The Discovery

Reno, NV

Where are we going?

The Discovery
490 S Center St
NV 89501


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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10

Children: $10

Discount: $7 veterans and active military

Free Under: 1 year

Family Deals: Annual memberships start at $85/year - free admission


Need a little extra help?

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


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


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. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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