Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Hours today:
10:00am – 5:00pm

Museum location:
490 S. Center Street, Reno

775-786-1000
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Calendar of events
Summer hours

Monday

July

27

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human?

Take a jouney into the curiosities of human anatomy and learn more about some of the amazing things that make us uniquely human.

Times: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Tuesday

July

28

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human?

Take a jouney into the curiosities of human anatomy and learn more about some of the amazing things that make us uniquely human.

Times: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

July

29

Small Wonder WednesdaySmall Wonder Wednesday

Don't miss this special morning just for museum visitors age 5 and under. Participate in story time and explore the museum for a full hour before it opens to the public.

Time: 9:00am
Cost: Members free, nonmembers $10
Ages: Ages 5 and under

Note: Small Wonder Wednesday is reserved for families with children age 5 and under. Older siblings may join at 10:00am.


Wednesday

July

29

Power of PaperThe Power of Paper

Visit The Shop and choose from a variety of projects designed to test the amazing capabilities of paper. Make a pinwheel, mobile, puppet, or anything you choose!

Times: 10:00am – 7:45pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

July

29

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human?

Take a jouney into the curiosities of human anatomy and learn more about some of the amazing things that make us uniquely human.

Times: 10:30am – 7:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

July

29

CPR trainingLife-saving Basics

Try your hand at CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and learn some of the things medical professionals do to help save lives.

Times: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

July

29

Hand washingGerms 101

Join our friends from the Nevada Immunization Coalition for an interesting look at germs. Test your handwashing skills and learn where germs lurk and the things you can do to protect yourself.

Times: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

July

29

Half price admissionHalf Price Admission

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $5.00 admission per person! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

Time: 4:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $5 general admission, Members free


Thursday

July

30

Power of PaperThe Power of Paper

Visit The Shop and choose from a variety of projects designed to test the amazing capabilities of paper. Make a pinwheel, mobile, puppet, or anything you choose!

Times: 10:00am – 4:45pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Thursday

July

30

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human?

Take a jouney into the curiosities of human anatomy and learn more about some of the amazing things that make us uniquely human.

Times: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Thursday

July

30

Hand washingGerms 101

Join our friends from the Nevada Immunization Coalition for an interesting look at germs. Test your handwashing skills and learn where germs lurk and the things you can do to protect yourself.

Times: 12:00 – 3:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Friday

July

31

Power of PaperThe Power of Paper

Visit The Shop and choose from a variety of projects designed to test the amazing capabilities of paper. Make a pinwheel, mobile, puppet, or anything you choose!

Times: 10:00am – 4:45pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Friday

July

31

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human?

Take a jouney into the curiosities of human anatomy and learn more about some of the amazing things that make us uniquely human.

Times: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

Aug

1

Power of PaperThe Power of Paper

Visit The Shop and choose from a variety of projects designed to test the amazing capabilities of paper. Make a pinwheel, mobile, puppet, or anything you choose!

Times: 10:00am – 4:45pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

Aug

1

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human?

Take a jouney into the curiosities of human anatomy and learn more about some of the amazing things that make us uniquely human.

Times: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Sunday

Aug

2

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human?

Take a jouney into the curiosities of human anatomy and learn more about some of the amazing things that make us uniquely human.

Times: 12:30 – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Monday

Aug

3

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human?

Take a jouney into the curiosities of human anatomy and learn more about some of the amazing things that make us uniquely human.

Times: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Tuesday

Aug

4

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human?

Take a jouney into the curiosities of human anatomy and learn more about some of the amazing things that make us uniquely human.

Times: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

Aug

5

Small Wonder WednesdaySmall Wonder Wednesday

Don't miss this special morning just for museum visitors age 5 and under. Participate in story time and explore the museum for a full hour before it opens to the public.

Time: 9:00am
Cost: Members free, nonmembers $10
Ages: Ages 5 and under

Note: Small Wonder Wednesday is reserved for families with children age 5 and under. Older siblings may join at 10:00am.


Wednesday

Aug

5

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human?

Take a jouney into the curiosities of human anatomy and learn more about some of the amazing things that make us uniquely human.

Times: 10:30am – 7:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

Aug

5

Medical petting zooMedical Petting Zoo

Take an in-depth look at the tools of the medical profession with students from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Find out how to list to your heart and lungs, test your reflexes, and more!

Times: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

Aug

5

Half price admissionHalf Price Admission

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $5.00 admission per person! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

Time: 4:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $5 general admission, Members free


Wednesday

Aug

12

Small Wonder WednesdaySmall Wonder Wednesday

Don't miss this special morning just for museum visitors age 5 and under. Participate in story time and explore the museum for a full hour before it opens to the public.

Time: 9:00am
Cost: Members free, nonmembers $10
Ages: Ages 5 and under

Note: Small Wonder Wednesday is reserved for families with children age 5 and under. Older siblings may join at 10:00am.


Wednesday

Aug

12

Half price admissionHalf Price Admission

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $5.00 admission per person! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

Time: 4:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $5 general admission, Members free


Saturday

Aug

15

Carol Foldvary-AndersonVisiting Artist: Allison McGree

Join Visiting Artist Allison McGree as she guides you through creating wildly colorful, movement-filled, acrylic landscape paintings on canvas. In this one-hour program, artists will learn how to use line and color to show depth and movement on a flat surface.

Limited to 15 participants per session.

Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages
Register: Registration is required using the links below, or by calling 775-786-1000
11:00am     1:30pm     3:00pm


Wednesday

Aug

19

Small Wonder WednesdaySmall Wonder Wednesday

Don't miss this special morning just for museum visitors age 5 and under. Participate in story time and explore the museum for a full hour before it opens to the public.

Time: 9:00am
Cost: Members free, nonmembers $10
Ages: Ages 5 and under

Note: Small Wonder Wednesday is reserved for families with children age 5 and under. Older siblings may join at 10:00am.


Wednesday

Aug

19

Half price admissionHalf Price Admission

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $5.00 admission per person! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

Time: 4:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $5 general admission, Members free


Wednesday

Aug

26

Small Wonder WednesdaySmall Wonder Wednesday

Don't miss this special morning just for museum visitors age 5 and under. Participate in story time and explore the museum for a full hour before it opens to the public.

Time: 9:00am
Cost: Members free, nonmembers $10
Ages: Ages 5 and under

Note: Small Wonder Wednesday is reserved for families with children age 5 and under. Older siblings may join at 10:00am.


Wednesday

Aug

26

Half price admissionHalf Price Admission

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $5.00 admission per person! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

Time: 4:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $5 general admission, Members free


Friday

Oct

16

Museum closedMuseum Closed

On Friday, October 16th the museum will be closed to the public to prepare for Chemistry of the Cocktail, The Discovery's annual fundraising event. The museum will reopen on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00am.

Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm


Friday

Oct

16

Chemistry of the CocktailChemistry of the Cocktail

Get ready to mix up some fun at Chemistry of the Cocktail, The Discovery's annual fundraiser. Chemistry of the Cocktail explores the artistry of mixology by taking a hands-on look at the science behind the craft of cocktails.

Time: 6:00 – 10:00pm
Cost: $95 in advance
Ages: 21 and over only
Tickets: Available soon


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