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Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

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Address: 490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501-2105
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Wonderful Discovery Museum

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jacqueline G
spring creek, nv
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spring creek, nv
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 was up and then recently with science underground and Inside Out. Who knew education could... More 

Thank Jacqueline G
Reno, Nevada, United States
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
olympia, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 review

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! More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 climber that is located in the center of the building, it's about 3 stories high;... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 16 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 but he still can't wait to go to the Museum. As he advances in age,... More 

2 Thank Sandra A
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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

Thank susanpU956FZ
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Every time we are in the vicinity, this is our must go spot! Our kids (9, 6, and 5) absolutely LOVE this place! Entrance fees are very reasonable and your admission gives you in and out privileges all day. Military/veteran discounts, too! The water play area is a fave so be sure to bring a change of clothes but if... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Usually, we attend here when friends or family visit. All seven of our grandchildren love the place, as do friends and other relatives. You can easily spend a day here if want to. This facility is fairly new and was originally funded by the Wells family. Besides regular visits and activities, they often have special or traveling shows and programs.... More 

Temecula, Ca.
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Where can you go when it's 20 degrees out and have as much fun with the kids as you can here. They can build, climb, create, play with other kids and they have a helpful staff to help them get it right. Even adults need help from time to time getting those projects right. I'm always amazed at how smart... More 

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