We normally pay around here for at least 2-3 hours.
Written January 12, 2020
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Mary V
6 contributions
Great place for kids
Oct 2019
There is sooo much to see. Every time we go we do something else. Bought a membership cause grand kids love going.
Written January 4, 2020
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Evan Braz
Boca Raton, FL571 contributions
Children's museum with interactive displays and scientific games
Dec 2019
Children are able to touch and play with most things, climb a tall maze-like structure, and absorb science in an easy, hands-on way.
Written December 22, 2019
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Holly D
Reno, NV1 contribution
Lame, disappointed, i want my $22 back.
Dec 2019 • Couples
Most of the puzzles are broken or don't have all the parts and it's really focused more towards young children.
Written December 14, 2019
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Hamid
Reno, NV10 contributions
Learning, fun and friendly place
Dec 2019 • Family
If you are in Reno as local or visitor and you have kids between 4 and 15, to me, this is the must see place. Always something new, extra interesting experiments done by staff, and super fun and safe place. The small shop also is cool and reasonable.
Written December 9, 2019
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Amanda
Reno, NV23 contributions
Went to see Sue the T-Rex
Nov 2018
I really liked this place. We went when they had Sue the T-Rex skeleton (not sure if it's still there). There was a lot of interesting stuff to check out and learn about as well, definitely will go back.
Written October 23, 2019
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The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is open:
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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