Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Hours today:
10:00am – 3:00pm

Museum location:
490 S. Center Street, Reno

775-786-1000
Contact us

Calendar of events
Summer hours

Wednesday

Sept

2

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

Sept

2

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 – 7:45pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

Sept

2

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

Sept

3

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 – 4:45pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Friday

Sept

4

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 – 4:45pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

Sept

5

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 – 4:45pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Sunday

Sept

6

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: 12:00 – 4:45pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

Sept

9

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

Sept

9

3-D Printing3-D Printing

Learn the fundamentals of designing for 3-D printing in The Shop with this hands-on activity. You'll also have the chance to see how the museum's 3-D printers work and be introduced to the software used to create designs to be printed.

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


Wednesday

Sept

9

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

Sept

10

3-D Printing3-D Printing

Learn the fundamentals of designing for 3-D printing in The Shop with this hands-on activity. You'll also have the chance to see how the museum's 3-D printers work and be introduced to the software used to create designs to be printed.

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


Friday

Sept

11

3-D Printing3-D Printing

Learn the fundamentals of designing for 3-D printing in The Shop with this hands-on activity. You'll also have the chance to see how the museum's 3-D printers work and be introduced to the software used to create designs to be printed.

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


Saturday

Sept

12

3-D Printing3-D Printing

Learn the fundamentals of designing for 3-D printing in The Shop with this hands-on activity. You'll also have the chance to see how the museum's 3-D printers work and be introduced to the software used to create designs to be printed.

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


Saturday

Sept

12

ReptilesReptiles Great & Small

Reptiles come in all shapes and sizes! Join herpetological expert Dave Boland for a hands-on look at a variety of animals from the reptile world and learn what makes each of them specially equipped for their environment.

Times: 11:00am (ages 6 and under), 12:00pm (ages 7 and up)
Cost: $2 members, $3 nonmembers
Register: Use the links below or call 775-786-1000
11:00am (Ages 6 and under)     12:00pm (Ages 7 and up)

Generously supported by: Bill Pearce Motors and the Meyer Family


Wednesday

Sept

16

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

Sept

16

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

Sept

19

Carol Foldvary-AndersonVisiting Artist:
Carol Foldvary-Anderson

Show us your "smudge!" Join Visiting Artist Carol Foldvary-Anderson and discover the oil pastel smudge technique. Experiment with warm and cool colors, play with colors, and create your own version of "The Sun, the Moon & the Stars!" 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     3:00pm


Wednesday

Sept

23

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

Sept

23

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

Sept

30

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

Sept

30

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

Oct

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

Oct

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


Wednesday

Oct

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

Oct

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


Wednesday

Oct

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

Oct

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


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 signature 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: Purchase online or call 775-786-1000


Wednesday

Oct

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

Oct

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


Saturday

Oct

24

Early closureEarly Closure

On Saturday, October 24th the museum will close at 2:00pm to prepare for our Annual Trick or Treat event. The museum will reopen on Sunday, October 25th at 12:00pm.

Hours: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $10 general admission, Members free


Saturday

Oct

24

Halloween5th Annual Trick or Treat

Celebrate Halloween the fun and educational way at The Discovery's 5th Annual Trick or Treat! Visit the museum in costume and trick or treat from gallery to gallery on Saturday, October 24th. There'll be clever Halloween-themed art projects, spooky science demos and treats for everyone!

Time: 3:00 – 8:00pm (Members-only 3:00 – 5:00pm)
Cost: $2 members, $3 nonmembers
Ages: Recommended for all ages
Tickets: Purchase online or call 775-786-1000

Wednesday

Oct

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

Oct

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


Trick or Treat

It's spooktacular Halloween fun!
Saturday, October 24 · 3:00pm


You will amaze you!

Inside Out: an Anatomy Experience
Now Open


Chemistry of the Cocktail

Chemistry of the Cocktail
Friday, October 16 · 6:00pm