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

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

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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

 

March 2015

Spinning into Spring!
Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15
Since the 1800s, a favorite spring toy for children has been the pinwheel. Bring that fun to your kids this weekend by visiting the Discovery Museum. Each child crafts a spring spinner to take home as a souvenir. Test it out by running around on our acreage after visiting the Space Quest! exhibit. Planetarium shows are at 1:00 and 3:00pm for ages 4 and older; live animal presentations at noon and 2:00pm for all ages.
 
Amateur Radio Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22
Did you know you can talk around the world without the Internet? Learn more about amateur radio, also called “ham radio,” a system you can use when your cell phone dies or the Internet is down. Amateur radio operators can talk through satellites and with astronauts too. This technology is useful for weather spotters and can support recovery efforts in emergencies. Try your hand at being an amateur radio operator in tour laboratory—set up on both Saturday and Sunday—and put radio to work! Remember, your admission includes visiting the Space Quest! and Nature Discovery Room exhibits, and a planetarium show at 1:00 and 3:00pm (for ages 4 and older only).
 
Meet A Scientist!
Saturday & Sunday, March 28 & 29
Visit the Discovery Museum this weekend to meet some amazing scientists! Multiple scientists are available each day to interact with your family, sharing their research and offering a hands-on activity to connect you with current science in our community. Children 12 and younger receive a souvenir pin after completing a “science passport.” This is a wonderful opportunity to have children meet areal scientist. Please join us for this exciting event! Remember, your admission also includes visiting the Space Quest! and Nature Discovery Room exhibits, and a planetarium show at 1:00 and 3:00pm (for ages 4 and older only). 
 
NanoDays
Monday - Friday, March 30 - April 3
NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and the potential impact on the future. The Discovery Museum is a member of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network and is offering a nano-celebration this week. Our classroom is full of hands-on activities to help your family understand the nano-world and its importance to our society. Remember, your admission also includes visiting the Space Quest! and Nature Discovery Room exhibits.
 
April 2015
 
More NanoDays
Saturday, April 4
NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs featuringnanoscale science and engineering and the potential impact on the future. The Discovery Museum is a member of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network and is offering a nano-celebration. Our classroom is full of hands-on activities to help your family understand the nano-world and its importance to our society. Remember, your admission includes visiting the Space Quest! and Nature Discovery Room exhibits, a Family Feature highlighting one of the museum’s live animals at noon and 2pm (all ages), and a planetarium show at 1 and 3pm (for ages 4 and older only).
 
Yuri’s Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, April 11 & 12
We are participating in the international celebration of Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space. Enjoy our Space Quest! exhibit, highlighting the past, present and future of humans in space. Allow your children to imagine becoming an astronaut in our space rocket play area. Children craft a Yuri finger puppet to take home as a souvenir. At noon and 2pm we are highlighting Yuri and the great strides he took becoming the first human in space. Remember, your admission also includes the Nature Discovery Room exhibit and planetarium show at 1:00 and 3:00pm (for ages 4 and older only).
 
Wacky Waterfowl Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19
California Waterfowl Association invites you to explore the wondrous wings of waterfowl, learning how to identify birds using their wing size and patterns. Take home a pocket book guide to waterfowl ID. After exploring, try drawing a waterfowl! Leave with materials and knowledge to do your own waterfowl artwork to submit to the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest where every art piece generates $1 toward conservation! Remember, your admission also includes visiting the Space Quest! exhibit, Nature Discovery Room exhibit, and a planetarium show at 1 and 3 pm (for ages 4 and older only).
 
Happy 25th Anniversary Hubble!
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26
It’s time to celebrate! The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending back images of space for 25 years. Information gained from these pictures has changed our knowledge of space and has solved some of the mysteries it holds. View Hubble images during our noon and 2pm Family Feature (all ages). Children 12 and younger craft a Hubble image viewer. Remember, your admission also includes visiting the Space Quest! exhibit, Nature Discovery Room exhibit, and a planetarium show at 1 and 3 pm (for ages 4 and older only).