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

The Discovery Museum in the Press

Development Director Peter Willson named one of the Sacramento Business Journal's 40 Under 40: December 14, 2012. Click Here to Read the Article 

California American Water Brings Environmental Expertise as Newest Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partner: August 8, 2012 The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced that California American Water has joined the campaign to build the premier science learning center serving Northern California. Click Here to Read the Press Release

RECON Brings Regional Resources to Powerhouse Science Center: June 28, 2012 The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced that Real Estate and Construction Networking Inc. (RECON) has joined the campaign to build the premier science learning center serving Northern California. Click Here to Read the Press Release

Powerhouse Science Center Gains Another Founding Partner: April 19, 2012 Mindstorm Creative, Inc. has joined the campaign to build the Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento. Click Here to Read the Article

Local Business Leader Joins Powerhouse Development Committee: April 12, 2012 Charles Daniel has joined the effort to bring a world-class science center to Sacramento. Click Here to Read the Press Release

National Pi Day: March 14, 2012 Dr. Bekah celebrates math and explains pi with pie. Paul Robins reports. Click Here to Watch the Video

Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn joins Powerhouse as Newest Founding Partner: March 14, 2012 Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn Inc. has signed on as the latest founding partner of the Powerhouse Science Center project in Sacramento. Click here to Read the Article

Aerojet Donates $1.5M to Powerhouse Science Center: December 8, 2011 Aerojet has provided a $1.5 million boost to fundraising efforts for Sacramento's planned Powerhouse Science Center. Click Here to Read the Article

Former Disney Official Co-Chair of Science Center: October 9, 2011 Catherine Moulton, a former project manager for Walt Disney Imagineering, has volunteered her services to help shape a new science learning center designed to serve Northern California. Click Here to Read the Article

Plans for Science Museum at Historic Sacramento Power Station Gain Steam October 8, 2011 Sacramento has just landed a new airport terminal and a major addition to the Crocker Art Museum. Could a science museum and planetarium be next? Click Here to Read the Article

The Final NASA Shuttle Mission: July 21, 2011 The Discovery Museum's Bernta Bechler discusses Space Shuttle Atlantis, the future of space travel, and the Discovery Museum on Fox 40! Click Here to Watch the Video

Rotary Club of Sacramento's "Bids for Kids" Raises Record-Setting $388,000 for Powerhouse Science Center: June 8, 2011 The Rotary Club of Sacramento announced today that the 27th annual "Bids for Kids" charity event raised a record-setting $388,000 for this year's recipient - the Powerhouse Science Center. Click Here to Read Our Press Release

Meet "Bud" the frog on Sacramento & Co.: June 2, 2011 Susan Douglas and Sheila Montgomery, along with their friend "Bud" the frog, talk about the 60-year-old Discovery Museum's transformation into the Powerhouse Science Center. Click Here to Watch the Video

Cosmos the Robot on Good Day Sacramento: May 25, 2011 Cosmos discusses "Walk 'N Rock," an upcoming Museum event. Click Here to Watch the Video

Powerhouse Science Center gets $7 million: April 13, 2011 The Powerhouse Science Center learned Wednesday it has been awarded $7 million to pay for the first of three buildings in its planned $50 science museum on the banks of the Sacramento River. Click Here to Read the Article

Discovery Museum Science and Space Center in Sacramento gives children a hands-on experience: April 8, 2011 Beth Callahan, Director of Marketing and Development, shares what the Museum has to offer its visitors. Click Here to Read the Article

Science Awards for Local Students: April 7, 2011 The Powerhouse Science Center awards students for excellence in the Sacramento Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Click Here to Read the Article

Powerhouse Science Center raises more than $233,000 in Saturday telethon: March 8, 2011 The Powerhouse Science Center, a science and space learning center for Northern California that will be located on the banks of the Sacramento River, announced today that it has raised more than $233,000 during its first telethon on Saturday. Click Here to Read the Article

CBS-13/CW-31 will air telethon on March 5 to raise funds, awareness for new Powerhouse Science Center: February 22, 2011 The greater Sacramento region will soon be home to a high-tech, hands-on science museum that will immerse our children - and our children's children - in science, technology, engineering, and math. Click Here to Read the Article

Slimy, Feathered, Furry Friends Visit KCRA: February 20, 2011 Bud the giant African bullfrog and his friends from the Discovery Museum visit KCRA studios. Click Here to Watch the Video

