Permanent Exhibitions

Powerhouse Science Center

Permanent Exhibitions

Watch as a historic power plant is transformed into a premier science education center.

The Powerhouse Science Center will be a premier science education institution in Sacramento. The building consists of a historic PG&E power station and a newly constructed addition that houses a lobby, retail store, café, Challenger Learning Center, classrooms, planetarium and exhibit galleries. Interactive exhibits, outdoor activities, planetarium shows and laboratory demonstrations introduce visitors to science principles in their everyday world.

The Center’s overarching themes of life sciences and human ingenuity, natural sciences and environmental stewardship, and space sciences are presented through exhibits in several galleries.