Both prix fixe menus and specialty items are available from April 1-9 throughout La Plata County!
Open year-round, The Powerhouse is Southwest Colorado's largest hands-on, interactive Science Center for all ages. We are dedicated to providing innovative learning and empowering you! Located on the banks of the Animas River, right on the River Trail in Durango's nationally historic coal-fired, steam-generated AC powerplant, The Powerhouse is a dynamic place for family adventure, makers and tinkerers, childhood learning, special events, and just a place to relax along the river while downtown. So if you love hanging around by the river, messing around with amazing technology, and seeing a part of our nation's history then drop by.
Check out all The Powerhouse has to offer:
The Powerhouse Exhibit Gallery - Virtually travel to the highest peaks that surround Durango, try you hand at air rockets, experiment with our augmented reality sandbox, or get creative in our TinkerLab. See our nationally historic generators and equipment from the one of the world's first AC power generation plants. 6,000 sq feet of exhibits to explore
Tiny Tuesdays Every Tuesday from 9am-11am in the morning, we have some reserved time where families and toddlers can play, explore, meet others like them, and participate in a short, age-appropriate science lesson.
Carver Family Plaza - come relax down by the Animas River (weather permitting) right along the River Trail. Play with our outdoor games, quench you thirst (non alcoholic as well as full bar) and on Thursday's participate in Durangos most popular trivia night.
For our school and student visitors:
Camp Discovery Get your geek on! Learn to use 3D printers, battle Judo Bots, dissect organs, and become a future botanist by participating in a Camp Discovery session. For ages 3-16.
Field Trips A field trip to The Powerhouse 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 An after school science club aimed at fulfilling our mission: To ignite curiosity, spark imagination, and power exploration.
For more information visit our website.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day):
Open Tuesday-Sunday (9am-4pm)
Winter Hours (Labor Day - Memorial Day):
Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday (9am-4pm)
Admission to the Museum:
Senior, Military, Student $7.00
Children (3-17 yrs) $9.00
Children 2 and under FREE
Multi-Pass (parties of 5 or more) $7 per person
Museums For All (SNAP benefit holders) $1
Please see our website for more information regarding rates for events, field trips, summer camps, and more.