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Reno Aces ‘discover’ new museum
by Tribune Staff
Aug 03, 2011 | 628 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO — The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum will partner with the Reno Aces on Sunday for “Discovery Day” at the ballpark. The ballpark will take on a unique “Gilligan’s Island” theme in honor of Terry Lee Wells Foundation chairman, Dawn Wells.

Wells, also known as Mary Ann Summers on the popular 1960s television comedy “Gilligan’s Island,” will be outside the main entrance of the ballpark to greet fans, take pictures and sign autographs beginning at 5 p.m. Discovery ticket packages, which are available for general admission and outfield reserved seating, include a commemorative T-shirt and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Discovery. Packages can be purchased by visiting or by calling the box office at 334-3700 and mentioning special offer code “Discovery.”

The Aces game will be filled with events related to the Discovery museum and its scheduled grand opening in September. Wells will team up with Aces mascot Archie to perform an on-field skit and throw out the first pitch. Additionally, themed contests will offer entertainment for parents and children alike with activities including a hula hoop contest, swim fin race and a variety of “Gilligan’s Island” trivia competitions.

At nearly 70,000 square feet, The Nevada Discovery Museum is located in the former Reno City Hall building and will serve children up to 12 years old. Each of the museum’s eight galleries contains numerous hands-on learning exhibits focused on the northern Nevada region, nature, science, art and society. Still underway is a membership campaign that will conclude upon the Discovery’s grand opening on Sept. 10. For more information, to purchase memberships or to sign up as a volunteer, visit or call 786-1000.

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