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

Jan

31

Open Build DayOpen Build

Bring your ingenuity to The Shop for a full day of building. Select from real tools and materials and use your creativity to build anything your can dream up!

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


Saturday

Jan

31

Paper RocketsPaper Rockets

Prepare for blast off when you build your own rocket and then test it when you send it into orbit with the power of a stomp!

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


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


Sunday

Feb

1

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

Feb

1

Paper RocketsPaper Rockets

Prepare for blast off when you build your own rocket and then test it when you send it into orbit with the power of a stomp!

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


Wednesday

Feb

4

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

Feb

4

Yarn & pin artPin & Yarn Art

Use real tools, your creativity, and a variety of materials to make a wall-worthy work of art in The Shop.

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


Wednesday

Jan

4

Paper RocketsPaper Rockets

Prepare for blast off when you build your own rocket and then test it when you send it into orbit with the power of a stomp!

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


Wednesday

Feb

4

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

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

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


Saturday

Feb

7

Yarn & pin artPin & Yarn Art

Use real tools, your creativity, and a variety of materials to make a wall-worthy work of art in The Shop.

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


Saturday

Feb

7

Paper RocketsPaper Rockets

Prepare for blast off when you build your own rocket and then test it when you send it into orbit with the power of a stomp!

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


Saturday

Feb

7

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

Feb

8

Yarn & pin artPin & Yarn Art

Use real tools, your creativity, and a variety of materials to make a wall-worthy work of art in The Shop.

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


Sunday

Jan

8

Paper RocketsPaper Rockets

Prepare for blast off when you build your own rocket and then test it when you send it into orbit with the power of a stomp!

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


Wednesday

Feb

11

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

Feb

11

Yarn & pin artPin & Yarn Art

Use real tools, your creativity, and a variety of materials to make a wall-worthy work of art in The Shop.

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


Wednesday

Feb

11

The Science of ChocolateScience of Chocolate

Visit The Discovery to explore that long-standing Valentines tradition, chocolate. Learn how this sweet treat is made and test your tastebuds on a sample of the real thing!

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


Wednesday

Feb

11

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Wednesday

Feb

11

Under the Night SkyUnder the Night Sky Series

Don't miss this intriguing, four-night series with astronomy expert Tony Berendsen. You'll explore the Milky Way, explore Earth's closest star, get to know our solar system, and learn more about using telescopes.

Dates: Feb. 11, 18, 25 and Mar. 4
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $65 members, $85 nonmembers
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and up
Register: Register online or 775-786-1000


Saturday

Feb

14

Yarn & pin artPin & Yarn Art

Use real tools, your creativity, and a variety of materials to make a wall-worthy work of art in The Shop.

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


Saturday

Feb

14

The Science of ChocolateScience of Chocolate

Visit The Discovery to explore that long-standing Valentines tradition, chocolate. Learn how this sweet treat is made and test your tastebuds on a sample of the real thing!

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


Sunday

Feb

15

Yarn & pin artPin & Yarn Art

Use real tools, your creativity, and a variety of materials to make a wall-worthy work of art in The Shop.

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


Sunday

Feb

15

The Science of ChocolateScience of Chocolate

Visit The Discovery to explore that long-standing Valentines tradition, chocolate. Learn how this sweet treat is made and test your tastebuds on a sample of the real thing!

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


Monday

Feb

16

Presidents DaySpecial Monday Hours

The Discovery will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Monday, February 16, 2015.

Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Members free, nonmembers $8


Monday

Feb

16

The Science of ChocolateScience of Chocolate

Visit The Discovery to explore that long-standing Valentines tradition, chocolate. Learn how this sweet treat is made and test your tastebuds on a sample of the real thing!

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


Wednesday

Feb

18

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

Feb

18

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Saturday

Feb

21

Jaimie CrushVisiting Artist: Jaimie Crush

Discover the fine art of Japanese book binding with a collage twist with Visiting Artist Jaimie Crush. Limited to 15 participants per session.

Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 8 and up
Register: Registration is required online using the links below, or by calling 775-786-1000
11:00am – 1:00pm     2:30 – 4:30pm


Wednesday

Feb

25

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

Feb

25

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Sunday

Mar

15

Leprechaun Race3rd Annual Leprechaun Race

Are you faster than a leprechaun? Find out at the 3rd Annual Leprechaun Race on Sunday, March 15th. This 5k run/walk will take you on a tour through the streets of the Midtown and Wells Avenue neighborhoods. The race starts and ends at The Discovery and a portion of the proceeds go the museum!

Time: 8:30am
Ages: Recommended for all ages
Register: Race178.com/LeprechaunRace


Social Science

Adults-only fun at The Discovery!
Saturday, Jan. 31 · 6:00pm


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