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On Saturday, July 11th, The Discovery officially unveiled the first major addition to the museum since opening the doors in 2011. Dawn Wells, chair of the Terry Lee Wells Foundation, and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve joined Mat Sinclair, The Discovery’s Executive Director, to cut the ribbon and officially welcome the community into the new gallery entitled Inside Out: an Anatomy Experience.
Inside Out: an Anatomy Experience, a 2,500 square foot, $1.3 million gallery focused on human anatomy and health sciences, serves as an example of how future additions and changes to The Discovery will offer deeper, richer content typically found in science centers. This new model is designed to engage a wider audience, offering learning experiences for all ages—children to adults.
Inside Out feature 47 hands-on and digital experiences and covers topics ranging from the skeletal system, circulatory system, nervous system, brain function, and many other common and lesser-known details about how the human body works. By working with corporate sponsors such as Reno Orthopaedic Clinic, Carson Tahoe Health and Renown, and other experts in the healthcare field like the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Inside Out provides relevant, in-depth content that is already encouraging visitors to investigate how their body works and how to better care for it.
If you haven’t yet explored Inside Out: an Anatomy Experience, we encourage to you to see it soon. Your discoveries are certain to surprise you, your knowledge will empower you, and your visit will inspire you to further explore what makes us human.
Major support for Inside Out: an Anatomy Experience provided by The Frank M. & Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation, Terry Lee Wells Foundation, Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation, Dorothy Towne Foundation, Reno Orthopaedic Clinic, Carson Tahoe Health, Renown Health, Anonymous, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Ranson & Norma Webster Family, Monica and Joe Brandl, E.L. Cord Foundation, Understand.com, Upland Contractors, Community Foundation of Western Nevada, Alliance with the Washoe County Medical Society and Associated Anesthesiologists.