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
New summer hours

Tuesday

July

29

Auto WeekAuto Week – July 28-Aug 3

Put the pedal to the metal in this exploration into the fascinating world of cars. Explore the inner workings of a combustion engine, check out real vehicles on display, and even build a car of your own using materials ranging from wood to pasta!

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


Wednesday

July

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.

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

July

30

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 – 5:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Wednesday

July

30

Auto WeekAuto Week – July 28-Aug 3

Put the pedal to the metal in this exploration into the fascinating world of cars. Explore the inner workings of a combustion engine, check out real vehicles on display, and even build a car of your own using materials ranging from wood to pasta!

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


Wednesday

July

30

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, July 30th 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

July

30

LinocutLinocut Stamp Making

Using linocut tools and a reclaimed piece of linoleum, you'll create your own custom stamp block. Then, you'll use your custom stamp block to imprint stationery, apparel, or anything else you'd like to personalize!

Time: 6:00pm
Ages: 8 and up only (class uses sharp tools)
Cost: $3 members, $3 nonmembers (does not include museum admission)
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Thursday

July

31

Auto WeekAuto Week – July 28-Aug 3

Put the pedal to the metal in this exploration into the fascinating world of cars. Explore the inner workings of a combustion engine, check out real vehicles on display, and even build a car of your own using materials ranging from wood to pasta!

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


Friday

Aug

1

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


Friday

Aug

1

Auto WeekAuto Week – July 28-Aug 3

Put the pedal to the metal in this exploration into the fascinating world of cars. Explore the inner workings of a combustion engine, check out real vehicles on display, and even build a car of your own using materials ranging from wood to pasta!

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


Saturday

Aug

2

Tool explorationTool Exploration

The Shop is where hands-on gets serious. During Tool Explorations, you'll have the chance to grab a block of wood and experiment with a variety of woodworking tools and techniques.

Times: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up


Saturday

Aug

2

Auto WeekAuto Week – July 28-Aug 3

Put the pedal to the metal in this exploration into the fascinating world of cars. Explore the inner workings of a combustion engine, check out real vehicles on display, and even build a car of your own using materials ranging from wood to pasta!

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


Sunday

Aug

3

Auto WeekAuto Week – July 28-Aug 3

Put the pedal to the metal in this exploration into the fascinating world of cars. Explore the inner workings of a combustion engine, check out real vehicles on display, and even build a car of your own using materials ranging from wood to pasta!

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


Monday

Aug

4

Superhero WeekSuperhero Week – Aug 4-8

Visit The Discovery to develop the tools and skills you'll need to save the world! Make your own superhero accessories, learn about superhero DNA, find out how some superheros get their power from nature, and more.

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


Tuesday

Aug

5

Superhero WeekSuperhero Week – Aug 4-8

Visit The Discovery to develop the tools and skills you'll need to save the world! Make your own superhero accessories, learn about superhero DNA, find out how some superheros get their power from nature, and more.

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


Wednesday

Aug

6

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

Aug

6

DIY textilesDIY Textiles

Visit The Shop to create your very own superhero mask, or let your creativity rein when you create with textiles.

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


Wednesday

Aug

6

Superhero WeekSuperhero Week – Aug 4-8

Visit The Discovery to develop the tools and skills you'll need to save the world! Make your own superhero accessories, learn about superhero DNA, find out how some superheros get their power from nature, and more.

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


Wednesday

Aug

6

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, August 6th 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

Aug

7

Superhero WeekSuperhero Week – Aug 4-8

Visit The Discovery to develop the tools and skills you'll need to save the world! Make your own superhero accessories, learn about superhero DNA, find out how some superheros get their power from nature, and more.

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


Friday

Aug

8

DIY textilesDIY Textiles

Visit The Shop to create your very own superhero mask, or let your creativity rein when you create with textiles.

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


Friday

Aug

8

Superhero WeekSuperhero Week – Aug 4-8

Visit The Discovery to develop the tools and skills you'll need to save the world! Make your own superhero accessories, learn about superhero DNA, find out how some superheros get their power from nature, and more.

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


Saturday

Aug

9

DIY textilesDIY Textiles

Visit The Shop, The Discovery's newest hands-on space, and let your creativity rein when you create with a variety of textiles.

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


Saturday

Aug

9

Stargazing WeekendStargazing Weekend – Aug 9-10

Take a glimpse into the study of the stars. Create a star map, learn about constellations, and tour the night sky from the comfort of Challenger Learning Center's portable Starlab—shows start every 45 minutes from 10:30am to 3:45pm.

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


Saturday

Aug

9

Reptiles Great & SmallReptiles 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: 11:30am 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)


Sunday

Aug

10

Stargazing WeekendStargazing Weekend – Aug 9-10

Take a glimpse into the study of the stars. Create a star map, learn about constellations, and tour the night sky from the comfort of Challenger Learning Center's portable Starlab—shows start every 45 minutes from 12:30 to 3:15pm.

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


Wednesday

Aug

13

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

Aug

13

DIY textilesDIY Textiles

Visit The Shop, The Discovery's newest hands-on space, and let your creativity rein when you create with a variety of textiles.

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


Wednesday

Aug

13

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, August 13th 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

Aug

20

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

Aug

20

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, August 20th 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

Aug

21

Educator AppreciationEducator Appreciation Night

You're invited to join fellow educators and administrators for a FREE evening of adults-only exploration, collaboration and celebration! On Thursday, August 21, The Discovery will host its 3rd annual Educator Appreciation Event, complete with food, libations, music, and an intriguing array of hands-on activities showcasing all that's new at The Discovery.

Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm
Cost: Free
Ages: Educators and administrators only (age 21+ only)


Wednesday

Aug

27

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

Aug

27

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, August 27th 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


Social Science

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


Birthday parties

Birthday parties here
aren't just fun,
they're educational!

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Enjoy free admission
and lots of other exciting
benefits, all year long.

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