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The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

490 S Center St, Reno, Nevada 89501 USA

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Sun 12p-5p
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“hands on learning and fun!”

The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and the world around us. At The Discovery, you can travel between the past and the future, without any effort at all. We have 67,000 square feet of science, art, history, construction, destruction, live performances and extinct animals. We’ve got The Shop, Spark!Lab Smithsonian, Da Vinci’s Corner, the Cloud Climber, an 80-foot-long river, a gallery where it’s nighttime all day long, and a whole bunch more hands-on things to see and do.

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June 14, 2021
Rated 5.0

Great place to spend the afternoon with kids! Tons of hands on exhibits including a room full of activities for kids under 5.

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March 28, 2016
Rated 4.0

Pretty decent museum. We have been here a few times while travelling from UT to CA. My kids call it the cloud museum because of the climbing structure with cloud shapes.

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February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

My family loves the Discovery Museum! There are many 'hands-on' things for both children and adults to experience. I know several families who make this a weekly outing. Educating through fun!

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The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

490 S Center St
Reno, Nevada
89501 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tue, Thu - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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