Desert Research Institute (DRI) Open House—Wednesday, May 15

May Science Be With You

“This open house is part of a week-long celebration of science and technology in Northern Nevada. Celebrate DRI’s 60th anniversary at this FREE community event for science enthusiasts of all ages!

Wednesday, May 15 (4-8 PM)
2215 Raggio Pkwy., Reno, NV

Join DRI for our first “May Science Be With You” Open House at our Reno campus!


David West Reynolds, PhD, Star Wars Archaeologist Dr. West Reynolds is an archaeologist, space exploration expert, and New York Times bestselling Star Wars author. Among many other explorations and projects, he led the excavation of the lost Star Wars desert filming locations in Tunisia. At “May Science Be With You,” he’ll take guests behind the science of classic Star Wars films and screen his documentary, Journey to Tataouine.

The event will feature DRI lab tours, hands-on activities with DRI faculty, science exhibits, food trucks, Star Wars characters, and Star Wars celebrity David West Reynolds, New York Times #1 best-selling author and Star Wars archaeologist who will share his documentary “Journey to Tataouine.” This event will also showcase participants in the Nevada K-12 STEM Challenge. Science enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend.

This event is part of the first-ever Northern Nevada Science and Technology Festival, created by DRI and the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. Learn more about the week-long celebration of science at”

Download the event flier here.

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