Put it on your list right now of places to see when visiting Las Vegas because this children’s museum is phenomenal! The brand new Discovery Children’s Museum is a must-see on your next trip to Las Vegas.
Re-opened at The Smith Center in Downtown Las Vegas, the Discovery Children’s Museum now has over 23,000 square feet of space and three floors full of exhibits that will keep little ones up to the early ‘tweens engaged for hours.
It will take several trips a year to keep up with all the amazing, hands-on and educational fun offered at the museum. Keep in mind these tips:
- Water World is one of the first exhibits. Your children will get wet. If they are anything like mine, they will submerge themselves fully in as much water as possible. Try to avoid until the end, or bring a change of clothes. The parkas provided are cute and useful to those who only proceed with caution.
- No food or drink is allowed inside the museum. There are table and chairs provided before the entrance, but there are not any places to buy food. Make sure to bring sack lunches or snacks to tide little ones over.
Mission Statement of the Discovery Museum
The mission of Discovery Children’s Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and cultrally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning.
The campus of The Smith Center and Symphony Park, where the Discovery Museum is now located, is inspirmission of Discovery Children’s Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and cultrally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning.ing in itself. Upon walking through the animated entrance, you are certain the mission statement has been achieved. Take a look at some video of the new Water World, Eco City and Young At Art exhibits.
Young At Art
I was given four passes to explore the museum with my children following my media tour. I brought my 2-year-old twins, and they loved it. I couldn’t get them out of there, or keep up with them. So many things for them to see and do.
General Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9am-4pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 12pm-5pm Closed Monday, except most school holidays. Summer Hours: June 1-September 3 Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 12pm-5pm Admission Rates: $12 per person all ages Children under 1 are free Membership Packages are also available.