Discovery Museum Hours

Winter SCHEDULE
Closed mondays
Tuesday - Friday Noon - 4:30pm
saturday & sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
PLANETARIUM AND FAMILY FEATURE
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & Holidays
     
DecemBER HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Monday, Dec. 22   10:00AM - 4:30PM
TUESDAY, Dec. 23   10:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday, Dec. 24  10:00AM - 2:00PM
CLOSED Christmas DAY
Friday, Dec. 26   10:00AM - 4:30PM
MONDAY, DEC. 29   10:00AM - 4:30PM
TUESDAY, DEC. 30   10:00AM - 4:30PM
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31  10:00AM - 2:00PM
CLOSED New Year's DAY
FRIDAY, Jan. 2   10:00AM - 4:30PM
 
WE WILL BE CLOSED
MONDay JAN. 5 - FRIDAY JAN. 16
REOPENING SATURDAY JAN. 17
WITH OUR SPACE QUEST! EXHIBIT

field trips available monday-Friday
 

Sacramento Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

Upcoming Exhibits 

 Opening January 17, 2015

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It’s coming back…

Space Quest!
Our most popular exhibit about science and the solar system is back for 2015 with new and updated hands-on components.

Space Quest! is a major interactive exhibit at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. 

  • Little Astronauts: special play area for visitors five years old and younger. Young astronauts-to-be can dress up in astronaut suits, helmets, and backpacks. They can climb on Moon rocks, drive a Moon Rover, “camp” in the space tent, and enjoy the space manipulatives and toys—while parents rest on benches to observe the fun and take photos.
  • Space Shuttle: School-aged future astronauts can dress in space suits and helmets and pretend to fly a shuttlecraft using cockpit components from a real NASA  training module.
  • Astronaut Training: Visitors of all ages can participate in physical activities that simulate some of the exercises used by NASA to train astronauts and see how it feels to sleep hanging on a wall! There are also educational displays about astronaut food and NASA spinoffs.
  • Science Shuttle: Hands-on experiments with light, magnets, electricity, and more. Visitors can test their performance on various tasks using gloveboxes.
  • Meet the Neighbors: Various displays introduce the planets in our solar system and their unique qualities, as well as the Sun and Earth’s moon.