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

Wednesday

Sept

24

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

Sept

24

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 the next big thing!

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


Wednesday

Sept

24

Children's DayChildren's Day 2014

Join The Children's Cabinet for a day meant to encourage community activities that instill in each child a sense of self-respect and individual significance within his or her family, community and world.

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


Wednesday

Sept

24

Science of the SeasonsScience of the Seasons

Visit the museum to explore the science of seasonal change, make your own weather, and learn how the water cycle affects the change of the seasons.

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


Wednesday

Sept

24

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, September 24th 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

Sept

25

ConKerr CancerA Case for Smiles

Join ConKerr Cancer in their mission to brighten the lives of sick children in hospitals through homemade pillowcases. Learn to cut and sew a pillowcase to be donated to a local cancer ward.

Times: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: Free with museum admission
Ages: Recommended for ages 9 and up


Saturday

Sept

27

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 the next big thing!

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


Saturday

Sept

27

Science of the SeasonsScience of the Seasons

Visit the museum to explore the science of seasonal change, make your own weather, and learn how the water cycle affects the change of the seasons.

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


Saturday

Sept

27

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)


Sunday

Sept

28

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


Wednesday

Sept

28

Science of the SeasonsScience of the Seasons

Visit the museum to explore the science of seasonal change, make your own weather, and learn how the water cycle affects the change of the seasons.

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


Wednesday

Oct

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.

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

1

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

Visit The Discovery after 4pm on Wednesday, October 1st 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


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® skill 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® skill 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

$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

8

Mine CubeMinecube Sculptures

Visit The Shop to put your Minecraft® skill 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

Mine CubeMinecube Sculptures

Visit The Shop to put your Minecraft® skill 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


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® skill 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


Friday

Oct

17

Mine CubeMinecube Sculptures

Visit The Shop to put your Minecraft® skill 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® skill 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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through 7th grade!

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Chemistry of the Cocktail

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