Discovery Museum Hours

closed monday
Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm - 4:30pm
saturday & sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Holiday schedule April 14-19
crafts, planetarium,
and family features each day 

Closed April 20 for EaSTER

field trips available monday-Friday


Sacramento Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

Powerhouse Science Center

future home of the

Discovery Museum Science & Space Center


Due to the demands of a community eager to learn about new science technologies and methodologies, the Discovery Museum is transitioning to a new facility located in the historic PG&E Power Station on the Sacramento River.  


altThe Vision

The Powerhouse Science Center will be the premier science & space learning center serving Northern California.  It will serve as a model for 21st-century experiential education in science, math, technology, engineering, and space - and an exemplary "green" building that serves as an environmental teaching lab.



altThe Site Plan

Located on the Sacramento River in the River District, the historic PG&E Power Station is the first-choice location because the Power Station's position on the riverfront is highly visible, creating greater awareness of the Center. Click here to see the Site Map.




altThe Promise

The Powerhouse Science Center will feature generous exhibit space for current and traveling exhibits as well as a newly expanded and updated Planetarium & Challenger Learning Center.  Movies, laser shows, and astronomy programs, a cafe with outdoor seating, and more will be part of the Powerhouse Science Center.



Visit us at to learn more about the project.