Sacramento's Discovery Museum to Unveil New Robotics Lab to Promote Science: February 14, 2011 The Discovery Museum announced today it has completed a much anticipated Robotics Lab that will encourage education in science, technology, engineering, and math in the Sacramento region. Click Here to Read Our Press Release

Discovery Museum to include robotics lab: February 14, 2011 The Discovery Museum is launching a $200,000 robotics lab that will become an integral part of the center's new digs along the banks of the Sacramento River. Click Here to Read the Article

Discovery Museum adds robotics lab: February 14, 2011 Sacramento's Discovery Museum says it's completed a robotics lab to encourage education in science, technology, engineering, and math in the Sacramento region. Click Here to Read the Article

Farewell to a Friend: February 1, 2011 Remembering Richard Horgan, Museum volunteer and exhibit designer. Click Here to Read the Article

Discovery Museum Turns 60, looks to expand its universe: January 16, 2011 The Sacramento museum continues the orbit it has followed the past six decades, teaching tens of thousands of adults and children every year about scientific topics including animals, archaeology and space. Click Here to Read the Article

Celebrating 60 Years of Discovery: January 14, 2011 Marketing Director Beth Callahan talks about the Museum's 60th Anniversary and its latest exhibit: Space Quest! on KCRA-3. Click Here to Watch the Video

Sacramento reaches for the stars with new science center: December 12, 2010 Museum Marketing Director Beth Callahan discusses the Powerhouse project. Click Here to Watch the Video

Fun Holiday Craft: December 10, 2010 This weekend, kids can make a holiday craft as part of the Museum's "Reindeer Days". The Discovery Museum's Susan Douglas demonstrates... Click Here to Watch the Video

Powerhouse Science Center gets funds boost: November 22, 2010 The $50 million Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento has received a fundraising boost. First 5 Sacramento has provided a $250,000 grant for creation of a school readiness program. Click Here to Read the Article

Generous Grant from First 5 Sacramento Will Allow Powerhouse Science Center to Devote Entire Area to Young Children: November 22, 2010 The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced it has accepted a $250,000 grant from First 5 Sacramento... Click Here to Read Our Press Release

Scientists Propose One Way Trip to Mars: November 15, 2010 Challenger Learning Center Director Catherine Gray discusses Mars on FOX 40! Click Here to Watch the Video

Something to Chew On: November 9, 2010 The Discovery Museum's Susan Douglas (along with the tooth fairy) spreads the word about healthy teeth on Sacramento & Co. Click Here to Watch the Video

Science Center pursues $7M grant: September 29, 2010 Sacramento's Discovery Museum and its partners could use the community's help as they vie for $7 million in state grants to build the Powerhouse Science Center. Click Here to Read the Article

Work on Powerhouse Science Center begins: September 24, 2010 Long in the works, the project to convert the former Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power plant on the Sacramento River into a destination science center is moving from behind-the-scenes preparations to actual work on the property. Click Here to Read the Article

Kiefer Consulting Joins the Powerhouse Science Center Campaign: September 10, 2010 The Discovery Museum Science and Space Center is pleased to announce that Kiefer Consulting, Inc. has joined the campaign to build the Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento. Click Here to Read the Article

Bone Zone Exhibit Opening: September 6, 2010 Jackie Tranchida takes a look at the latest exhibit at the Discovery Museum. Click Here to Watch the Video

Sacramento lands grant to clean up old PG&E site: April 22, 2010 Efforts are being made to raise $50 million to build a new Discovery Museum Science and Space Center in the old Pacific Gas and Electric Co. powerhouse along the Sacramento River... Click Here to Read the Article

The Discovery Museum's Max the Mammoth on FOX 40: March 9, 2010 Bethany Couch reports. Click Here to Watch the Video.

Science center gets robotics lab: December 7, 2009 A robotics lab for children is expected to built for the Powerhouse Science Center...  Click Here to Read the Article

Sacramento Bee reader survey reveals places families like best: October 27, 2009 The Discovery Museum was voted "Best Place to Entertain Kids on a Rainy Day" and "Best Summer Day Camp" in the Sacramento Bee’s Top 20 Survey of Regional Family Favorites! Click Here to Read the Article

First  Moon Walk Anniversary Remembered Today: July 20, 2009 The Discovery Museum in Sacramento will soon have a new exhibit dedicated to the Apollo 11 mission, complete with a small replica of a space capsule and a simulated space flight. Click Here to Watch the Video