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The Discovery’s 10th Anniversary

The Discovery officially opened to the public on Saturday, September 10, 2011. Since that day, the museum has inspired more than 1.3 million visitors from our region and around the world. We invite you to help celebrate The Discovery’s 10th anniversary and the impact the museum has made.


The Discovery 10th Anniversary Fundraiser

10th Anniversary Fundraiser

Philanthropic support made The Discovery a reality in 2011, and it’s what helps the museum continue to grow and serve our community today. Please show your support for the museum you love by making a donation to help us reach our $100,000 goal.

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10th Anniversary Commemorative T-shirt

Limited Edition T-shirt

Show your Discovery pride with a commemorative 10th Anniversary t-shirt, available in adult and children’s sizes. Your purchase helps support The Discovery’s mission to inspire by being the place to experience science.

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Energy/Energía Exhibition Rendering

Energy/Energía Exhibition

Scheduled to open spring 2022, Energy/Energía will showcase innovation happening here in Northern Nevada, like that of Tesla, through hands-on exhibits that explore foundational energy concepts and cutting-edge energy solutions.

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2022 Featured Exhibition

Hanging Around, Fall 2022

Details are still being finalized, but The Discovery will host its next featured exhibition in late 2022. We can’t reveal any specifics just yet, but there’s a chance the exhibition will include some of the cutest, cuddliest creatures Northern Nevada has ever seen!


The Discovery is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID #61-1474845). The museum relies on admissions, memberships and donations to continue our educational mission, programs and exhibitions.