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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 1.7 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.


Energy/Energía Exhibition Rendering

Energy/Energía Exhibition

Now open, Energy/Energía showcases 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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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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Survival of the Slowest - Sloth

Survival of the Slowest

The Discovery is excited to announce that this Fall, the museum will host its next featured exhibition! Survival of the Slowest explores the often-overlooked species that have used their disadvantages to help them survive—and even thrive—in a world where large, strong, and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain.

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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.