A local gem, the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum in Las Vegas is one of our favorite places to visit. This tri-level museum is the perfect mid-morning or afternoon adventure for the family as there is fun to be had for all ages.
We are breaking down the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum details, pros, cons, and tips for your visit so you can have the best experience!
The DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a hidden gem for families in Southern Nevada. This museum has three levels of fun for all ages and a large jungle gym “The Summit” that connects through the middle of every level. Let’s break it down.
Catered towards the younger kiddos, we’d recommend it for those under 3. Of course, the older kiddos can enjoy this area as well, but the young tots will LOVE it.
When you walk in you’re greeted by Water World which is a water play area for all ages. They have raincoats for the kids to wear and drying stations if they get a little too wet.
Toddler Town is located on the first floor and is Nevada-themed to learn about mining, state animals, and more. There is a crawl-only space for the littles and a nursing area for mamas.
They also have Fantasy World and Birthday rooms on that floor.
The second floor offers a more creative space with their Discovery Lab – they host hands-on activities there.
They also have the Eco-City where you’ll find the infamous Wells Fargo ATM, Smith’s shopping, McCarran Airport, Sunrise Hospital and more. They are kid-friendly for kids to learn how they operate and they can even play dress-up.
The third level offers even more advanced fun we recommend for school-age children and older.
There is an art room area with daily art activities, smartboard for drawing, chalk, and art.
You can also check out the Patent Pending area, where inventions can come to life, and Solve It! area allows older children to solve puzzles, historical facts, and more.
360 Promenade Place Las Vegas, NV 89106
The DISCOVERY Children’s Museum offers parking validation with your visit. Simply park in the connected parking garage (not the one across the street) and bring your ticket inside with you.
If you are unsure of which garage to park in, it is the garage to the RIGHT of the museum entrance.
*Open on Mondays when CCSD schools are closed
**Closed on the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Day
If you’re visiting the museum, please note that all visitors ages 1 and older will need to pay an admission fee.
While the pricing can get pretty expensive if you have a couple of adults and a few kiddos, you can definitely get the most out of what you pay by staying there for a couple of hours.
The pricing is as follows for all ages.
Local Admission: $12.50
General Admission: $14.50
Museum for All: $3.00
Annual Memberships: start at $85.00
If you are planning on visiting several times throughout the year, we highly recommend getting a membership. If you’re undecided, save your receipt so you can put it towards your membership at the end of your visit.
We’d recommend the memberships for any family because it just makes more sense.
With a membership, you’ll get unlimited visits, access to exclusive Members-only events, being the first to find out about and explore new exhibits, and discounts on everything from workshops and summer camps to the DISCOVERY Store – and even admission discounts to children’s museums across the country!
Tips For Your Visit
Allot 1.5 hours Minimum for Your Visit
Prepare to spend a good chunk of the day there as there is so much to do and see! We stayed and played for a couple of hours and could have stayed longer.
They offer parking validation as well during your visit. Highly recommend validating right after purchasing your ticket so you don’t forget on the way out.
Don’t leave your parking ticket in the car or you won’t be able to validate.
The museum is stroller-friendly with a large elevator to fit multiple families. You could even bring a wagon, although some spaces are smaller.
If you are a nursing mama, they do have a nursing nook tucked away on the first floor in Toddler Town.
Snacks & Drinks
Bring your own water and snacks and take a break in one of their snack/birthday rooms (1 on the first floor and two on the second floor). Of course, you’ll want to be sure that there aren’t any birthdays happening, but there are a few places to sit and enjoy a quick refuel.
They do offer snacks and goodies in their gift shop for $0.50-$3.00, but it is a little inconvenient to get to unless you purchase it when you get there.
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