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Powerhouse Science Center
The Powerhouse is a dynamic place for family adventure, school field trips, birthday parties, special events, and just plain geeking out.

Powerhouse Science Center

Phone: (970) 259-9234

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Summer Hours (May 29 - September 4):

Open Monday, Wednesday - Sunday 9am-4pm 

Closed Tuesday

Winter Hours (September 5 - May 28):

Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9am-4pm

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-1pm

Closed Tuesday 

Open year-round, the Powerhouse Science Center is Southwest Colorado's hands-on, interactive science center for all ages. We are dedicated to providing innovative learning and unleashing human potential. Located on the banks of the Animas River in Durango's historic coal-fired, steam-generated AC powerplant, the Powerhouse is a dynamic place for family adventure, school field trips, early childhood learning, special events, “hanging around by the river, messing around with amazing technology, and just plain geeking out.”

Check out all the Powerhouse has to offer: 

Camp Discovery! Get your geek on this summer! Learn to use 3D printers, battle Judo Bots, dissect ograns, and become a future botanist by participating in a Camp Discovery session. For ages 3-16.

MakerLab at the Powerhouse Unleash your creativity with powerful tools of invention and a community of fellow makers. 

Field Trips A field trip to the Powerhouse Science Center is a fun, memorable, hands-on science adventure that we’re sure your students will never forget.

Science Career Ladder An innovative education and employment program providing fun and meaningful work experience to middle school, high school and college students.

Sudden Science A youth educational outreach program aimed at fulfilling our mission: To ignite curiosity, spark imagination, and power exploration.

Toddler Time A reserved hour where families and toddlers can play, explore, meet others like them, and participate in a short, age-appropriate science lesson. 

For more information visit our website. 

Admission to the Museum:  

Adult $7.50
Senior, Military, Student $6.50
Children (3-17 yrs) $6.00
Children 2 and under FREE
Members FREE
Multi-Pass (parties of 5 or more) $6 per person

Please see our website for more information regarding rates for events, field trips, summer camps, and more. 

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1333 Camino Del Rio

Durango CO 81301

Phone: (970) 259-9234

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