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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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This place is awesome

My kids didn’t want to go, this place is awesome. Lots of things to explore, see or do. Always an... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Tom S
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Family Fun

Took grandkids and they had a blast. So much to do and all hands on. Many arts and crafts to make... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Kathleen W
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Orlando, Florida
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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 - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
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"all ages"
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"climbing structure"
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"hands on activities"
in 9 reviews
"interactive displays"
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"t rex"
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"great for kids"
in 9 reviews
"water play area"
in 2 reviews
"build your own"
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"jungle gym"
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"fun climbing"
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"older kids"
in 4 reviews
"great learning"
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"arts and crafts"
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"rooster fish"
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"field trip"
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"learn something"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

My kids didn’t want to go, this place is awesome. Lots of things to explore, see or do. Always an experience to be here, we love it!

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Took grandkids and they had a blast. So much to do and all hands on. Many arts and crafts to make and informational history to learn. For all ages young and old.

Thank Kathleen W
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Having endured visits to Children's museums in three of four time zones of the continental US, this one was a pleasant surprise. The staff are friendly, efficient, and obviously concerned with making the museum the place to be for inquisitive youngsters. The exhibits were clean,...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The employees and volunteers were very nice. The bathrooms were all clean and stocked, that's important for me since I have a toddler and baby. The building was very stroller friendly. I would take the kids back when we are in the area again. We...More

1  Thank sruthp
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I took my Little Sister from BBBS and there was a lot to do and keep her entertained. This is a new experience for me.

Thank Linda N
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PatrickTu, Manager at The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thanks for your review of The Discovery Linda. We're glad you and your "little" enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great for adults as well as kids and we got in cheap after 4 the day we went - I think Wednesday. The T Rex exhibit was amazing. The only disappointment was the water display near the climbing frame for kids, was non operational at...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 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.

Thank T8505JRjohnb
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

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

Thank AVLocal2013
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 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.

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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
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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.
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Cierra_rachelle
9 November 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
22 August 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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