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 

field trips available monday-Friday
 

Sacramento Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

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So much science, so little time.

Each weekend from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.,
we explore a new science topic through special displays,
visiting exhibits, and guest presentations 
 
  • Craft activities for kids 4 to 12 years old
  • Planetarium shows (ages 4 and older) Saturday, Sunday and select holidays
  • Family Feature (for all ages) Saturday, Sunday and select holidays

 

November 2014

Ferocious Fliers
Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2
Take to the skies this weekend by crafting your own prehistoric flying reptile! Children 12 and under assemble a take-home glider that resembles an animal of the past (as supplies last). Learn about these prehistoric reptiles in our classroom and dinosaurs in our Blast from the Past exhibit. Your admission includes these activities and planetarium shows at 1pm and 3pm for ages 4 and older.
 
Fingerprinting Fun
Saturday & Sunday, November 8 & 9
It is Child Safety Protection Month and the Discovery Museum wants your family to be prepared for emergencies. Visit this weekend to get children a free child ID to take home and keep on file. This is very important for all families to have and keep current for all of their children. After receiving your free child ID, kids complete a fingerprinting craft activity. Your admission includes these activities and planetarium shows at 1pm and 3pm for ages 4 and older.
 
Sensational Sauropods!
Tuesday, November 11
Sauropods—the long-necked dinosaurs—are popular with kids and adults. These gigantic beasts of the past are highlighted this weekend. See them in our Blast from the Past exhibit and craft one in our classroom. Children receive a FREE mini-dino puzzle to take home as a souvenir (as supplies last). Admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm and 3pm for ages 4 and older.
 
Discovering Dinos
Saturday & Sunday, November 15 & 16
Go back in time and discovery the days of the dinosaurs in our Blast from the Past exhibit! Dress up as a famous paleontologist or your favorite dinosaur. Large dinosaur models are on display as well as teeth, claws and bones. Children design dinosaur scratch art to take home as a souvenir. It is a fun day for your family and a great opportunity to grab some treasured photos! Admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm and 3pm for ages 4 and older.
 
Mammoth Mayhem!
Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23
Mammoth mayhem is taking place this weekend at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. Our Blast from the Past exhibit features dinosaurs, fossils, rocks and crystals. The classroom has Max, our baby mammoth model, on display for guests to add yarn to his woolly coat. Kids take home a special souvenir by painting their own mammoth cave painting on sandstone rock. Admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm and 3pm for ages 4 and older.
 
Paper Drop Decoration
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 28, 29 & 30
Have fun this weekend by making a keepsake holiday decoration. Kids 12 and under enjoy constructing a paper drop ornament. Hang it in the house to remind you of your day at the Discovery Museum. Multiple colors of construction papers are available to represent different winter holidays. Admission includes an animal presentation at noon and 2pm, the Blast from the Past exhibit and planetarium shows at 1pm and 3pm for ages 4 and older.