The Discovery is open to the public with monitored capacity to maintain social distancing. Museum hours are as follows:
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday: 10:00am – 8:00pm (Open at 9:00am for Small Wonder Wednesday) Thursday-Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00pm
*Open Mondays on National and State holidays and during Washoe County School District (WCSD) breaks.
We are excited to welcome you to the museum and want to make you aware of what you can expect when you visit:
Face coverings Per Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s mandate and current CDC guidance, face coverings are REQUIRED for all museum visitors ages 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Face covering must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times.
Advance tickets Advance tickets are NOT REQUIRED to visit the museum. Admission can be purchased at the admissions desk upon arrival at The Discovery.
Reduced capacity In accordance with current Washoe County guidelines, museum capacity is being monitored to allow for social distancing.
Cleaning and sanitizing Museum staff will be frequently cleaning and sanitizing the museum throughout the day. Museum exhibitions may be closed on a rotating schedule throughout the day for deep cleaning and sanitizing. Some exhibits may not be available due to sanitization limitations.