THE POWERHOUSE
Ignite young imaginations
Plan your visit today!

Plan for serious fun
at The Powerhouse!

We are committed to making sure you have an unforgettable experience experimenting with gadgets and gizmos, seeing our mad scientists in action, and ooohing and ahhhing over our captivating exhibits. Here are the nuts and bolts for planning your visit to The Powerhouse!

Admission

Adults – $9.50 per person. Children under 12 months are free.
Children 1-17 – $9.50
Members  are always free!

Discounted admission available for families eligible for EBT benefits and groups of 16 or more scheduled in advance. To schedule a group visit, please email heather@powsci.org, or call our front desk at 970-259-9234.

Buy ahead of time!

Already have The Powerhouse written down in the itinerary? Purchase your tickets ahead of time and show our front desk your ticket confirmation upon arrival.

Exhibit Gallery Hours

 
Open 7 days a week – 9am-3:30pm

 

Four students standing with microscopes looking at a table outside.
COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES

Wednesdays at 5pm starting June 5th!

The Powerhouse is thrilled to carry on a summer tradition of local music, community gathering, and non-profit support through a weekly Community Concert Series. Every Wednesday, from early June through mid August, we will be hosting a concert outside on the Carver Family Plaza with half of ticket proceeds donated to one of our non-profit beneficiaries.

Community Concert Music Schedule

Walk or Bike

  • Use the pedestrian signal and safe crossing at 12th Street and Camino Del Rio.
  • Via the Animas River Trail, we are located along the trail between 12th and 14th streets.

Take the Trolley

Ride the free trolley. It comes by every 20 minutes or so. Get off at Buckley Park (12th & Main), and walk west on 12th Street. Those with disabilities can call for door-to-door service by Opportunity Bus for $2.

Drive

The Powerhouse and our complimentary parking is accessed via the 12th Street and Camino Del Rio intersection. The best address for Google Maps is, “1295 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301.”

The Powerhouse entrance is at 12th Street and Camino Del Rio, the same entrance for River City Hall and the Fire House. Limited complimentary parking is available. Simply drive around River City Hall and the Fire House, then follow the signs to the exhibit gallery. Visitors to The Powerhouse are encouraged to walk, bike, paddle, and carpool.

**Visitors are asked to not park in neighbor businesses’ parking lots. Some short term parking is available along the Animas River Trail, adjacent to the Fire House and River City Hall. If you park off west 14th Street at the Riverside Design Center, your car might be towed or used in an experiment.

Event Calendar 

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Cooking Up Science (week 1)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 1st-2nd

Jump into the kitchen with special instructor and cook Ms. Julia! Spend half the day with great recipes and cooking lessons, and the other half with the science of cooking in this camp full of recipes and experiments.

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Cardboard Carnival (week 1)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 3rd-4th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

, ...
Lego Robotics (week 1)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 5th-6th

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

, ...
Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (1st-2nd week 1)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 1st-2nd

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

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Tiny Tuesdays
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Once a week, our Toddler Time program offers our tiniest scientists special activities at The Powerhouse. During this time, families and toddlers (pre-schoolers) can play, explore, and meet others. Special books, sensory tables, and activities are available on the gallery floor for play and exploration all day. Build , ...
Cooking Up Science (week 1)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Jump into the kitchen with special instructor and cook Ms. Julia! Spend half the day with great recipes and cooking lessons, and the other half with the science of cooking in this camp full of recipes and experiments.

, ...
Cardboard Carnival (week 1)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

, ...
Lego Robotics (week 1)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

, ...
Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (1st-2nd week 1)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

, ...
5
Cooking Up Science (week 1)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Jump into the kitchen with special instructor and cook Ms. Julia! Spend half the day with great recipes and cooking lessons, and the other half with the science of cooking in this camp full of recipes and experiments.

, ...
Cardboard Carnival (week 1)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

, ...
Lego Robotics (week 1)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

, ...
Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (1st-2nd week 1)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

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Community Concert Series ft. The Funk Express
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for live music and community gathering June 5th with The Funk Express outside on the Carver Family Plaza! Ticket proceeds from this show support The Southwest Conservation Corps

About the band:

The Funk Express are some of Durango’s finest funk ad jazz musicians working as a collective to bring hard hitting jazz & funk to SW Colorado.

Individual + family tickets available for purchase through the button below. Access to The Powerhouse gallery is included in the purchase of your ticket. Food and drink available for purchase.

This Summer Community Concert Series is presented by Visit Durango with supporting sponsorship from Colorado Housing and Finance Authority.

