Artists’ rendition of the new Powerhouse Science Center

About the Powerhouse Science Center

Occupying the historic Pacific Gas and Electric Powerhouse building in Sacramento, the upcoming Powerhouse Science Center will provide interactive exhibits covering a range of fields including conservation, earth sciences, physical sciences, astronomy, space sciences, and of course, water.

The latest expansion of the popular Discovery Science Museum, the Powerhouse Science Center design includes 25,000 square feet of exhibits, including four exhibits directly addressing the relationships between California-grown food and the water needed to produce it.

The Center, when complete, is expected to receive nearly a quarter million visitors every year from the 16 county region surrounding the Capitol, as well as visitors from across the country who visit Sacramento every year.

Designed as part of a complex of Museums in Sacramento that includes the Sacramento Railroad Museum and the Crocker Art Museum, both popular destinations for class field trips from schools across the state, the Center will be joined to the Old Sacramento Historic Landmark District through the new Matsui Park on the Sacramento River frontage.

Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors.

View a list of the groups contributing to ensure that accurate, educational material is available on farm water at the Powerhouse Science Center by clicking here.