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Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
+1 775-786-1000
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Enjoyable at any age

My boyfriend and I came here for an anniversary date way back in November, and I had been once or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cira C
Fun for all ages

Very impressed with the facility. We took a 3 and 6 year old there. Yes it's crowded but that is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sunnski
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
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+1 775-786-1000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I came here for an anniversary date way back in November, and I had been once or twice before that. Even though people think this museum is only for children, this is not the case! I think it is a really fun...More

Thank Cira C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressed with the facility. We took a 3 and 6 year old there. Yes it's crowded but that is what you would expect. Great river with locks etc on the main floor along with a climbing tree. Wandered through all the rooms and we...More

Thank sunnski
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The discovery museum is definitly worth a visit. Theres plenty here to see and do, especially for small children to teens. As an adult I sometimes felt out of place between al the kids there. Still as an adult theres plenty to see.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This museum has a lot to offer all ages. Although it is geared towards youth, the adults in our school group always learn something and love interacting with the exhibits as much as the students. We were lucky to visit when the Monster Fish display...More

Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We take our Grand-kids here whenever they are in town for a while. Lots to do and they are always fascinated. A very nice gift shop, too.

Thank John L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

we went during the day so it wasnt very busy and much more enjoyable. my children got to do everything. they had a great time

Thank E6655VMmelissam
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a wonderful place to bring school classes for field trips or individuals for family activities. I have brought multiple classes of all ages and have done an overnight teen event too. Everyone has wanted to go back for more!!

Thank Diane L
PatrickTu, Manager at Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Diane, thank you for your review of The Discovery. We're so pleased to hear that you continue to find the museum a valuable resource!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very good place to spend a few hours with your kids, they have a variety of rooms and interactive displays to keep them interested. My kids are 4 & 6 years old, and they both had a great time, their favorite item was the cloud...More

Thank Keith U
Reviewed 17 March 2017

That's the way my grandson pronounced it at age 3 when we first took him to the Discovery Museum. Of course, we made him say it over and over. He loved the activities from day 1. Now at 5 he won't say it that cute...More

2  Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Kids always enjoy the discovery museum experience, be prepared to stay for a couple hours. Grand parent memberships available.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Susan C
How long should I plan to stay with my 5 and 7 year old granddaughters?
3 July 2016|
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Response from Pammi K | Reviewed this property |
3 hours will be more than enough.
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Cierra_rachelle
Would it be worth going just my husband and I? Interesting enough for adults? Or more of a family deal?
9 November 2015|
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Response from PatrickTu | Property representative |
Hello Rachelle. The Discovery is a family-oriented museum, but I think that you'll find that there's something for everyone. If you plan to visit after Saturday, November 14, we'll also have a brand new traveling exhibition... More
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Erffa
Would it be worth taking a 9month old here?
22 August 2015|
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Response from Patrick T | Property representative |
Hello Erffa. Your 9-month-old will definitely enjoy The Discovery. We have a gallery entitled Little Discoveries design specifically for early learners, so you'll certainly want to check that out.
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