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Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
+1 775-786-1000
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Great place to take the family

Went to the museum after a walk down town. The place has lot to see and read about Nevada. Kids ll... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Great community resource

Wonderful educational and entertaining opportunity for kids but these senior citizens we're glad... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
+1 775-786-1000
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to the museum after a walk down town. The place has lot to see and read about Nevada. Kids ll over the place having fun. Worth a look see in Reno especially if you have kids.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful educational and entertaining opportunity for kids but these senior citizens we're glad they visited too.

Thank AVLocal2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sue the Trex is a huge draw. But be ready to have fun making your own earthquake, learning about the human boday and the amazing water feature that is huge with many different pulleys and levers.

Thank bdonahoe1981
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was way more than I expected! Having a 1 year old it is hard to find fun things for her todo in places like this because they are more geared to ages 4 and up. Nope not this place!! There is a whole playroom...More

Thank SpicyMomma86
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We went to the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum They currently have on loan Sue - the T-Rex from the Field Museum (Chicago, Ilinos). There is other dinosaur displays. There is a huge climbing structure two stories tall for children. (Having just seen Planet...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great for the entire family. Always adding new features. Plenty of parking. Lots for kids to do. Adults too.

1  Thank rocknv
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were in Reno for 4 days and we spent 2 of them visiting this wonderful museum. Our girls ages 5 and 6 had a wonderful time. They visited all the exhibits and especially liked making their own figgit spinners. You can, easily, spend hours...More

1  Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We enjoyed a rainy/snowy day at the museum. It is reasonably priced and good fun. Basically designed for kids but adults can have a nice day.

Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My youngest daughter brought her 2 daughters and met me and my grandson here. Had a wonderful time playing with numerous items. Great theme rooms and wonderful activities. Everyone regardless of age had fun. Sue the T-Rex was there and the grandkids enjoyed her presence...More

Thank dougurbani
Reviewed 30 June 2017

My 6 year old loves the robot and building projects labs. We bring anywhere from one to 5 kids from the family and they all have plenty to do. There's an indoor climbing/jungle gym play ground that goes up a few stories, which can be...More

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Susan C
3 July 2016|
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Response from Pammi K | Reviewed this property |
3 hours will be more than enough.
9 November 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
21 August 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.