Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Hours today:
9:00am – 8:00pm

Museum location:
490 S. Center Street, Reno

775-786-1000
Contact us

Calendar of events

Wednesday

Apr

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 $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

Apr

1

Sid the Science KidSid the Science Kid

Sid has a new DVD entitled "Sid the Science Kid: Encyclopedia of Discovery" and he's bringing it to The Discovery! Register for this special event and you'll get to preview Sid's new DVD and take part in cool, hands-on science activities. Space is limited, so register today!

Times: 9:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Cost: Free (museum admission not included)
Ages: Recommended for all ages
Register: Register online or by calling 775-786-1000


Wednesday

Apr

1

Stained glassStained Glass

Use contact paper and colored tissue to create your own stained-glass window and learn how nano particles help create the colors in glass.

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


Wednesday

Apr

1

$4 admission after 4pm$4 After 4pm

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person the the museum stay open until 8:00pm! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

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


Thursday

Apr

2

Heat transferHeat transfer

If you understand the way materials look, feel and react on the macro scale, you can begin to study the nano scale also. In this hands-on activity, you'll explore materials that are good conductors or heat and how that's determined by their nano scale characteristics.

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


Friday

Apr

3

Thin filmsThin Films

In this activity, you'll create an iridescent bookmark using a super thin layer of film while exploring how nano technology can make everyday objects smaller and more effective.

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


Saturday

Apr

4

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


Saturday

Apr

4

Kinetic sandKinetic Sand

In this hands-on activity, you'll explore the differences between kinetic and regular sand and the many ways nano science continues to the creation of new materials.

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


Saturday

Apr

4

Scratch codingBehind the Game

Visit Spark!Lab Smithsonian to play and design games using Scratch, an easy-to-use coding platform created by MIT. You can also find out about The Discovery's upcoming Scratch Code Challenge where you can win cash prizes for the projects you create!

Times: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Monday

Apr

6

Monday HoursSpecial Monday Hours

The Discovery will be open 10:00am to 5:00pm on Monday, April 6th for Washoe County School District's spring break.

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


Tuesday

Apr

7

Scratch codingBehind the Game

Visit Spark!Lab Smithsonian to play and design games using Scratch, an easy-to-use coding platform created by MIT. You can also find out about The Discovery's upcoming Scratch Code Challenge where you can win cash prizes for the projects you create!

Times: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Wednesday

Apr

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 $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

Apr

8

Scratch codingBehind the Game

Visit Spark!Lab Smithsonian to play and design games using Scratch, an easy-to-use coding platform created by MIT. You can also find out about The Discovery's upcoming Scratch Code Challenge where you can win cash prizes for the projects you create!

Times: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Wednesday

Apr

8

River insectsRiver Insects

Join Trout Unlimited's Jason Barnes for an exploration into the insects the fish, birds, and other local wildlife depend on for food. You'll learn how these insects help keep our drinking water pure, and where you can go this summer to see them in action!

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


Wednesday

Apr

8

$4 admission after 4pm$4 After 4pm

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person the the museum stay open until 8:00pm! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

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


Saturday

Apr

11

Scratch codingBehind the Game

Visit Spark!Lab Smithsonian to play and design games using Scratch, an easy-to-use coding platform created by MIT. You can also find out about The Discovery's upcoming Scratch Code Challenge where you can win cash prizes for the projects you create!

Times: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up


Saturday

Apr

11

Vegetable CircusVegetable Circus: Hula Hooping

Learn the art of hooping with Vegetable Circus! A Vegetable Circus instructor will teach a variety of hula hoop moves and lead group activities. Hoops will be provided for use during the class.

Time: 11:00am
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up
Cost: $3 members, $3 nonmembers
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Saturday

Apr

11

Vegetable CircusVegetable Circus: The Art of Poi

Explore the world of circus as a Vegetable Circus instructor leads an interactive introduction to the spinning art of Poi! Materials will be provided for use at the class. Students will receive an introduction to the spinning arts and learn a variety of Poi moves.

Time: 2:00pm
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up
Cost: $3 members, $3 nonmembers
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Wednesday

Apr

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 $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

Apr

15

$4 admission after 4pm$4 After 4pm

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person the the museum stay open until 8:00pm! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

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


Saturday

Apr

18

Amerique PowellVisiting Artist: Amerique Powell

Join The Discovery's April Visiting Artist, Amerique Powell to learn an exciting painting and stencil technique you can use to create your own modern masterpieces. Limited to 15 participants per session.

Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 4 and up
Register: Registration is required online using the links below, or by calling 775-786-1000
11:15am (Ages 4-6)     12:15pm (Ages 7-10)     1:15pm (Ages 7-10)     3:15pm (Ages 11 and up)


Saturday

Apr

18

Social ScienceSocial Science: The Art of Beer

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 (I.D. required)
Tickets: Purchase online or call 775-786-1000


Wednesday

Apr

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 $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

Apr

22

$4 admission after 4pm$4 After 4pm

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person the the museum stay open until 8:00pm! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

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


Wednesday

Apr

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 $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

Apr

29

$4 admission after 4pm$4 After 4pm

Visit The Discovery after 4:00pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person the the museum stay open until 8:00pm! Children under age 1 and members are always free!

Supported in part by: Rounds Bakery

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


Saturday

July

18

Carol Foldvary-AndersonVisiting Artist:
Carol Foldvary-Anderson

Visit The Discovery to learn how to create beautiful landscape works of art using her innovative Oil Pastel Smudge technique from Visiting Artist Carol Foldvary-Anderson. 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     1:30pm     3:00pm


Seasonal camps

Register for
spring and summer
camps for kids
in kindergarten
through 7th grade!

Find out more...


Coming soon!

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


Social Science

The Fine Art of Fermentation
Saturday, April 18 · 6:00pm