NileGuide Expert Says:
Tons of fun for children of all ages.
490 S. Center Street
Reno, NV 89501
tel: (775) 786-1000
NileGuide Expert tip:
The admission price is only $8.
The Nevada Discovery Museum is so much more than just a fun trip through the history and geography of Nevada. At this brand-new museum, children can visit a Native American tule house, learn about the early Pioneers, work on their own farm or ranch and study archeology. They can also climb around on a three-story-tall cloud climbing structure, get wet while learning about local water resources, or build structures and art while learning more about Leonardo Da Vinci.
Older children can visit the Under the Stars exhibit where they can go fishing, go on a camping trip and meet Northern Nevada's wildlife. There is also an area for babies and toddlers with a tree house and slide, a mine elevator and tunnel and a place for nursing mothers.
The Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday, Noon-5:00 pm. Daily admission is $8 and children under 1 year are free. There is a members program as well as art, history and science classes, birthday party options and corporate and special events. The museum store offers an excellent selection of educational toys, books and puzzles.