Discovery Museum Hours

Closed mondays
Tuesday - Friday Noon - 4:30pm
saturday & sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm

We are open Monday, March 30
NOON - 4:30PM
Join us for Nano Days!

We will be closed
Sunday, April 5 for EAster

field trips available monday-FridaY

Sacramento Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

Weekend Activities


Click image for the Science Discovery Weekends Calendar.

Family Craft Time

The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center offers make-and-take crafts every Saturday and Sunday. While the activities are designed for children 12 years old and under, the whole family can enjoy spending time together.

Visit the classroom from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to see what you can create!

Star Shows

Learn about the local night sky in Northern California's only public planetarium. The 20-minute star shows introduce you to our celestial neighborhood. All shows feature heavenly bodies locally visible to the eye and include current celestial events.

All year: Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Please, no children younger than 4 years old.

Family Feature Shows

Our Family Feature shows are for all ages. Topics vary from weekend to weekend and are based on our Science Discovery Weekend themes. Join us for 15 to 20 minute presentations raging from special guest speakers to live animal presentations.

All year: Saturday and Sunday at noon and 2 p.m.


Come and visit live animals in the Nature Discovery Hall. Birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects are waiting to help you learn about their fascinating lives and habitats.


Fourteen beautiful woodland acres surround the museum. Once you pick up a guide sheet, explore the local flora and fauna throughout the expansive grounds. Inviting benches and wide pathways make for an enjoyable outing. There are also shaded picnic areas if you wish to bring a meal. Cold beverages are available in the museum store.

Open during regular museum hours. Please call to confirm availability.