A Night in the Museum Comes to the Discovery Museum

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is hosting its first

Nevada Discovery Museum

RENO, NV - The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is hosting its first 'Discovery at Night' Friday night. The camp is an overnight, educational stay at the museum for kids and chaperons. When the museum closes for the night, the adventure begins.

Participants will enjoy themed art and science activities, and then bunk down for the night in one of the museum's galleries. The 2014 theme is Space-The Fantastic Frontier!

Campers will get to explore the final frontier and beyond with hands-on activities like rocket building, a Mars Rover egg drop, do-it-yourself telescopes, a tour of the night sky from the comfort of a portable Star Lab and much more. As a part of the program, an evening snack and breakfast are included; campers will also get a commemorative patch and free admission to the museum the following day.

How it works - Groups must pre-register at nvdm.org or by calling 775-786-1000. All groups must have a minimum of 10 participants and an adult-to-youth ratio of 1:5. Cost is $40 per participant and $15 per chaperone.

· Friday-Saturday, February 21-22
· Saturday-Sunday, March 22-23
· Friday-Saturday, May 9-10
· Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18
· Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7
· Friday-Saturday, June 13-14

A special members-only camp in is scheduled for Saturday - Sunday, April 26-27. The cost is $30 per participant or chaperone. There is no minimum group size for this camp-in, but the 1:5 adult-to-youth ratio is required.

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