Prior to opening its doors in a new location – Symphony Park and with a new name - 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.
Over the years, the museum developed into a critical community asset that complemented and enhanced the educational experience of the children living in Southern Nevada and was regularly recognized for award-winning exhibits and programs. More than 2.1 million children and adults visited the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum.
Realizing a years-long relocation plan, the new museum is set to open in early 2013 in the Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center adjacent to The Smith Center in Symphony Park. Much more than just the relocation of the current museum, the new museum helps redefine Las Vegas as a city that values culture and the arts, an urban lifestyle and, most importantly, its children. Three-stories tall in stature, the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum 58,000-square-foot building will be home to nine-themed exhibition halls totaling 26,000 square feet of interactive hands-on core exhibits. The 5,000 square foot Featured Exhibitions Gallery will be large enough to accommodate major exhibits from the nation’s leading museums. The new location will be a safe, easily accessible, family-oriented and energetic educational destination that will offer visitors extraordinary learning experiences and enhanced school, public and extended programs.
The Summit is a 70-foot tower that encompasses 2,200 square feet and ascends all three floors of the museum and pinches through the roof. Featuring interactive science exhibits as well as sliding and climbing strutures, the Summit is an experiencee that is both intellectually as well as physically engaging for visitors.
On each of it's 13 levels, visitors interact adn experiment w/ exhibits that highlight the connections between scientific concepts and real-life applications. Each level contains hands-on components that facilitate exploration of different science strands.
From a lifting car with a giant lever to taking in the amazing view at the roof, visitors experience science in a unique way. Reaching the top of the Sumit is a reward in itself!Young at Art
Where imaginations run wild.Patents Pending
Calling all Scientists and InventorsEco City
Sustainability meets Eco-FriendlyFantasy Festival
All the World's a StageSolve It! Mystery Town
Young Minds InvestigateWater World
Discover the Movement and PowerIt's Your Choice
Building a Healthy LifestyleToddler Town
Big Fun for the Wee OnesCheck Site For Current Traveling Exhibit
September through May
Tuesday- Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays from September (after Labor Day) through May
except during select holidays.
The Museum is closed on the following days:
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Eve
• Christmas Day
• New Year’s Day
$12.00 for ages 1 to 99
Free for 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 not permitted without a child.
Accepted forms of payment: Cash, Visa, American Express, Discover and MasterCard. Payment by check is permitted only for group or membership payment.