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

Thursday

Oct

23

Coaster scienceCoaster Science

Roller coasters provide great thrills, but how? Visit The Discovery to explore the physics that make roller coasters go, and build and test your own marble coaster.

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


Friday

Oct

24

Coaster scienceCoaster Science

Roller coasters provide great thrills, but how? Visit The Discovery to explore the physics that make roller coasters go, and build and test your own marble coaster.

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


Saturday

Oct

25

DissectathonDissectathon

Watch closely and take good notes as the museum's educators dissect frogs, cow eyeballs, flowers, and other things, right before your very eyes!

Times: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for all ages


Saturday

Oct

25

Fashion Show & PartyFashion Show & Party

You're invited to join Dillard's and The Discovery for the 2014 Fashion Challenge Fashion Show & Party. Enjoya catwalk fashion show filled with the latest trends and find out which entries from this year's Fashion Challenge will be taking home the prizes!

Time: 1:00pm
Location: Dillard's, 13933 S. Virginia St., Reno
Cost: Free


Saturday

Oct

25

Early ClosureMuseum Closing Early

On Saturday, October 25th The Discovery will close at 3:00pm to prepare for our 4th Annual Trick or Treat event.

Time: 3:00pm
Cost: Members free, nonmembers $8


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

Sunday

Oct

26

DissectathonDissectathon

Watch closely and take good notes as the museum's educators dissect frogs, cow eyeballs, flowers, and other things, right before your very eyes!

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


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

DissectathonDissectathon

Watch closely and take good notes as the museum's educators dissect frogs, cow eyeballs, flowers, and other things, right before your very eyes!

Times: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up


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


Saturday

Nov

1

CalacasDay of the Dead Calacas

Explore the Mexican tradition of the Dia de los Muertos festival when you make your own calacas, or skull, in a miniature shadow box.

Time: 12:30am – 2:30pm
Cost: $5 members, $11 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Saturday

Nov

1

Felt zombiesFelt Zombies

Use felt, glue and markers to make your very own fuzzy undead friend.

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


Saturday

Nov

1

Zombie NationZombie Nation

Zombies have captured the hearts, minds, and imaginations of people around the globe. But where does the zombie mythos come from? Should we really be preparing for battles with the undead? Join TMCC's Dr. Christine Boston and Dr. Lance Bowen as they explore the cultural significance and biological realities (or lack thereof) of zombies.

Time: 1:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and up


Sunday

Nov

2

Felt zombiesFelt Zombies

Use felt, glue and markers to make your very own fuzzy undead friend.

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


Sunday

Nov

2

CalacasDay of the Dead Calacas

Explore the Mexican tradition of the Dia de los Muertos festival when you make your own calacas, or skull, in a miniature shadow box.

Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm
Cost: $5 members, $11 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


Wednesday

Nov

5

CalacasDay of the Dead Calacas

Explore the Mexican tradition of the Dia de los Muertos festival when you make your own calacas, or skull, in a miniature shadow box.

Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm
Cost: $5 members, $11 nonmembers (includes all-day museum admission)
Ages: Recommended for ages 6 and up
Register: Register online or call 775-786-1000


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


Seasonal camps

Register today
for Fall break
camps for kids
in Kindergarten
through 7th grade!

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Trick or Treat

Join us for some spooktacular
Halloween fun at the museum!
Saturday, October 25


Chemistry of the Cocktail

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