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Powerhouse Science Center is the Four Corners' hands-on, interactive science center 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 presents a wide range of programs, exhibits, and activities for curious minds of all ages. 

We are committed to developing a science center that is welcoming and engaging to all communities in the Four Corners and beyond. We strive to be inclusive because we believe science and technology are for everyone.


New to the Powerhouse? Haven’t been in for a while? We’ve always got new and exciting things happening at the POW to spark curiosity, ignite imagination, and power inventive thinking. Don’t miss out on the latest and greatest from Powerhouse Science Center.

• Trivia: Ready to flex your memory muscle? Get your team of five together and test your knowledge at PSC Trivia, every Thursday, starting at 6pm. Free to play - great prizes to win! Tasty eats and all-local libations are available for purchase from Powerhouse Eatery + Libations.

• Pub Science:
 A free first Friday favorite for adults at the Powerhouse. Great food and drink (dispensed from Powerhouse Eatery + Libations) meets citizen science with a different topic each time.

• Birthday parties: Add some science to your next birthday celebration. This year, we've added more theme options and lower package prices for all of our party labs. Come celebrate your party with a Mad Scientist!

Screen_Shot_2014-08-07_at_4.35.37_PM.pngHIRING NOW AT THE POW

High-energy, self-motivated science educators are needed at Powerhouse Science Center!

The Powerhouse is now hiring two full-time science educators. Position involves teaching field trips, summer science camps, demonstrations, and robotics teams, plus program coordination and lesson development. Teaching experience and a science background is preferred. Start date: Sept. 15.

Please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Margoles at sarah@durangodiscovery.org.


Camp Discovery courses are carefully planned and taught by qualified, enthusiastic scientists and teachers. Each camp provides hands-on experience with authentic scientific materials and tools, forming the foundation for a life-long love for learning. 

Want to discover more? Take a closer look at Camp Discovery courses, age ranges, and dates here.