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Cooking Up Science (week 1)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Jump into the kitchen with special instructor and cook Ms. Julia! Spend half the day with great recipes and cooking lessons, and the other half with the science of cooking in this camp full of recipes and experiments.

, ...
Cardboard Carnival (week 1)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

, ...
Lego Robotics (week 1)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

, ...
Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (1st-2nd week 1)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

, ...
Trivia Night
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for Powerhouse Trivia Night! Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation! , ...
TRIVIA CANCELLED
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trivia night will be cancelled Thursday June 6th! , ...
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Cooking Up Science (week 1)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 1st-2nd

Jump into the kitchen with special instructor and cook Ms. Julia! Spend half the day with great recipes and cooking lessons, and the other half with the science of cooking in this camp full of recipes and experiments.

, ...
Cardboard Carnival (week 1)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 3rd-4th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

, ...
Lego Robotics (week 1)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 5th-6th

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

, ...
Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (1st-2nd week 1)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 1st-2nd

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

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Body Shop/Durango Dance – 5th + 6th (week 2)
8:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 5th-6th 

Durango Dance and the Powerhouse are teaming up for some body-based science! Engage in amazing dance lessons with Durango Dance, and learn all about body systems at The Powerhouse.

No dance experience required. Students will be riding the Main Ave Trolley with adult supervision.

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PowerHOUSE Prodigies (week 2)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 1st-2nd

Ever wondered where water goes when it leaves the sink? How electricity travels to your lamp? How your house was made? Join us in a hands-on study of how houses work and how communities work together to become a PowerHOUSE Prodigy!

, ...
Sporty STEM (week 2)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 3rd-4th

Ever wondered about the physics behind the perfect soccer goal? The statistics of the best baseball swings? If you want a mix of science lessons and sports skills, look no further than this new camp!

, ...
Body Shop/Durango Dance – 3rd-4th (week 2)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 3rd-4th

 

Durango Dance and the Powerhouse are teaming up for some body-based science! Engage in amazing dance lessons with Durango Dance, and learn all about body systems at The Powerhouse.

 

No dance experience required. Students will be riding the Main Ave Trolley with adult supervision.

, ...
Cooking Up Science (week 2)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 1st-2nd

Jump into the kitchen with special instructor and cook Ms. Julia! Spend half the day with great recipes and cooking lessons, and the other half with the science of cooking in this camp full of recipes and experiments.

, ...
11
Body Shop/Durango Dance – 5th + 6th (week 2)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th 

Durango Dance and the Powerhouse are teaming up for some body-based science! Engage in amazing dance lessons with Durango Dance, and learn all about body systems at The Powerhouse.

No dance experience required. Students will be riding the Main Ave Trolley with adult supervision.

, ...
Tiny Tuesdays
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Once a week, our Toddler Time program offers our tiniest scientists special activities at The Powerhouse. During this time, families and toddlers (pre-schoolers) can play, explore, and meet others. Special books, sensory tables, and activities are available on the gallery floor for play and exploration all day. Build , ...
PowerHOUSE Prodigies (week 2)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Ever wondered where water goes when it leaves the sink? How electricity travels to your lamp? How your house was made? Join us in a hands-on study of how houses work and how communities work together to become a PowerHOUSE Prodigy!

, ...
Sporty STEM (week 2)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

Ever wondered about the physics behind the perfect soccer goal? The statistics of the best baseball swings? If you want a mix of science lessons and sports skills, look no further than this new camp!

, ...
Body Shop/Durango Dance – 3rd-4th (week 2)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

 

Durango Dance and the Powerhouse are teaming up for some body-based science! Engage in amazing dance lessons with Durango Dance, and learn all about body systems at The Powerhouse.

 

No dance experience required. Students will be riding the Main Ave Trolley with adult supervision.

, ...
Cooking Up Science (week 2)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Jump into the kitchen with special instructor and cook Ms. Julia! Spend half the day with great recipes and cooking lessons, and the other half with the science of cooking in this camp full of recipes and experiments.

, ...
International Day Of Play – FREE ADMISSION
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
This year, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an International Day of Play, to be celebrated on June 11th every year. This day brings attention to the power of play and the celebration of playful learning experiences. The Powerhouse, as Durango’s premier children’s museum, is celebrating this day by offering f , ...
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Body Shop/Durango Dance – 5th + 6th (week 2)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th 

Durango Dance and the Powerhouse are teaming up for some body-based science! Engage in amazing dance lessons with Durango Dance, and learn all about body systems at The Powerhouse.

