Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Hours today:
10:00am – 5:00pm

Museum location:
490 S. Center Street, Reno

775-786-1000
Contact us

Calendar of events

Sunday

Mar

1

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


Sunday

Mar

1

Dr. Seuss's BirthdayHappy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, take part in wacky science experiments and demonstrations inspired by the crazy antics in his whimsical books.

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


Wednesday

Mar

4

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

Mar

4

ExtremophilesExtremophiles

What's an extremophile? They're microorganisms that live in "extreme environments," such as under high pressure or temperature, or in very salty or acidic environments. Visit The Discovery to find out some of the interesting things we can learn from these extreme organisms.

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


Wednesday

Mar

4

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Saturday

Mar

7

ExtremophilesExtremophiles

What's an extremophile? They're microorganisms that live in "extreme environments," such as under high pressure or temperature, or in very salty or acidic environments. Visit The Discovery to find out some of the interesting things we can learn from these extreme organisms.

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


Saturday

Mar

7

Extreme ReptilesExtreme Reptiles

Learn about the 'extreme' lengths reptiles go to during times of extreme temperature or danger with local herpetological expert Dave Boland.

Two shows: 11:00am for ages 6 and under and 12:00pm for ages 7 and up.

Time: 11:00am, 12:00pm
Cost: $3 members, $3 nonmembers
Register: Use the links below or call 775-786-1000
11:00am (Ages 6 and under)     12:00pm (Ages 7 and up)


Sunday

Mar

8

ExtremophilesExtremophiles

What's an extremophile? They're microorganisms that live in "extreme environments," such as under high pressure or temperature, or in very salty or acidic environments. Visit The Discovery to find out some of the interesting things we can learn from these extreme organisms.

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


Wednesday

Mar

11

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

Mar

11

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Thursday

Mar

12

Nevada's Big GiveNevada's Big Give

Give where you live, on this single day of statewide giving. Nevada's Big Give is your chance to make a real impact by supporting supporting The Discovery's mission in our community.

To make a donation, visit The Discovery's page on Razoo, the official site for Nevada's Big Give.


Saturday

Mar

14

Celebrate StringsCelebrate Strings

Explore the museum to the sounds of the Reno Philharmonic's Celebrate Strings program. Students from the program will be performing in the museum's atrium.

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


Sunday

Mar

15

Leprechaun Race3rd Annual Leprechaun Race

Are you faster than a leprechaun? Find out at the 3rd Annual Leprechaun Race on Sunday, March 15th. This 5k run/walk will take you on a tour through the streets of the Midtown and Wells Avenue neighborhoods. The race starts and ends at The Discovery and a portion of the proceeds go the museum!

Time: 8:30am
Ages: Recommended for all ages
Register: Race178.com/LeprechaunRace


Wednesday

Mar

18

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

Mar

18

KNPB Writers ContestPBS KIDS Writers Contest

Join our friends from KNPB Channel 5 for an introduction to the PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The contest encourages children across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.

Times: 3:30 – 5:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Grades K – 3rd


Wednesday

Mar

18

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Wednesday

Mar

18

Under the Night SkyUnder the Night Sky Series

Don't miss this intriguing, four-night series with astronomy expert Tony Berendsen. You'll explore the Milky Way, explore Earth's closest star, get to know our solar system, and learn more about using telescopes.

Dates:Mar. 18, 25 and Apr. 1, 8
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $65 members, $85 nonmembers
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and up
Register: Register online or 775-786-1000


Saturday

Mar

21

KNPB Writers ContestPBS KIDS Writers Contest Workshop

Join our friends from KNPB Channel 5 for a PBS KIDS Writers Contest workshop. You'll get tips on how to write a great story, generate new story ideas, and give constructive feedback.

Times: 10:00 – 11:00am
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Grades K – 3rd


Saturday

Mar

21

Virginia FaracoVisiting Artist: Virginia Faraco

Explore wet world of watercolors with Visiting Artist Virginia Faraco. You'll create a wet-on-wet landscape while developing a new set of artistic skills. Limited to 15 participants per session.

Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up
Register: Registration is required online using the links below, or by calling 775-786-1000
11:00am – 1:00pm     2:30 – 4:30pm


Wednesday

Mar

25

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

Mar

25

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


Saturday

Mar

28

Nevada Women's ExpoNevada Women's Expo

Join The Discovery at this year's Nevada Women's Expo, our area's premier show for women of all ages and lifestyles. The Discovery is the Expo's nonprofit of choice this year, with 100% of the proceeds from VIP ticket sales benefiting the museum. For more information, click here.

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tickets: Available online at nevadawomensexpo.com


Sunday

Mar

29

Nevada Women's ExpoNevada Women's Expo

Join The Discovery at this year's Nevada Women's Expo, our area's premier show for women of all ages and lifestyles. The Discovery is the Expo's nonprofit of choice this year, with 100% of the proceeds from VIP ticket sales benefiting the museum. For more information, click here.

Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Tickets: Available online at nevadawomensexpo.com


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

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


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

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


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 admission after 4:00pm

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


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 admission after 4:00pm

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


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 admission after 4:00pm

Visit The Discovery after 4pm every Wednesday for just $4.00 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free!

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


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


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