Discovery Museum Hours

Summer SCHEDULE
Open Everyday
Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
PLANETARIUM SHOWs
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS
& Some Holidays

Winter Schedule starts Tuesday, September 1
Tuesday-Friday  Noon - 4:30PM
Saturday-Sunday  10AM - 4:30PM
CLosed on Mondays

 
field trips available monday-FridaY
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Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

Invertebrates

 

 

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African Walkingsticks are amazing critters that specialize in camouflage.  Many visitors stare into the enclosure not knowing that the “sticks” they are seeing are actually the insects.

 

 

 

 

 

altHissing Cockroaches are natives to the island of Madagascar.  Our colony has been at the museum for over ten years.  You can see the cockroaches in their different life stages and sometimes hear one hiss!

 

 

 

altThe Cherry Shrimp tank came to the museum in 2013.  These small invertebrates live in freshwater and can be seen peddling around the tank looking for food.  We had our first babies born in July 2013, which is a sign of a healthy colony.