No dance experience required. Students will be riding the Main Ave Trolley with adult supervision.

, ...
PowerHOUSE Prodigies (week 2)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Ever wondered where water goes when it leaves the sink? How electricity travels to your lamp? How your house was made? Join us in a hands-on study of how houses work and how communities work together to become a PowerHOUSE Prodigy!

, ...
Sporty STEM (week 2)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

Ever wondered about the physics behind the perfect soccer goal? The statistics of the best baseball swings? If you want a mix of science lessons and sports skills, look no further than this new camp!

, ...
Body Shop/Durango Dance – 3rd-4th (week 2)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

 

Durango Dance and the Powerhouse are teaming up for some body-based science! Engage in amazing dance lessons with Durango Dance, and learn all about body systems at The Powerhouse.

 

No dance experience required. Students will be riding the Main Ave Trolley with adult supervision.

, ...
Cooking Up Science (week 2)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Jump into the kitchen with special instructor and cook Ms. Julia! Spend half the day with great recipes and cooking lessons, and the other half with the science of cooking in this camp full of recipes and experiments.

, ...
Community Concert Series ft. Birds of a Feather
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for live music and community gathering June 12th with Birds of a Feather (ft. members of Mojo Birds and Friends) outside on the Carver Family Plaza! Ticket proceeds from this show supports Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center.  

Individual + family tickets available for purchase through the button below. Access to The Powerhouse gallery is included in the purchase of your ticket. Food and drink available for purchase.

This Summer Community Concert Series is presented by Visit Durango.

, ...
13
Body Shop/Durango Dance – 5th + 6th (week 2)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th 

Durango Dance and the Powerhouse are teaming up for some body-based science! Engage in amazing dance lessons with Durango Dance, and learn all about body systems at The Powerhouse.

No dance experience required. Students will be riding the Main Ave Trolley with adult supervision.

, ...
PowerHOUSE Prodigies (week 2)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Ever wondered where water goes when it leaves the sink? How electricity travels to your lamp? How your house was made? Join us in a hands-on study of how houses work and how communities work together to become a PowerHOUSE Prodigy!

, ...
Sporty STEM (week 2)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

Ever wondered about the physics behind the perfect soccer goal? The statistics of the best baseball swings? If you want a mix of science lessons and sports skills, look no further than this new camp!

, ...
Body Shop/Durango Dance – 3rd-4th (week 2)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

 

Durango Dance and the Powerhouse are teaming up for some body-based science! Engage in amazing dance lessons with Durango Dance, and learn all about body systems at The Powerhouse.

 

No dance experience required. Students will be riding the Main Ave Trolley with adult supervision.

, ...
Cooking Up Science (week 2)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Jump into the kitchen with special instructor and cook Ms. Julia! Spend half the day with great recipes and cooking lessons, and the other half with the science of cooking in this camp full of recipes and experiments.

, ...
14
Body Shop/Durango Dance – 5th + 6th (week 2)
12:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rising 5th-6th 

Durango Dance and the Powerhouse are teaming up for some body-based science! Engage in amazing dance lessons with Durango Dance, and learn all about body systems at The Powerhouse.

No dance experience required. Students will be riding the Main Ave Trolley with adult supervision.

, ...
PowerHOUSE Prodigies (week 2)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 1st-2nd

Ever wondered where water goes when it leaves the sink? How electricity travels to your lamp? How your house was made? Join us in a hands-on study of how houses work and how communities work together to become a PowerHOUSE Prodigy!

, ...
Sporty STEM (week 2)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 3rd-4th

Ever wondered about the physics behind the perfect soccer goal? The statistics of the best baseball swings? If you want a mix of science lessons and sports skills, look no further than this new camp!

, ...
Body Shop/Durango Dance – 3rd-4th (week 2)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 3rd-4th

 

Durango Dance and the Powerhouse are teaming up for some body-based science! Engage in amazing dance lessons with Durango Dance, and learn all about body systems at The Powerhouse.

 

No dance experience required. Students will be riding the Main Ave Trolley with adult supervision.

, ...
Cooking Up Science (week 2)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 1st-2nd

Jump into the kitchen with special instructor and cook Ms. Julia! Spend half the day with great recipes and cooking lessons, and the other half with the science of cooking in this camp full of recipes and experiments.

, ...
15
16
17
Ready, Set, Grow (week 3)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 1st-2nd

Ready, set, grow! Campers will  work with garden experts to learn all about the growing process. Planting, caring for plants and maintaining gardens, and planting experiments are all parts of this environmental science camp!

