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The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
+1 775-786-1000
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One of the best Children's Museums in the country!

Our kids loved visiting the Children's Museum in Reno so much the that we decided to become... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MML17
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Reno, Nevada
Fantastic terry lee wells museum- Reno Nevada

Took adults who having learning challenges as well as a young child of 11 years and they all had a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
436judithb
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Auburn, California
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The Discovery is a 67,000 square-foot, hands-on science and technology museum presenting interactive exhibits & temporary exhibitions.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
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+1 775-786-1000
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"all ages"
in 36 reviews
"climbing structure"
in 12 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 6 reviews
"t rex"
in 4 reviews
"build your own"
in 2 reviews
"jungle gym"
in 2 reviews
"the water play area"
in 2 reviews
"older kids"
in 5 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 5 reviews
"arts and crafts"
in 2 reviews
"rooster fish"
in 3 reviews
"san jose"
in 3 reviews
"learn something"
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"field trip"
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"interesting things"
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"few hours"
in 7 reviews
"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took adults who having learning challenges as well as a young child of 11 years and they all had a most wonderful time - lots of interactive, educational and fun displays for a whole wide range of people - something for everyone. The staff there...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

It's amazing the variety of activities for kids from very young up to teenagers (and adults) with the scientific exhibits, interactive things to do.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our time here and so glad our hotel was just a ten minute walk away. Our 3 & 5 year olds didn’t want to leave!

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

As an adult looking for something to do, I found that this place is geared for kids. There are a lot of hands on displays and activities. I felt out place, but I did enjoy the puzzle room.

Thank Glen N
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Whenever I come to Reno with my grandkids, we go to The Discovery. It has something for everyone - kids and adults. I love to visit and see what is new.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

So much to see and do. There are several different rooms with several different activities; enough to keep children entertained for several hours.

Thank Julie W
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Sue the best tyrannosaurus rex in existence. Actually looks a lot like me in the morning but I digress. They have a kids climbing thing that is unimaginable but fun to watch. So many interactive things for kids to do. Just great.

Thank RAF37621
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Patrick T, Manager at The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thanks for your review RAF37621. We're glad you got to meet Sue and that you enjoyed The Discovery.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We try and come here each time we visit Lake Tahoe. It is worth the drive, the staff is always so friendly, and it is just fun. It does not matter if your 2 or 50. There is something to see and do. Living in...More

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Patrick T, Manager at The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thanks for your review comp788. We're happy to hear that you enjoy your visits to The Discovery!

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

WE have been there twice with our son's and families. Very educational and entertaining for the kids.

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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.
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Cierra_rachelle
November 9, 2015|
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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
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Erffa
August 21, 2015|
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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.
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