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
ASK US ABOUT PRiVATE CHALLENGER MISSIONS FOR YOUR NON-SCHOOL GROUP

Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

Girl Scout Skill Builders

Powerhouse educators lead your troop though all required activities and provide all materials to earn a Skill Builder Badge in one visit to the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus.

BROWNIE SKILL BUILDER

Bugs

Bugs help us in lots of cool ways. Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much. Brownie'€™s will:

  • Learn the parts of an insect
  • Make a fun and creative bug craft
  • Observe and learn about three unique insects that live at the Discovery Campus
  • Explore insect homes
  • Visit the live insect collection and study preserved insect specimens

JUNIOR GIRL SCOUT SKILL BUILDER

Detective

Stories, movies, and television are full of amazing detectives solving mysteries and bringing criminals to justice. Their jobs are important, exciting, and take serious skills--€”skills you can try in this badge. Grab your magnifying glass and dive into the science of detecting! Junior Girl Scouts will:

  • Make invisible ink
  • Learn about fingerprints
  • Study "€œevidence"€ using a microscope

CADETTE SKILL BUILDER

Special Agent

A special agent wears many hats--€”detective, scientist, psychologist, enforcer of the law. No wonder novels and shows about their works are so popular! Grab your magnifying glass and your microscope and learn about one of the most exciting and demanding fields for investigative minds. Cadettes will:

  • Make and identify fingerprints
  • Learn what it is like to be an eye witness
  • Participate in a laboratory experience extracting their own DNA

Scout program fees are $300 per program. Fees do not include museum admission. 24 scouts maximum per program. Groups can be made up of scouts from multiple troops.

Call (916) 808-3942 to plan your next great scouting adventure!