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

Science in Your Classroom

GRADE 4-5

AMAZING ROCKS III

We bring an amazing array of specimens into your classroom to cover the basics about rocks. But wait, there’s more! A staff science educator provides a grade level appropriate program for your budding geologists and paleontologists. Students learn about life though time by placing real fossils on a six-foot timeline. California fossils are part of this exciting program.

GRADE 6

DYNAMIC EARTH

This program meets the earth science content standards with large props and specimens. Students assemble a tabletop sized puzzle of tectonic plates. We bring an elaborate cross section model of fault blocks that demonstrate how earthquakes occur. Students operate a seismograph and observe actual readings from the California Geological Society. A 16-inch model of a volcano in cross section shows the layers of the Earth. A review of the three geological rock types with specimens and California fossils are featured.


Fees are $200 for a single program. We offer a discount if the same topic is offered to more than one class at the same location and day--$300 for two sessions or $350 for three. There is a travel fee of $0.56 per mile for the round trip travel.

Science in Your Classroom outreach programs are 45 or 60 minutes in length depending on grade level. Programs take place in your classroom. One class is allowed per presentation. Classes may not be combined and additional students cannot join presentations.