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

Oct

31

Felt zombiesNevada Day: Museum Open

The Discovery will be open 10:00am to 5:00pm on Nevada Day, Friday, October 31.

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Member free, $8 nonmembers


Saturday

Nov

1

Felt zombiesFelt Zombies

Use felt, glue and markers to make your very own fuzzy undead friend.

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


Saturday

Nov

1

CalacasDay of the Dead Calacas

Explore the Mexican tradition of the Dia de los Muertos festival when you make your own calacas, or skull, in a miniature shadow box.

Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Cost: $5 members, $11 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Saturday

Nov

1

Zombie NationZombie Nation

Zombies have captured the hearts, minds, and imaginations of people around the globe. But where does the zombie mythos come from? Should we really be preparing for battles with the undead? Join TMCC's Dr. Christine Boston and Dr. Lance Bowen as they explore the cultural significance and biological realities (or lack thereof) of zombies.

Time: 1:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and up


Sunday

Nov

2

Felt zombiesFelt Zombies

Use felt, glue and markers to make your very own fuzzy undead friend.

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


Sunday

Nov

2

CalacasDay of the Dead Calacas

Explore the Mexican tradition of the Dia de los Muertos festival when you make your own calacas, or skull, in a miniature shadow box.

Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm
Cost: $5 members, $11 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Wednesday

Nov

5

CalacasDay of the Dead Calacas

Explore the Mexican tradition of the Dia de los Muertos festival when you make your own calacas, or skull, in a miniature shadow box.

Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm
Cost: $5 members, $11 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Saturday

Nov

8

Colin RossColin Ross

Join local musician, Collin Ross, for a journey through musical styles and instruments.

Times: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Friday

Nov

14

Museum closedMuseum Closed

On Friday, November 14th 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, November 15th at 10:00am.

Times: 10:00am – 5:00pm


Friday

Nov

14

Chemistry of the CocktailChemistry of the Cocktail

Get ready to mix up some fun at Chemistry of the Cocktail, The Discovery's 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: $75 individual tickets, $550 8 ticket package
Ages: 21 and over only
Tickets: Purchase online or call 775-786-1000


Saturday

Nov

15

All Creatures Great & SmallAll Creatures Great & Small

Reptiles comes in all shapes and sizes. Local herpetological expert Dave Boland is bringing a variety of scaly friends and will take you on a hands-on exploration into the evolution behind their variety!

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

Nov

22

Celebrate StringsCelebrate Strings

Young violinists participating in the Reno Philharmonic's Celebrate Strings program will be playing music in the the museum's atrium.

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


Thursday

Nov

27

Museum closedThanksgiving Day: Museum Closed

The Discovery will closed on Thursday, November 27th. The museum will reopen at 10:00am on Friday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!

Times: Closed all day


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


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)


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


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


Chemistry of the Cocktail

Get ready to mix up some fun!
Friday, Nov. 14 · 6:00pm


Coming soon!

Inside Out: an Anatomy Experience
A new gallery coming soon!


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