Discovery Children’s Museum

Las Vegas, Nevada

About

Prior to opening its doors in a new location at Symphony Park and with a new name, the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum was located in the historic Cultural Corridor in Downtown Las Vegas. The museum’s co-founders, Robin Greenspun and Mark Tratos, arranged a partnership between the Junior League of Las Vegas and the Allied Arts Council founding a private, nonprofit educational institution in 1984. A bond issue authorizing the building of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library and Discovery Museum in 1985 gave the museum a permanent home, which opened its doors to the public on September 9, 1990.

What to expect

The mission of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning.

Tours / Technology

Groups are welcome; there is no use of mobile technology in the museum (most children’s museums use a “hands-on” experience).


Collection highlight

The giant pirate ship is a huge hit for must kids!


Accessibility

$12.00 for ages 1 to 99 Free: Members and children younger than one year old; adults 100+ years old; Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult; 18 years or older. Adults are welcome without a child, however we just ask they leave their license/ID with Admissions during their visit. FREE accessible parking.

Accreditation

None noted

 

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