The Discovery

Reno, NV

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: 490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501, USA Number: 775-786-1000 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Ever wanted to travel to the past, or climb a cloud?  Well, the Discovery Museum will allow you to!

The Discovery is a hands-on science center, designed JUST to spark your curiosity - no matter what the age!

In fact there is 67,000 sq ft of every-changing, hands-on galleries and exhibits that are focused on science, art, history, engineering, and even invention. All of these are designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and the joy of learning!

Kids and parents will discover and experience fascinating exhibitions - from space, cars, science and nature.

You can explore a cave, pitch a tent, and wade in a stream as you interact with Nevada's incredible wildlife.  You can explore the art of inventing and try and come up with your own life changing invention!  You can try your hand at building a green home with renewable energy, or splash around and get a little wet in their 80 foot long working model of the Truckee River!

For those little scientists, they can visit Little Discoveries where they can climb, explore, and work together.

The museum also feature special events which you must keen an eye out for so you don't miss them!  Love robots!?  Then Discovery After Dark is where you need to be - where you will have the change to explore an awesome variety of robotic technologies, including the funny names squiggle 'bots and Cubelets.    A great example of one of their special events.

Fancy camping but don't own a tent?  No problem!  The camp-in program is a great educational experience for schools, scouts, or just your family.  When most of the people leave, your adventure begins!

So get your discovery hat on as there is much to see and do!

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Check out membership if you love the museum, as you get FREE admission all year long!

Any top tips?


Make sure you check out the fun events that the museum put on, including overnight stays!

I'm Hungry!


There is a picnic place available if you want to bring your own packed lunch to enjoy as a family. There are also vending machines available.

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The museum is really a spectacular place for kids to come and learn about the world, nature and science. There are a number of field trips available for kids from Pre-K through to 8th grade. These programs are aligned with the state and common core standards.

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What a cool store you will experience! They have such as wide range of the smartest toys, gifts, books and will have trouble deciding what to keep for yourself and what to give to a friends!

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Speak to staff about the accessibility of the museum, or if you require any assistance.

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Baby Facilities

The lovely and calm family room is a great secluded spot for breast feeding, diaper changing, or to just enjoy a moment away from all the excitement. The family room is located downstairs, adjacent to the elevator.

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tues, & Thurs - Sat / 9am - 8pm Wed / Noon to 5pm Sun

Open year-round. Closed Mondays except Memorial Day to Labor Day

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