Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Hours today:
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Museum location:
490 S. Center Street, Reno

775-786-1000
Contact us

Calendar of events

Saturday

Apr

25

Polymer explorationPolymer Exploration

Explore the interesting properties of polymers in The Shop when you make unique items such as shrinky keychains, bubble wrap bags, plastic flowers and jewelry, and anything else you can imagine.

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


Saturday

Apr

25

Lahontan Cutthroat TroutDiscover Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

The Discovery's Nevada Stories gallery is home to schools of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Visit the museum to create a unique fish painting while learning why pH in an important factor in a healthy river ecosystem.

Times: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

Apr

25

Astro Poetry ContestAstro Poetry Awards Ceremony

Visit The Discovery on April 25 to hear the winning entries in this year's Tahoe Star Tours Astro Poetry Contest. For details on how to enter the contest and have a chance to win great prizes, click here.

Times: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Sunday

Apr

26

Polymer explorationPolymer Exploration

Explore the interesting properties of polymers in The Shop when you make unique items such as shrinky keychains, bubble wrap bags, plastic flowers and jewelry, and anything else you can imagine.

Times: 12:00 –4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Sunday

Apr

26

Lahontan Cutthroat TroutDiscover Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

The Discovery's Nevada Stories gallery is home to schools of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Visit the museum to create a unique fish painting while learning why pH in an important factor in a healthy river ecosystem.

Times: 12:30 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

Apr

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 $8
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

Apr

29

Open Build DayOpen Build Day

Bring your ingenuity to The Shop for a full day of building. Select from real tools and materials and use your creativity to build to next big thing!

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


Wednesday

Apr

29

Nevada BugsInsect Petting Zoo

Learn fun facts about where bugs live, what they eat, and how they survive when you touch and hold live millipedes, beetles, and caterpillars. You'll also be able to view butterfly eggs and wings through microscopes, and more!

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


Wednesday

Apr

29

Lahontan Cutthroat TroutVisiting Expert: Stephanie Byers

Join Stephanie Byers, scientist from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, for an informative session on Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and how they're grown in hatcheries here in Nevada.

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


Wednesday

Apr

29

Lahontan Cutthroat TroutDiscover Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

The Discovery's Nevada Stories gallery is home to schools of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Visit the museum to create a unique fish painting while learning why pH in an important factor in a healthy river ecosystem.

Times: 12:30 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

Apr

29

$4 admission after 4pm$4 After 4pm

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person the the museum stay open until 8:00pm! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

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


Saturday

May

2

Tool explorationTool Exploration

The Shop is where hands-on gets serious. During tool exploration, you'll have the chance to grab a block of wood and experiment with a variety of woodworking tools and techniques.

Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up


Saturday

May

2

Nevada BugsInsect Petting Zoo

Learn fun facts about where bugs live, what they eat, and how they survive when you touch and hold live millipedes, beetles, and caterpillars. You'll also be able to view butterfly eggs and wings through microscopes, and more!

Times: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

May

2

Celebrate StringsCelebrate Strings

Explore the museum to the sounds of the Reno Philharmonic's Celebrate Strings program. Students from the program will be performing in the museum's atrium.

Times: 12:00 – 12:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Sunday

May

3

Tool explorationTool Exploration

The Shop is where hands-on gets serious. During tool exploration, you'll have the chance to grab a block of wood and experiment with a variety of woodworking tools and techniques.

Times: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up


Wednesday

May

6

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 $8
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

May

6

Wood scrap animalsWood Scrap Animals

In The Shop, hands-on gets serious. Using a variety of wood scraps and woodworking tools, you can create a clever little pet to take home.

Times: 10:30am – 12:00pm, 3:00 – 7:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Wednesday

May

6

$4 admission after 4pm$4 After 4pm

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person the the museum stay open until 8:00pm! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

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


Saturday

May

9

Wood scrap animalsWood Scrap Animals

In The Shop, hands-on gets serious. Using a variety of wood scraps and woodworking tools, you can create a clever little pet to take home.

Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Saturday

May

9

Celebrate StringsCelebrate Strings

Explore the museum to the sounds of the Reno Philharmonic's Celebrate Strings program. Students from the program will be performing in the museum's atrium.

Times: 1:00 – 1:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Sunday

May

10

Wood scrap animalsWood Scrap Animals

In The Shop, hands-on gets serious. Using a variety of wood scraps and woodworking tools, you can create a clever little pet to take home.

Times: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Wednesday

May

13

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 $8
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

May

13

Wood scrap animalsWood Scrap Animals

In The Shop, hands-on gets serious. Using a variety of wood scraps and woodworking tools, you can create a clever little pet to take home.

Times: 10:30am – 12:00pm, 3:00 – 7:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Wednesday

May

13

$4 admission after 4pm$4 After 4pm

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person the the museum stay open until 8:00pm! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

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


Saturday

May

16

Wood scrap animalsWood Scrap Animals

In The Shop, hands-on gets serious. Using a variety of wood scraps and woodworking tools, you can create a clever little pet to take home.

Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Sunday

May

17

Wood scrap animalsWood Scrap Animals

In The Shop, hands-on gets serious. Using a variety of wood scraps and woodworking tools, you can create a clever little pet to take home.

Times: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Wednesday

May

20

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 $8
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

May

20

Wood scrap animalsWood Scrap Animals

In The Shop, hands-on gets serious. Using a variety of wood scraps and woodworking tools, you can create a clever little pet to take home.

Times: 10:30am – 12:00pm, 3:00 – 7:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Wednesday

May

20

$4 admission after 4pm$4 After 4pm

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person the the museum stay open until 8:00pm! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

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


Wednesday

May

27

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 $8
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

May

27

$4 admission after 4pm$4 After 4pm

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person the the museum stay open until 8:00pm! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

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


Saturday

May

30

Reno Mini Maker FaireReno Mini Maker Faire

Join The Discovery as we play host to Reno Mini Maker Faire, the greatest show (and tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Tickets: Purchase online at makerfairereno.com

Note: Maker Faire tickets include all-day admission to The Discovery!


Saturday

July

18

Carol Foldvary-AndersonVisiting Artist:
Carol Foldvary-Anderson

Visit The Discovery to learn how to create beautiful landscape works of art using her innovative Oil Pastel Smudge technique from Visiting Artist Carol Foldvary-Anderson. Limited to 15 participants per session.

Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 7 and up
Register: Registration is required using the links below, or by calling 775-786-1000
10:00am     11:30am     1:30pm     3:00pm


Saturday

Jul

18

Social ScienceSocial Science: Inside Your Outside

Don't miss Social Science, an exciting, artistic, scientific, adults-only event at The Discovery! Enjoy tasty beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres from Whole Foods Market Reno, take part in intriguing science demos and clever art projects, and play like a kid again! Get your tickets today!

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: $15 members, $20 nonmembers; $25 at the door
Ages: 21 and over only (I.D. required)
Tickets: Purchase online or call 775-786-1000


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