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The Powerhouse Science Center provides a unique and elegant setting for weddings and receptions, business meetings and retreats, holiday and birthday parties, non-profit fundraisers, and more!

Powerhouse Setting

Located in downtown Durango, the Powerhouse is comprised of several indoor and outdoor options ideally suited for all of your needs. Historic with a touch of the scientific, the Powerhouse Plaza, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Energy Gallery, and the Boiler Room offer a host of amenities to accommodate large, formal gatherings to casual, cocktail-style events — including weddings and receptions.

Overlooking the Animas River, the expansive Plaza easily seats 150 guests, while the indoor Theater and Gallery – equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems – can comfortably hold 30 to 300 guests.

Rentals with no food or bar have special pricing.
Contact events@powsci.org for details.

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Many, many thanks to you and your staff for hosting our group at the Museum! We have had countless comments from our members on how hospitable the Museum staff was and how delighted they were at an opportunity to see what the Museum was all about. I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work on this event. Our event was exceptional and could not have been so successful without your assistance.

Ashley Brillante, Colorado Forum