Discovery Museum Hours

SATURDAY-Sunday 10am - 4:30pm
Closed on Mondays
and Select Holidays

field trips available monday-FridaY

Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

Museum Programs

I was impressed with your rock, crystal, and fossil specimens. I especially liked the trilobites. My students appreciated the hands-on lesson and are hypothesizing how loud that enormous ancient frog must have been!

// Suzy D, 6th Grade Teacher //

I loved the presentation. You have inspired me to become someone who works with endangered species. I hope people will think differently about animals.

// Jennifer, 3rd Grade Student //

This is one of the best field trips in Northern California.

// Leslie P., 3rd Grade Teacher //

I watched the parent volunteer faces when I could, and they seemed just as enthralled as the students. In fact, I have to say I was caught up in the whole show, too!

// Moira W., 2nd Grade Teacher //

My kids and chaperones thoroughly enjoyed this trip! It is convenient for us to get to from Auburn, is cost-friendly, and dovetails nicely with 6th grade science and social studies topics.

// 6th Grade Teacher //

This is a great field trip! The students were fully engaged and on task for the entire program. It was a learning-working field trip. Great job!

// 4th Grade Teacher //

The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center of Sacramento is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution dedicated to enriching our community by encouraging the exploration of science and space. It is a hands-on learning resource for all teachers and students. The Museum continues to find new ways to develop exciting and educationally sound science learning opportunities that will amaze students while reinforcing California science objectives. Students’ Museum experience will help them remain excited about science throughout the year.

  • The Museum offers year-round educational opportunities for students, teachers, families, and Scouts.
  • Visit the Museum’s rotating exhibits, participate in the hands-on learning experiences in the Challenger Learning Center and Digging Up the Past archaeology programs, learn about the universe in Sacramento’s only public planetarium, or bring the excitement of the Museum to your school or organization through the Museum’s outreach programs.
  • All programming delivered by experienced, professional educators.
  • All programming meets state and federal science education standards and requirements. (Specifics upon request.)

For reservations or more information, please call: (916) 485-8836