Prepared To Be Puzzled

Mister E. and the Mindbender Society invite you to enter the wonderfully puzzling Mindbender Mansion, opening at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) in downtown Reno in February 2019. Mindbender Mansionis a large-scale and eclectic exhibition filled with puzzles, brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem-solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.

Adults and children alike will enjoy exercising their minds as they attempt to master each of the 40 individual brain teasers and five group activities in this unconventional exhibition at The Discovery. Visitors will be greeted by the wacky Mr. E., master brainteaser and puzzler extraordinaire, and current curator of the Mindbender Society. He will explain the mysteries of Mindbender Mansion and how to become a member of the eccentric Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords found throughout the rooms of the exhibition. Upon completing each of the select brainteasers and group challenges, visitors will have gathered the necessary clues and secret passwords to become a member of the Mindbender Society and add their portrait to the “Wall of Fame.”

So warm up your brain and make plans to visit The Discovery. The challenges begin the minute you enter the mansion. Mindbender Mansionopens to the public February 2 and will be on exhibit through 2019.

The Discovery is located at 490 S. Center Street in downtown Reno. Daily admission is $12 for adults, and $10 for children age 1-17 and seniors (65+). Admission on Wednesdays after 4 p.m. is just $5 per person, and the museum is open until 8 p.m.

To learn more about Mindbender Mansionand The Discovery, visit

Mindbender Mansion was produced by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Oregon. Major support for Mindbender Mansion is provided by the Charles N. Mathewson CLAT Number One, Anonymous, The Clarence & Martha Jones Family Foundation, the K&K Grimm Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, and Charlie and Margaret Burback.


By Patrick Turner,
VP of Marketing & Communications,
The Discovery