, ...
Rocketry (week 3)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 5th-6th

3…2…1..Launch! Join us for all things rockets; history, physics, building plans, and, of course, launches! Campers design and build their own rockets and develop plans for their very own rocket company in this jet-fueled camp

, ...
Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (1st -2nd,week 3)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 1st – 2nd

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

, ...
Cardboard Carnival (week 3)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 3rd-4th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

, ...
Future Astronauts (Rising 1st-2nd)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 1st-2nd

An introduction to space and space travel! Campers will go on a mission into space, where they will learn about our solar system and life in space. The end of the week culminates in their spacecraft landing egg drop project!

Camp Location: The Southwest Open School 

401 N Dolores Rd. 

Cortez, CO 81321

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Lego Robotics (Rising 3rd-5th)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 3rd-5th

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School

401 N. Dolores Rd

Cortez, CO 8132

 

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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Tiny Tuesdays
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Once a week, our Toddler Time program offers our tiniest scientists special activities at The Powerhouse. During this time, families and toddlers (pre-schoolers) can play, explore, and meet others. Special books, sensory tables, and activities are available on the gallery floor for play and exploration all day. Build , ...
Ready, Set, Grow (week 3)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Ready, set, grow! Campers will  work with garden experts to learn all about the growing process. Planting, caring for plants and maintaining gardens, and planting experiments are all parts of this environmental science camp!

, ...
Rocketry (week 3)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th

3…2…1..Launch! Join us for all things rockets; history, physics, building plans, and, of course, launches! Campers design and build their own rockets and develop plans for their very own rocket company in this jet-fueled camp

, ...
Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (1st -2nd,week 3)
All Day

Rising 1st – 2nd

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

, ...
Cardboard Carnival (week 3)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

, ...
Future Astronauts (Rising 1st-2nd)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

An introduction to space and space travel! Campers will go on a mission into space, where they will learn about our solar system and life in space. The end of the week culminates in their spacecraft landing egg drop project!

Camp Location: The Southwest Open School 

401 N Dolores Rd. 

Cortez, CO 81321

, ...
Lego Robotics (Rising 3rd-5th)
All Day

Rising 3rd-5th

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School

401 N. Dolores Rd

Cortez, CO 8132

 

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

, ...
19
Ready, Set, Grow (week 3)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Ready, set, grow! Campers will  work with garden experts to learn all about the growing process. Planting, caring for plants and maintaining gardens, and planting experiments are all parts of this environmental science camp!

, ...
Rocketry (week 3)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th

3…2…1..Launch! Join us for all things rockets; history, physics, building plans, and, of course, launches! Campers design and build their own rockets and develop plans for their very own rocket company in this jet-fueled camp

, ...
Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (1st -2nd,week 3)
All Day

Rising 1st – 2nd

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

, ...
Cardboard Carnival (week 3)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

, ...
Future Astronauts (Rising 1st-2nd)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

An introduction to space and space travel! Campers will go on a mission into space, where they will learn about our solar system and life in space. The end of the week culminates in their spacecraft landing egg drop project!

Camp Location: The Southwest Open School 

401 N Dolores Rd. 

Cortez, CO 81321

, ...
Lego Robotics (Rising 3rd-5th)
All Day

Rising 3rd-5th

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School

401 N. Dolores Rd

Cortez, CO 8132

 

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

, ...
Community Concert Series ft. Desiderata
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for live music and community gathering June 19th with Desiderata outside on the Carver Family Plaza! Ticket proceeds from this show support The Hive DGO

About the band:

Based in Durango, Colorado, Desiderata emerges from the heart of the southwest. Our sound finds balance between tight, captivating grooves that beg you to dance, and pure, meandering expression. The music we create reflects the beauty that can be found in the desert, in the mountains, in your friends, in a neon-lit dance floor as a disco ball spins overhead.

Individual + family tickets available for purchase through the button below. Access to The Powerhouse gallery is included in the purchase of your ticket. Food and drink available for purchase.

This Summer Community Concert Series is presented by Visit Durango with supporting sponsorship from Durango Motor Company.

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20
Ready, Set, Grow (week 3)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Ready, set, grow! Campers will  work with garden experts to learn all about the growing process. Planting, caring for plants and maintaining gardens, and planting experiments are all parts of this environmental science camp!

