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The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum - Reno, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 39° 31.300 W 119° 48.568
11S E 258500 N 4378439
Quick Description: The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is a childrens interactive museum in downtown Reno, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2012 1:40:10 PM
Waymark Code: WME6FR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeeOCachers
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Long Description:
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is dedicated to providing innovative, interactive, trans-disciplinary exhibits and leading-edge programming in a safe, nurturing and playful environment

As northern Nevada continues to grow, the region's cultural and educational offerings must also expand in order to keep young minds thriving. The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) is designed not just to meet this need, but to raise the bar for fun, family-based learning throughout our community. The museum also aims to provoke new aspirations and collaborations among children, parents and educators. The Discovery is a place of open eyes, open minds and open horizons. A place where tomorrow's dreams win their wings.

The Discovery has a variety of hands on galleries and exhibits, including:

Nevada Stories
Nevada history is rich, diverse and fascinating. Nevada Stories brings the fascinating lifestyles of early Washoe/Shoshone/Paiute Indians, the legend of wagon trains, accounts of the Basque herders, and the legacy of the railroad out of the desert and into the hands of children. Visitors will uncover buried artifacts on an archeological dig, stock goods on a Prairie Schooner, discover Native American culture, create postcards to e-mail home, discover the minerals hidden under Nevada's landscape and work on the transcontinental railroad.

Cloud Climber
One part integral phase in the water cycle, two parts jungle gym, the Cloud Climber stretches to the highest reaches of the museum with its many levels, challenging visitors to reach and climb, take risks, create their own adventures, blaze a trail, be brave, feel competent, have fun, and learn about the environment.

Truckee Connects
Gently flowing beneath Cloud Climber, Truckee Connects meanders through as a working representation of the Truckee River watershed from the chilly depths of Lake Tahoe to the shimmering shores of Pyramid Lake. A fun and interactive opportunity to learn about the many uses of water such as recreation, irrigation, hydroelectric power, and wildlife; Truckee Connects provides opportunities to experiment with water and explore many of its properties.

Build It!
From roads and homes to schools and businesses, building and construction are a constant part of everyone's life. Build It! puts children in the heart of it all as they explore the entire process from drafting plans to choosing building materials and working toward energy conservation. Build It! also brings Nevada's vast solar and geothermal energy resources indoors and puts their power into the hands of young people.

Da Vinci's Corner
Da Vinci's Corner explores the engaging world found at the intersection of art, science and fun. This innovative gallery invites children from one to 100 to participate in hands-on experiments and discover the unnoticed fascinations of everyday life that so inspired Leonardo da Vinci. With constant art projects and science demonstrations housed in a warm, inviting, colorful space, the distinct hum of learning and understanding emanates from Da Vinci's Corner and can be heard throughout the museum.

Little Discoveries
The museum's youngest children are sometimes the most vulnerable, but they also have the fastest growing minds. Little Discoveries is a special place for these visitors, where they can roll and creep, sit and stand, look and feel, pile and build, experience and pretend, and explore and discover. Luscious with textures, with light filtering through an overhead canopy in surprising ways, the environment inspires infants and toddlers to learn and explore while providing caregivers peace of mind and a quiet place to relax.

Under the Stars
Nevada's tradition of outdoor adventure is available all year long in Under the Stars. When guests enter this gallery they feel like they've stepped outdoors. They're greeted by the sounds of nature and changing light treatment that takes them from day to night and back again. A tent and a vast cave set the stage for exploration of the natural history of the state and how to enjoy it. There's also fishing for Cui-Ui and Lahontan Cut Throat Trout.

Spark!Lab Smithsonian
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is proud to be home to the very first Spark!Lab outside the Smithsonian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Invention is a process, from creative ideas all the way to successful marketing, and Spark!Lab Smithsonian uses fun activities to help kids and families learn about the history and process of invention. You can play games, conduct science experiments, explore inventors’ notebooks, and even invent!
Website: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
490 South Center Street
Reno, UT USA
89501


Phone #: 775-786-1000

Directions:
From I-80 East Exit at N. Sierra Street (Exit 13) and turn right, heading south. Drive approximately 1 mile and turn left on Liberty Street, heading east. Drive three blocks and turn right, heading south, on Sinclair Street. Enter parking lot immediately on the right. From I-80 West Exit at N. Virginia Street (Exit 13) and proceed to N. Sierra Street. Turn left on N. Sierra, heading south. Drive approximately 1 mile and turn left on Liberty Street, heading east. Drive three blocks and turn right, heading south, on Sinclair Street. Enter parking lot immediately on the right. From Hwy 395 North Exit at Mill Street (Exit 66) and turn left, heading west. Drive approximately .5 miles and make a slight left turn onto Ryland Street. After approximately .5 miles, make a slight left turn onto E. Liberty Street. After .2 miles, turn left on Sinclair Street, heading south. Enter parking lot immediately on the right. From Hwy 395 South Exit at Mill Street (Exit 66) and turn right, heading west. Drive approximately .5 miles and make a slight left turn onto Ryland Street. After approximately .5 miles, make a slight left turn onto E. Liberty Street. After .2 miles, turn left on Sinclair Street, heading south. Enter parking lot immediately on the right.


Parking Coordinates: N 39° 31.326 W 119° 48.570

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm Sunday, Noon-5:00 pm


Focus of Museum: Inspire curiosity, creativity and the joy of lifelong learning

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