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







African Walkingsticks are amazing critters that specialize in camouflage.  Many visitors stare into the enclosure not knowing that the “sticks” they are seeing are actually the insects.






altHissing Cockroaches are natives to the island of Madagascar.  Our colony has been at the museum for over ten years.  You can see the cockroaches in their different life stages and sometimes hear one hiss!




altThe Cherry Shrimp tank came to the museum in 2013.  These small invertebrates live in freshwater and can be seen peddling around the tank looking for food.  We had our first babies born in July 2013, which is a sign of a healthy colony.