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

Grades K-1

Bring live science programs into your classroom!

ANIMAL ENCOUNTER

Introduce your students to the world of animal science in an up-close encounter with three live animals from the Powerhouse collection. A staff science educator leads your students in direct observations of the living animals to learn their similarities and differences, including an introduction to animal classification. Learn about each animal'€™s unique habitat and niche--€”and the physical adaptations that help the animal meet their basic survival needs. Animal specimens such as skulls, fur pelts, feathers, and shells further illustrate unique features and structures.

DINOSAURS I

Watch as your students learn the basics of dinosaur science while having fun. They can satisfy their curiosity by touching real fossils and large-size dinosaur models at four different stations during this presentation. Topics include what dinosaurs ate, how fossils are formed, dinosaur eggs, and much more.

INCREDIBLE INSECTS I

Did you know that a dragonfly can fly at 70 mph? Or that people in Africa keep the world'€™s largest beetle as a pet? We'€™ll take your students through incredible insect stories and teach them the basics of insect anatomy. They will interact with live insects--pet a hissing cockroach, close-up study of a live cricket, and more. Independent discovery stations provide personal encounters for a deeper understanding of insects and their environment.

AMAZING ROCKS I

Children love rocks! Help make their first scientific encounter with rocks a memorable one. We present rocks and how they are created in an entertaining way, but at the appropriate educational level. There are four different learning stations with specimens and models. At each station your students handle large samples of many different kinds of rocks and crystals.


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.