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The Discovery Reopening
Open to the public Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
The Discovery is currently open to the public on Wednesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm and 4:00 – 7:00pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00am – 5:00pm. Museum capacity is limited and advance tickets are required.
Reduced museum capacity In accordance with current State of Nevada guidelines, total museum capacity is currently limited to 100 visitors at any given time.
Face coverings required All museum visitors ages 5 and older are required to wear face covering over their nose and mouth at all times while in the museum.
Cleaning and sanitizing Museum staff will be frequently cleaning and sanitizing the museum throughout the day. Exhibitions may be closed on a rotating schedule for deep cleaning and sanitizing. Some exhibits may not be available due to sanitization limitations.
To continue to deliver the museum’s mission, and serve the needs of our community during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Discovery has launched a new Hybrid & Distance Learning Support program designed to serve the educational needs of families with students on hybrid schedules and in distance learning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to commonly asked questions in the list below. Still have a question? Feel free to contact us online.
Will my membership be extended due to the museum’s temporary closure?
All members whose membership expiration date is between March 17, 2020 and December 31, 2020 will receive a 7-month extension of their membership. For example, a membership with an expiration date of November 30, 2020 will now be valid through June 30, 2021. For more information, click here.
How can I help make sure The Discovery stays open?
Philanthropic support remains crucial to the financial stability of our young organization. Please consider making a donation to help The Discovery survive this crisis.
I have a question. How should I contact the museum?
Due to recent financial challenges caused by the pandemic, the museum's staff has been significantly reduced. The best way to contact The Discovery is via our website. Your patience is appreciated.