Powerhouse Science Center, 2012Welcome to the information gateway and support hub for the “Build” project phase of the new Powerhouse Science Center!

Our current Discovery Museum website can connect you with programs and information to plan a visit today, while we work to complete the financing for breaking ground for the new center in the near future.

The Board, staff, and committee volunteers would like to thank the many supporters and companies who have worked tirelessly to help bring the next evolution of the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center to its new home along the River District.


As of the fall of 2014, the project is in its last stages of securing funding through capital campaigns and financing partners. We are almost there! You can learn all about the vision and where the center will be built along the American River by visiting The Vision and Project Profile pages here at this website.

Screenshot 2014-06-09 11.27.30Groundbreaking will kick off an 18-month construction period, with plans to open in 2016. Once completed, Powerhouse will serve an estimated 320,000 visitors annually with a wide variety of exhibits, programs, outreach, and teacher professional growth opportunities.

Subscribe to this website to stay in touch with latest development and explore the latest news while you’re here. In the meantime, our staff continues to serve thousands every month at the Discovery Museum.

Thank you for your continued passion for the vision of the Powerhouse Science Center! Find out more about how you can help!