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powerhouse science center

  Powerhouse Science Center

The Powerhouse Science Center in north Sacramento is located on 14 acres of natural parkland with Heritage Oak trees and a wildlife pond. The science center is home to the Challenger Learning Center and Sacramento's only public planetarium. Inside, you will find a nature room with live animals, reptiles, and insects on display. Exhibits include hands-on "exploration stations" that focus on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Check out our website for updates on our rotating exhibits and unique weekend programs!

We are in the midst of a capital campaign to establish a dynamic new campus on the Sacramento River in the historic PG&E power station building. The New Powerhouse Science Center will play a major role in regional development. Its state-of-the-art exhibits, education programs, and learning labs will become a model for 21st century informal science education.

The Powerhouse Science Center is funded by both the City and County of Sacramento.

Facility Rental Information

The site offers an interesting venue for events ranging from birthday parties to corporate team building. We are able to host groups from 15 to 100 people! For details, visit the science center’s website.

Powerhouse Science Center
Discovery Campus
3615 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95821