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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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Superb Place for Kids, Fun for Adults - Current Special Exhibit Sue the T-Rex

We went to the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum They currently have on loan Sue - the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fremont, California
Hands on

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reno, Nevada
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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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank rocknv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 22 June 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for an anniversary date way back in November, and I had been once or twice before that. Even though people think this museum is only for children, this is not the case! I think it is a really fun...More

Thank Cira C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Very impressed with the facility. We took a 3 and 6 year old there. Yes it's crowded but that is what you would expect. Great river with locks etc on the main floor along with a climbing tree. Wandered through all the rooms and we...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The discovery museum is definitly worth a visit. Theres plenty here to see and do, especially for small children to teens. As an adult I sometimes felt out of place between al the kids there. Still as an adult theres plenty to see.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This museum has a lot to offer all ages. Although it is geared towards youth, the adults in our school group always learn something and love interacting with the exhibits as much as the students. We were lucky to visit when the Monster Fish display...More

Thank Jackie G
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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
22 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.