Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Hours today:
9:00am–8:00pm

Museum location:
490 S. Center Street, Reno

775-786-1000
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Calendar of events
New summer hours

Tuesday

July

22

Bubble WeekBubble Week – July 21-27

Get carried up, up and away with this exploration of all things bubble! Play with dry ice bubbles, tame bubble snakes, experiment with a bubble blower, and make huge bubbles in the museum's Bubble Maker exhibit.

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


Wednesday

July

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.

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

23

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

23

Bubble WeekBubble Week – July 21-27

Get carried up, up and away with this exploration of all things bubble! Play with dry ice bubbles, tame bubble snakes, experiment with a bubble blower, and make huge bubbles in the museum's Bubble Maker exhibit.

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


Wednesday

July

23

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, July 23rd 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

23

Fairy GardenCreate a Fairy Garden

Research has shown that a carefully constructed fairy garden will not only attract fairies, but gnomes and other magical creatures as well. In this class, you'll learn the intricate art of fairy garden creation, and build your own to take home!

Time: 6:00pm
Ages: 5 and up (adult required for ages 5-7)
Cost: $5 members, $5 nonmembers (does not include museum admission)
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Thursday

July

24

Bubble WeekBubble Week – July 21-27

Get carried up, up and away with this exploration of all things bubble! Play with dry ice bubbles, tame bubble snakes, experiment with a bubble blower, and make huge bubbles in the museum's Bubble Maker exhibit.

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


Thursday

July

24

Midtown Art WalkMidtown Art Walk

The Discovery will be a stop of this year's Midtown Art Walk. In addition to planned art projects and hands-on activities, the museum will be hosting a live performance by the Reno Video Game Symphony at 6:00pm!

Time: 4:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: Free for everyone


Friday

July

25

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


Friday

July

25

Bubble WeekBubble Week – July 21-27

Get carried up, up and away with this exploration of all things bubble! Play with dry ice bubbles, tame bubble snakes, experiment with a bubble blower, and make huge bubbles in the museum's Bubble Maker exhibit.

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


Saturday

July

26

Bubble WeekBubble Week – July 21-27

Get carried up, up and away with this exploration of all things bubble! Play with dry ice bubbles, tame bubble snakes, experiment with a bubble blower, and make huge bubbles in the museum's Bubble Maker exhibit.

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


Saturday

July

26

Fairy GardenCreate a Fairy Garden

Research has shown that a carefully constructed fairy garden will not only attract fairies, but gnomes and other magical creatures as well. In this class, you'll learn the intricate art of fairy garden creation, and build your own to take home!

Time: 11:00am
Ages: 5 and up (adult required for ages 5-7)
Cost: $5 members, $5 nonmembers (does not include museum admission)
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Saturday

July

26

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


Sunday

July

27

Bubble WeekBubble Week – July 21-27

Get carried up, up and away with this exploration of all things bubble! Play with dry ice bubbles, tame bubble snakes, experiment with a bubble blower, and make huge bubbles in the museum's Bubble Maker exhibit.

Times: 12:30 – 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

$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


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

$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


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)


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

$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 Appreciation2014 Educator Appreciation

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 its3rd annual Educator Appreciation Night 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: Adult educators and administrators 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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and lots of other exciting
benefits, all year long.

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