DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for families in southern Nevada and tourists from all over the world.
At DISCOVERY, we put children’s needs for play, exploration, inspiration, belonging, and unique learning experiences above all else. And we have been doing so for over 30 years now. OUR MISSION
Our mission is to foster a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive environment where all are invited to engage in playful and educational experiences that ignite a lifelong love of learning. OUR VISION
As a premier educational partner in the community, we will champion collaboration that inspires every child to become an innovative thinker through the joy and wonder of hands-on DISCOVERY.
DREAM: Curiosity is at the core of innovation and creative thinking. We celebrate new ideas and help children turn imagination into reality.
INCLUSIVITY: We honor the power of different perspectives from people of all abilities, backgrounds, and beliefs.
SAFETY: We take pride in providing a safe, clean, and accessible environment.
COLLABORATION: We believe our community is stronger when people connect and organizations partner together. We thoughtfully create partnerships that serve the diverse needs of our community.
VALUE: We deliver an exceptional experience families can trust, and create lasting memories for every generation.
EDUCATION: We serve the developmental needs of all children through interactive exhibits and informal learning experiences. We are committed to meeting the ever changing needs of our society.
RESPECT: We create a culture of respect by valuing human dignity and kindness.
PLAY: Play is a child’s way of learning, and laughter and happiness are essential for every child to experience.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Like the Association of Children’s Museums, we believe children’s museums are unique community institutions where…
● Children are valued citizens with the right to developmentally appropriate and high-quality learning experiences.
● Play is learning, and it is critical to the healthy social, emotional, and cognitive development of children.
● Family, culture, environment, and society are recognized as critical factors in all children’s lives to effectively serve them.
● Pursuing equity and inclusion is a best practice that reflects a commitment to serving all children and families and advancing the growth of our field.
What is your mask policy?
In accordance with Nevada Governor Sisolak’s updated directive to end the statewide mask mandate, effective immediately, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum will no longer require masks to be worn by any age group. We respect and ask others to respect the choice of visitors and employees who decide to continue wearing a mask.
Are reservations required to attend the Museum?
No, admission tickets can be purchased online or in-person at any time.
What are the hours of operation?
Tuesdays–Saturdays: 10am–5pm | Sundays: 12pm–5pm *Open on Mondays when CCSD schools are closed *Closed on the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Day
Is the Museum closed on holidays?
The Museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Day
Is there free parking?
Parking is free in the DISCOVERY parking garage. Click here on our map to make sure you're in the right place. And don't forget to bring your ticket inside the Museum with you so you can get it validated before you go! The ticket validation scanner is located at our front desk/Visitor Services area.
How much do you charge for admission?
All patrons ages 1 and up require an admission ticket for entry. The price for admission is $13.50 for local residents and $15.50 for non-residents.
Can I drop off my kids and play?
No, children must be accompanied by a parent or caretaker at all time
Do older kids need to have an adult present?
Kids older than 13 do not need to be accompanied by a parent/caretaker to play in the Museum but the adult must be in the building.
Do you offer stroller or wheelchair rentals?
We do not offer stroller rentals but we do offer a free wheelchair on a first come first serve basis.
Do you have lockers?
No, we do not have lockers.
Can I bring my dog?
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum recognizes the right of people with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals. People with service animals will be allowed full access to all areas. Service animals must be on a leash and credentialed and must be in the control of the person with a disability or his/her companion.
Do you sell food/snacks at the Museum? Can I bring my own food/snacks?
Refreshments can be purchased at our DISCOVERY Store and are permitted in designated break areas, you may also bring your own food/snacks.
What is the Museums for All Program?
Individuals with a valid EBT, SNAP, WIC card or a foster family license, qualifies for $3.00 admission up to four tickets. Out-of-state cards are accepted.