Explore the Sun-day

Presented by Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, W. M Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum, UNR Museum of Natural History

Explore the sun – our star – and tour three extraordinary University of Nevada, Reno museums on this one special day!

“Migrate” to UNR’s Museum of Natural History to discover the incredible diversity of life made possible by the light from our sun! See the Keck Museum’s world-class minerals—combinations of elements forged in the heart of stars. And experience FREE Planetarium shows in the world’s largest Sun Dome “Star Theater” at the Fleischmann Planetarium. And, check out solar telescopes available throughout the event (weather permitting).

Parking: Free parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Garage (behind the Planetarium) or in the Gateway Parking Complex (corner of E. 9th and Lake streets).

Date & Time

Sunday, April 23, 2023
1:00 – 4:00pm


Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center

W.M. Keck Earth Science & Mineral Museum

UNR Museum of Natural History

1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557


All ages




Advance registration is not required.

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The Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival is a week-long community celebration of the innovation happening in our region. The festival will inspire and connect our community with the power of science and technology through hands-on school programs as well as a series of free, family-friendly events hosted by well-known formal and informal educational organizations throughout Northern Nevada.