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The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Fun for all ages

My wife and I checked out the Discovery Museum yesterday and had a great time. Lots of hands-on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chico, California
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Interesting and fun

Didn’t really know what to expect when I visited. Found a fun place with fascinating exhibits from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reno, 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 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I checked out the Discovery Museum yesterday and had a great time. Lots of hands-on exhibits to enjoy. Easy to spend 2 to 3 hours there. We did not have our kids or grandkids with us, but kept thinking how much fun...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well intentioned facility but many of the exhibits were not working. Very limited age range with probably grade 3 being the upper limit. Definitely a very good museum for the younger child. Donut shop next door a plus.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t really know what to expect when I visited. Found a fun place with fascinating exhibits from various fields. Lots of science exhibits but also things of historical interest in the context of geology and environment. Great place for kids and also for those young...More

Thank bradl336
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

1  Thank unrgirl20
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

2  Thank ValsTravels2015
Reviewed September 24, 2018

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.

Thank SonomaRichard
Reviewed September 19, 2018

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!

1  Thank Joe A
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

1  Thank BayTraveler13
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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.