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

Friday

Nov

28

Blue FridayBlue Friday Sale

Skip the Black Friday madness and head to the museum store at The Discovery. You'll get 30% off everything in the store from 7:00 to 10:00am and 20% off from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Come shop the smartest selection of toys, gifts, gadgets, games, and more!

Times: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Note: The museum will open at 10:00am


Friday

Nov

28

Chemistry WeekChemistry Week

Visit The Discovery during Chemistry Week to explore the wonders of chemistry through experiments like elephant toothpaste, testing acids and bases, making polymers with milk, and more.

Time: 11:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

Nov

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 the next big thing!

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


Saturday

Nov

29

Chemistry WeekChemistry Week

Visit The Discovery during Chemistry Week to explore the wonders of chemistry through experiments like elephant toothpaste, testing acids and bases, making polymers with milk, and more.

Time: 11:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

Nov

29

Bridge BuildingBridge Building Challenge

How much weight can your bridge support? Participate in the Bridge Building Challenge and find out. You'll learn about structural engineering, resource management and have fun while you see if your bridge can stand up to a variety of structural integrity tests.

Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Cost: $6 members, $12 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 8 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Sunday

Nov

30

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 the next big thing!

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


Sunday

Nov

30

Chemistry WeekChemistry Week

Visit The Discovery during Chemistry Week to explore the wonders of chemistry through experiments like elephant toothpaste, testing acids and bases, making polymers with milk, and more.

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


Sunday

Nov

30

Bridge BuildingBridge Building Challenge

How much weight can your bridge support? Participate in the Bridge Building Challenge and find out. You'll learn about structural engineering, resource management and have fun while you see if your bridge can stand up to a variety of structural integrity tests.

Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm
Cost: $6 members, $12 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 8 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Wednesday

Dec

3

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.

Sponsored by: The Child Garden

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

Dec

3

$4 admission after 4pm$4 admission after 4:00pm

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, December 3rd for just $4.00 admission per person. Children 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Wednesday

Dec

3

Bridge BuildingBridge Building Challenge

How much weight can your bridge support? Participate in the Bridge Building Challenge and find out. You'll learn about structural engineering, resource management and have fun while you see if your bridge can stand up to a variety of structural integrity tests.

Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm
Cost: $6 members, $12 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 8 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Saturday

Dec

6

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

Dec

6

MagneticMagnetic Madness

More than just a way to attach things to the refrigerator, magnetism is all around us. In this open lab you'll explore a variety of ways magnetic forces can be used in science, art and nature.

Time: 11:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

Dec

7

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


Sunday

Dec

7

MagneticMagnetic Madness

More than just a way to attach things to the refrigerator, magnetism is all around us. In this open lab you'll explore a variety of ways magnetic forces can be used in science, art and nature.

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


Wednesday

Dec

10

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.

Sponsored by: The Child Garden

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

Dec

10

MagneticMagnetic Madness

More than just a way to attach things to the refrigerator, magnetism is all around us. In this open lab you'll explore a variety of ways magnetic forces can be used in science, art and nature.

Time: 11:00am – 7:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

Dec

10

$4 admission after 4pm$4 admission after 4:00pm

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, December 10th for just $4.00 admission per person. Children 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Saturday

Dec

13

Recycled RobotsRecycled Robots

Explore our culture's fascination with robots, when you use recycled materials to create a robot of your own. What will it do? How will it move? There's no limit to what you can create.

Time: 11:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

Dec

13

Reptile Winter GatheringReptile Winter Gathering

What do reptiles do during the long, cold winter months? Local herpetological expert Dave Boland is bringing some of his scaly friends and will explain what happens when reptiles settle in for a long winter's nap.

Two shows: 11:30am for ages 6 and under and 12:30pm for ages 7 and up.

Cost: $3 members, $3 nonmembers
Register: Use the links below or call 775-786-1000
11:30am (Ages 6 and under)     12:30pm (Ages 7 and up)


Saturday

Dec

13

Terrarium OrnamentsTerrarium Ornaments

Create the perfect holiday gift or decoration when you create a natured-inspired orb in this intriguing workshop.

Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm
Cost: $7 members, $13 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Saturday

Dec

14

Recycled RobotsRecycled Robots

Explore our culture's fascination with robots, when you use recycled materials to create a robot of your own. What will it do? How will it move? There's no limit to what you can create.

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


Sunday

Dec

14

Terrarium OrnamentsTerrarium Ornaments

Create the perfect holiday gift or decoration when you create a natured-inspired orb in this intriguing workshop.

Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm
Cost: $7 members, $13 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Tuesday

Dec

16

Whole Foods Community Giving DayCommunity Giving Day

Shop or dine at Whole Foods Market on Tuesday, December 16th and 5% of what you spend will be donated to The Discovery! We're grateful for Whole Foods Market's support of the museum's mission.

Time: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Location: Whole Foods, 6139 S Virginia St, Reno


Wednesday

Dec

17

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.

Sponsored by: The Child Garden

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

Dec

17

Recycled RobotsRecycled Robots

Explore our culture's fascination with robots, when you use recycled materials to create a robot of your own. What will it do? How will it move? There's no limit to what you can create.

Time: 11:00am – 7:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

Dec

17

$4 admission after 4pm$4 admission after 4:00pm

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, December 17th for just $4.00 admission per person. Children 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Wednesday

Dec

24

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.

Sponsored by: The Child Garden

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

Dec

24

$4 admission after 4pm$4 admission after 4:00pm

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, December 24th for just $4.00 admission per person. Children 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Thursday

Dec

25

Museum closedChristmas Day: Museum Closed

The Discovery will closed on Thursday, December 25th. The museum will reopen at 10:00am on Friday, December 26th. Merry Christmas!

Times: Closed all day


Wednesday

Dec

31

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.

Sponsored by: The Child Garden

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

Dec

31

$4 admission after 4pm$4 admission after 4:00pm

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, December 31st for just $4.00 admission per person. Children 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Saturday

Jan

31

Social ScienceSocial Science: Movie Magic

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, 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
Tickets: Purchase online or call 775-786-1000


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