Discovery Museum Hours

WINTER SCHEDULE
TUESDAY-FRIDAY  Noon - 4:30PM
SATURDAY-Sunday 10am - 4:30pm
Closed on Mondays
PLANETARIUM SHOWs
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS,
and Select Holidays

 
field trips available monday-FridaY
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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 star shows (ages 4 and older) Saturday, Sunday, and select holidays

FEBRUARY

MUSEUM DAY
Saturday, February 6
We're participating in Museum Day this Saturday! Admission will be FREE! Due to the wonderfully large number of visitors we expect, we will not be offering planetarium shows on Saturday and our Nature Discovery Room will be closed to protect the delicate temperaments of our small animals. Please visit us Sunday, February 7 when we resume our normal weekend schedule.

Apatosaur Adventure
Sunday, February 7
Visit the Blast from the Past! exhibit with loads of rocks, crystals, fossils, and dinosaurs for you to explore. Study the ferocious meat eaters and the massive plant eaters of the past. Once you know who'€™s who, craft one of the largest herbivores;€”an Apatosaur. With crayons and scissors, children create a dinosaur to take home as a souvenir. Admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (for ages 4 and older).

Have a Heart Weekend
Saturday - Monday, February 13-15
The Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus is putting a science twist on Valentine'€™s Day;€”the science of the heart. Learn about this important organ through different hands-on stations. On Saturday and Sunday, visitors 12 and younger make a Valentine card to give to someone they love. For Monday, visitors 12 and younger receive a special plaster heart cast to paint and take home! Admission includes these activities as well as the Blast from the Past! exhibit and planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (for ages 4 and older).

Mammoth Mayhem
Saturday & Sunday, February 20 & 21
Mammoth mayhem is taking place this weekend at the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus. 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. Remember, admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (for ages 4 and older).

Engineering Antics
Saturday & Sunday, February 27 & 28
If your child likes to build, this is the weekend for them! Help the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus celebrate the 65th anniversary of National Engineering Week. Little engineers get busy crafting a glider that flies. Families are challenged to build two structures together--€”out of spaghetti, marshmallows, toothpicks, and gumdrops. Remember, admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (for ages 4 and older).