Discovery Museum Hours

SUMMER SCHEDULE! OPEN EVERYDAY!
MONDAY - Friday 10:00Am - 4:30pm
saturday & sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
PLANETARIUM AND FAMILY FEATURE
ON SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS ONLY

CLOSED AUGUST 23-29 for

Exhibit uPDATE

Re-open Saturday, August 30

at 10:00am

 


field trips available monday-Friday

>Beers N Movie Night:

August 22

Gamera is coming!<

Sacramento Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

 
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So much science, so little time.

  • Each weekend from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Museum explores a new science topic through special displays, visiting exhibits, and guest presentations—followed by free craft activities for kids 4 to 12 years old!
  • Planetarium shows at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (ages 4 and older, please)
  • Creature Features at noon and 2:00 p.m. (all ages) are included with admission

Weekend Activities

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Special hours this week!

Open Monday-Thursday, June 30 -July 3 -- 10am-4:30pm

  • Planetarium shows (ages 4 and up) each day
  • Family feature or animal show each day (for all)

 

August 2014

Breathe California

 Saturday & Sunday, August 16th & 17th, 2014

Take a deep breath and meet our special guests from Breathe California. They’ll  teach your family all about Sacramento’s air.  The family feature at noon or 2:00pm will explore the connection between clean air and healthy lungs.  Learn how food waste is used to help improve our air quality! Children 12 and under are invited to create and decorate a model of a wind turbine to take home (from 12:30pm-4:00pm). Admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm for ages 4 and older.

August 23-29  CLOSED FOR EXHIBIT MAINTENANCE

We're closed this week for repairs, cleaning, painting, touch-ups, tune-ups, fix-ups, and general maintenance. We'll be back open in time for three days of LABOR DAY FUN!

Labor Day Fun!

Saturday, Sunday & Monday, August 30th & 31st and September 1st, 2014

Enjoy the holiday weekend by showing your patriotic pride.  Visit the Discovery Museum this weekend for a self-guided tour of our Blast from the Past exhibit.  Kids crafts one of our favorites, a patriotic windsock. Included with admission all three days:  planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (ages 4 and above only); animal presentations at noon & 2pm (all ages).  Picnics are always welcomed on our grounds!

Help name the new dinosaur!  We have a new juvenile Triceratops -- and she needs a name! Come out and vote for your favorite one!

 September 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Fun!

Enjoy the holiday weekend by showing your patriotic pride.  Visit the Discovery Museum this weekend for a self-guided tour of our Blast from the Past exhibit.  Kids crafts one of our favorites, a patriotic windsock.Included with admission are planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (ages 4 and above only); animal presentations at noon & 2pm (all ages).  Picnics are always welcomed on our grounds!

 

Animal Antics

Saturday & Sunday, September 6th & 7th, 2014

Have you ever wondered why animals do what they do? Well, perhaps we can help answer your questions! This weekend, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from the Animal Behavior Graduate Group at UC Davis present short overviews of their own research which is being done all over the U.S. Our research covers a wide variety of animals, including birds (greater sage grouse, tree swallows, cross bills, and dark-eyed juncos), primates (rhesus macaques), and even elephants! We'll also have games, which demonstrate key principles of animal behavior.

Dino Diorama

Saturday & Sunday, September 13th & 14th, 2014

 Visit with your family to find dinosaurs lurking about our Blast from the Past! exhibit.  From the peaceful Apatosaurus to the terrifying claws of the raptor family, we’ve have a dinosaur for everyone!  Make sure you catch a view of our newest beast- a life-size juvenile Triceratops!  Bring your camera to catch your little ones transformed into dinos in our costume corner. Children craft a dinosaur diorama in the classroom.  Get your own toy dinosaur to play with in the scene! 

 

Terrific Triceratops

Saturday & Sunday, September 20th & 21st, 2014

 Are you ready for some prehistoric fun?  The Discovery Museum’s Blast from the Past exhibit is the place to be.  Kids make a jointed Triceratops to remember the giant life-size juvenile Triceratops in the exhibit.  You can touch a real Triceratops fossil! Learn about these colossal beasts at our noon and 2pm Family Feature (all ages).  Admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm for ages 4 and older.

 

Fall Foliage Fun

Saturday & Sunday, September 27th & 28th, 2014


 Welcome Fall by trekking around our grounds and learning to identify trees using our Nature Trail Guide. The Sacramento Tree Foundation is here to visit and work with guests on learning some tree-rific facts! Families with children 12 and under make a leaf headband to celebrate the first weekend of Autumn. Your admission includes these activities, the Space Quest! exhibit, a planetarium show (1pm & 3pm, ages 4 & older) and an animal presentation (noon & 2pm, all ages).Admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm for ages 4 and older.