Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Hours today:
10:00am – 5:00pm

Museum location:
490 S. Center Street, Reno

775-786-1000
Contact us

Calendar of events
Summer hours

Tuesday

June

30

Maker WeekMaker Week — June 29-July 5

Master the innovative techniques makers use when you create things like bottle cap magnets, a personalized coaster, a bookmark that lights up, and even your own banner!

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


Wednesday

July

1

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

1

Maker WeekMaker Week — June 29-July 5

Master the innovative techniques makers use when you create things like bottle cap magnets, a personalized coaster, a bookmark that lights up, and even your own banner!

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


Wednesday

July

1

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

2

DIY pull toyDIY Pull Toy

Put your woodworking skills to work in The Shop when you build a modern version of a classic pull toy.

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


Thursday

July

2

Maker WeekMaker Week — June 29-July 5

Master the innovative techniques makers use when you create things like bottle cap magnets, a personalized coaster, a bookmark that lights up, and even your own banner!

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


Friday

July

3

Paper circuitryPaper Circuitry

Visit The Shop to explore basic circuitry and make a light-up bookmark or greeting card.

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


Friday

July

3

Maker WeekMaker Week — June 29-July 5

Master the innovative techniques makers use when you create things like bottle cap magnets, a personalized coaster, a bookmark that lights up, and even your own banner!

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


Saturday

July

4

4th of July4th of July: Museum Open

The Discovery will be open 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Happy Independence Day!

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $10 general admission, Members free


Saturday

July

4

DIY musical instrumentsDIY Musical Instruments

Visit The Shop to create your own musical instrument. Grab the tools and materials you'll need and create an instrument that'll have the crowd singing along!

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


Saturday

July

4

Maker WeekMaker Week — June 29-July 5

Master the innovative techniques makers use when you create things like bottle cap magnets, a personalized coaster, a bookmark that lights up, and even your own banner!

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


Sunday

July

5

Maker WeekMaker Week — June 29-July 5

Master the innovative techniques makers use when you create things like bottle cap magnets, a personalized coaster, a bookmark that lights up, and even your own banner!

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


Monday

July

6

Human WeekWhat Makes Us Human — July 6-12

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

8

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

8

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: 10:30am – 7:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

July

8

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

9

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


Friday

July

10

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


Friday

July

10

Inside Out: an Anatomy ExperienceInside Out: an Anatomy Experience Members-only Preview

The Discovery invites you to an exclusive, members-only opportunity to explore Inside Out: an Anatomy Experience, an exciting new gallery that will take you on a journey into the curiosities of human anatomy.

Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Cost: Free – Open to current members only
Ages: Recommended for all ages
RSVP: Registration is required online or by calling 775-398-5912


Saturday

July

11

Inside Out: an Anatomy ExperienceInside Out: an Anatomy Experience Grand Unveiling

Join friends and fellow community members for the grand unveiling of Inside Out: an Anatomy Experience, an exciting new gallery that will take you on a journey into the curiosities of human anatomy.

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm, 10:30am Ceremony
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

July

11

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


Wednesday

July

15

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

15

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: 10:30am – 7:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

July

15

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

16

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


Friday

July

17

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


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

July

18

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


Saturday

July

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


Wednesday

July

22

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

17

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


Wednesday

July

22

Peace Crane ProjectPeace Crane Project

Paper cranes are a prominent icon in Japanese culture. 1,000 cranes are often given as wedding gifts or bestowed upon a family with a new baby. Visit The Discovery to learn the art of origami and create your own paper cranes.

Times: 2:00 – 6:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

July

22

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

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

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

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

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


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


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Coming soon!

Inside Out: an Anatomy Experience
Grand unveiling July 11


Social Science

Social Science: Inside Your Outside
Saturday, July 18 · 6:00pm