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 Sacramento 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!

Huntsmen’s Dinner

Visit the event page for full details about this exciting fundraising event on February 27.  The Huntsmen’s Dinner features a menu of regional wild game exquisitely prepared by Matt Woolston of Supper Club. Chef Matt’s menu will entice the most discriminating palates of Sacramento’s foodies. Purchase of tickets and auction items support our current programs at the Discovery Museum.

STEM Classic Golf Tournament



Visit the event page for more information

Visit the event page for more information

Visit the event page for full details about this June 15, 2015 addition to our operational fundraising calendar: the new STEM Classic golf tournament. Just announced! Seeking sponsors and players for this event that helps support our current operating programs at the Discovery Museum. 

Welcome Sue Stickel, New Board Member

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Welcome, Sue Stickel, helping us stay connected to SCOE!

Please join the Powerhouse Science Center Board of Director’s and team in welcoming Sue Stickel as a new member to our board. Ms. Stickel is the Deputy Superintendent of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Previously she served the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Intervention. She also has served as Director III of Curriculum, Instruction and Intervention services within the County Office. In addition, Ms. Stickel previously served as Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the California Department of Education and brings a wealth of experience and perspective to our efforts.


Powerhouse Close to First Shovel

Nov 11, 2014 – The Sacramento Business Journal reports, “Sacramento’s City Council on Thursday is expected to approve a hearing to allow the Powerhouse Science Center to issue bonds, which along with an approval by Sacramento County in a few weeks will allow the $89 million project to begin construction by the end of the year.” To read the full article by Mark Anderson, follow the link. 

Mike Simpson’s KFBK also today (November 12, 2014) said, Michele Wong, board chair of the Powerhouse Science Center is, “”…crossing (her) fingers, but very optimistic that we’re going to get this done quickly.”

Read more: http://www.kfbk.com/articles/kfbk-news-461777/supporters-of-new-science-center-say-12962276/#ixzz3ItnyLbB0