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The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
+1 775-786-1000
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Such interesting things for the Kids to do!

It's amazing the variety of activities for kids from very young up to teenagers (and adults) with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
arkndar
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Carson City, Nevada
Perfect Place for Kids

Absolutely loved our time here and so glad our hotel was just a ten minute walk away. Our 3 & 5... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jenccamacho
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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The Discovery is a 67,000 square-foot, hands-on science and technology museum presenting interactive exhibits & temporary exhibitions.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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"all ages"
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"climbing structure"
in 12 reviews
"interactive displays"
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"t rex"
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"great for kids"
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"water play area"
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"build your own"
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"jungle gym"
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"older kids"
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"fun climbing"
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"great learning"
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"arts and crafts"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's amazing the variety of activities for kids from very young up to teenagers (and adults) with the scientific exhibits, interactive things to do.

Thank arkndar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our time here and so glad our hotel was just a ten minute walk away. Our 3 & 5 year olds didn’t want to leave!

Thank jenccamacho
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an adult looking for something to do, I found that this place is geared for kids. There are a lot of hands on displays and activities. I felt out place, but I did enjoy the puzzle room.

Thank Glen N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I come to Reno with my grandkids, we go to The Discovery. It has something for everyone - kids and adults. I love to visit and see what is new.

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

So much to see and do. There are several different rooms with several different activities; enough to keep children entertained for several hours.

Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Sue the best tyrannosaurus rex in existence. Actually looks a lot like me in the morning but I digress. They have a kids climbing thing that is unimaginable but fun to watch. So many interactive things for kids to do. Just great.

Thank RAF37621
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Patrick T, Manager at The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks for your review RAF37621. We're glad you got to meet Sue and that you enjoyed The Discovery.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We try and come here each time we visit Lake Tahoe. It is worth the drive, the staff is always so friendly, and it is just fun. It does not matter if your 2 or 50. There is something to see and do. Living in...More

Thank comp788
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Patrick T, Manager at The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks for your review comp788. We're happy to hear that you enjoy your visits to The Discovery!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

WE have been there twice with our son's and families. Very educational and entertaining for the kids.

Thank HAPIII
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This was our first time to Reno with our kids and we decided to stop here first being they are affiliated with other museums and discount your fee based on membership. The museum is huge, multi-floor, rooms separated by subject. They have a dinosaur as...More

Thank SecretBeer
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We took our 3 grandchildren ages 13, 7 and 6. We ended up spending 5 hours there. There is literally something for everyone. My lityle one spend most if her time on the lower level playing at the eater feature, climbing the tower, playing in...More

Thank Cynthia P
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Susan C
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
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
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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