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

 Upcoming Exhibits 

 March 22, 2014     "It's a Small World"


Art and science collide in a wonderland of photographic images! A traveling exhibit of the top 20 winners of the 2013 Nikon Microphotography Contest will make a stop at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. Don't miss this opportunity! (The Museum will offer related family activites on selected weekend days.)

April 26-27, 2014 "Meet a Scientist" Weekend


Scientists work on wonderful projects that would fascinate us all – if we could only understand what they are all about!  The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center is currently training 12 scientists, engineers, graduate students, researchers, and other science-based professionalsto become science ambassadors and excellent communicators. They are learning how to break down highly technical concepts and explain them using every day analogies and vocabulary. Each Fellow is challenged to develop unique, entertaining, hands-on ways to share and explain their particular scientific work with the public.

Please join us as we honor their work – and enjoy their interactive presentations. Kids receive a "Passport to Science" and earn a prize for visiting each scientist. (Different scientists each day!)

The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, soon to be the Powerhouse Science Center, is part of the Portal to the Public National Network, creating a cadre of well-trained Science Communication Fellows who will learn to educate and inspire people of all ages about the wonders, possibilities, and the responsibilities of science and its related fields. This is one of only a dozen science centers across the country offering this program.