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

Saturday

Oct

4

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

Oct

4

RocktoberRocktober

Explore the properties of various rocks and use melted crayons to make sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks of your own.

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


Sunday

Oct

5

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: 12:30 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up


Sunday

Oct

5

RocktoberRocktober

Explore the properties of various rocks and use melted crayons to make sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks of your own.

Times: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Monday

Oct

6

Special Monday HoursSpecial Monday Hours

The Discovery will be open 10:00am – 5:00pm on Monday, October 6th. Happy fall break!

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


Monday

Oct

6

Mine CubeMinecube Sculptures

Visit The Shop to put your Minecraft® skills to work when you create unique sculptures using simple, colored blocks. What you create is yours to keep!

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


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.

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

Oct

8

Mine CubeMinecube Sculptures

Visit The Shop to put your Minecraft® skills to work when you create unique sculptures using simple, colored blocks. What you create is yours to keep!

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


Wednesday

Oct

8

Puking PumpkinPuking Pumpkins

Combine Halloween with scientific fun! Watch as ordinary household materials combine to make a spooky puking pumpkin!

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


Wednesday

Oct

8

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, October 8th 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


Friday

Oct

10

Mine CubeMinecube Sculptures

Visit The Shop to put your Minecraft® skills to work when you create unique sculptures using simple, colored blocks. What you create is yours to keep!

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


Saturday

Oct

11

Puking PumpkinPuking Pumpkins

Combine Halloween with scientific fun! Watch as ordinary household materials combine to make a spooky puking pumpkin!

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


Saturday

Oct

11

Pumpkin CarsTricked-out Pumpkin Cars

For this activity, The Shop becomes a garage! Grab a pumpkin and choose from a variety of tools and materials to design and build your own pumpkin car! Limited to 15 participants

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $6 members, $12 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Saturday

Oct

11

Mine CubeMinecube Sculptures

Visit The Shop to put your Minecraft® skills to work when you create unique sculptures using simple, colored blocks. What you create is yours to keep!

Times: 1:30 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Sunday

Oct

12

Pumpkin CarsTricked-out Pumpkin Cars

For this activity, The Shop becomes a garage! Grab a pumpkin and choose from a variety of tools and materials to design and build your own pumpkin car! Limited to 15 participants

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


Sunday

Oct

12

Puking PumpkinPuking Pumpkins

Combine Halloween with scientific fun! Watch as ordinary household materials combine to make a spooky puking pumpkin!

Times: 1:00 – 4:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


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.

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

Oct

15

Mine CubeMinecube Sculptures

Visit The Shop to put your Minecraft® skills to work when you create unique sculptures using simple, colored blocks. What you create is yours to keep!

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


Wednesday

Oct

15

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, October 15th 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

Oct

15

Pumpkin CarsTricked-out Pumpkin Cars

For this activity, The Shop becomes a garage! Grab a pumpkin and choose from a variety of tools and materials to design and build your own pumpkin car! Limited to 15 participants

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


Friday

Oct

17

Mine CubeMinecube Sculptures

Visit The Shop to put your Minecraft® skills to work when you create unique sculptures using simple, colored blocks. What you create is yours to keep!

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


Saturday

Oct

18

Mine CubeMinecube Sculptures

Visit The Shop to put your Minecraft® skills to work when you create unique sculptures using simple, colored blocks. What you create is yours to keep!

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


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.

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

Oct

22

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, October 22nd 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

Oct

25

Halloween4th Annual Trick or Treat

Celebrate Halloween the fun and educational way at The Discovery's 4th Annual Trick or Treat! Visit the museum in costume and trick or treat from gallery to gallery on Saturday, October 25th. There'll be clever Halloween-themed art projects, spooky science demos and treats for everyone!

Time: 5:30 – 9:30pm (Members-only 5:30 – 6:30pm)
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.

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

Oct

29

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, October 29th 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


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 fundraiser. 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


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Chemistry of the Cocktail

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