, ...
Rocketry (week 3)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th

3…2…1..Launch! Join us for all things rockets; history, physics, building plans, and, of course, launches! Campers design and build their own rockets and develop plans for their very own rocket company in this jet-fueled camp

, ...
Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (1st -2nd,week 3)
All Day

Rising 1st – 2nd

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

, ...
Cardboard Carnival (week 3)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

, ...
Future Astronauts (Rising 1st-2nd)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

An introduction to space and space travel! Campers will go on a mission into space, where they will learn about our solar system and life in space. The end of the week culminates in their spacecraft landing egg drop project!

Camp Location: The Southwest Open School 

401 N Dolores Rd. 

Cortez, CO 81321

, ...
Lego Robotics (Rising 3rd-5th)
All Day

Rising 3rd-5th

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School

401 N. Dolores Rd

Cortez, CO 8132

 

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

, ...
Trivia Night
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for Powerhouse Trivia Night! Five rounds of questions always including a science round and music round. Teams of 5 eligible for prizes, food and drinks available for purchase. $5 suggested team donation! , ...
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Ready, Set, Grow (week 3)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 1st-2nd

Ready, set, grow! Campers will  work with garden experts to learn all about the growing process. Planting, caring for plants and maintaining gardens, and planting experiments are all parts of this environmental science camp!

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Rocketry (week 3)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 5th-6th

3…2…1..Launch! Join us for all things rockets; history, physics, building plans, and, of course, launches! Campers design and build their own rockets and develop plans for their very own rocket company in this jet-fueled camp

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Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (1st -2nd,week 3)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 1st – 2nd

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

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Cardboard Carnival (week 3)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 3rd-4th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

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Future Astronauts (Rising 1st-2nd)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 1st-2nd

An introduction to space and space travel! Campers will go on a mission into space, where they will learn about our solar system and life in space. The end of the week culminates in their spacecraft landing egg drop project!

Camp Location: The Southwest Open School 

401 N Dolores Rd. 

Cortez, CO 81321

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Lego Robotics (Rising 3rd-5th)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 3rd-5th

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School

401 N. Dolores Rd

Cortez, CO 8132

 

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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DEVO – 1st-2nd Grade (week 4)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 1st-2nd

The Powerhouse and DEVO team up for this awesome Bike camp! Go on a half day ride with trained DEVO coaches, exploring local trails and developing biking skills. Hang in the classroom with Powerhouse staff learning cool science and solving engineering challenges!

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Twisting Through Time (week 4)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 1st-2nd

Hop in a time machine to join us for a different time period each day! Explore Ancient Egypt, Heroes of Greece, the Wild West and more in this science filled camp!

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Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (3rd-4th week 4)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 3rd-4th

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

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Conservation Trailblazers (week 4)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 5th-6th

Jump into a cadre of young conservationists with the mission of learning more about our local trails and hopping onto sustainability projects happening in Durango’s own backyard.

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Lego Robotics (Rising 1st-2nd)
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Rising 1st-2nd

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School

401 N. Dolores Rd

Cortez, CO 8132

 

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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Cardboard Carnival (Rising 3rd-5th)
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Rising 3rd-5th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School
401 N. Dolores Rd
Cortez, CO 81321

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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Tiny Tuesdays
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Once a week, our Toddler Time program offers our tiniest scientists special activities at The Powerhouse. During this time, families and toddlers (pre-schoolers) can play, explore, and meet others. Special books, sensory tables, and activities are available on the gallery floor for play and exploration all day. Build , ...
DEVO – 1st-2nd Grade (week 4)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

The Powerhouse and DEVO team up for this awesome Bike camp! Go on a half day ride with trained DEVO coaches, exploring local trails and developing biking skills. Hang in the classroom with Powerhouse staff learning cool science and solving engineering challenges!

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Twisting Through Time (week 4)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Hop in a time machine to join us for a different time period each day! Explore Ancient Egypt, Heroes of Greece, the Wild West and more in this science filled camp!

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Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (3rd-4th week 4)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

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Conservation Trailblazers (week 4)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th

Jump into a cadre of young conservationists with the mission of learning more about our local trails and hopping onto sustainability projects happening in Durango’s own backyard.

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Lego Robotics (Rising 1st-2nd)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School

401 N. Dolores Rd

Cortez, CO 8132

 

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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Cardboard Carnival (Rising 3rd-5th)
All Day
Rising 3rd-5th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School
401 N. Dolores Rd
Cortez, CO 81321

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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DEVO – 1st-2nd Grade (week 4)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

The Powerhouse and DEVO team up for this awesome Bike camp! Go on a half day ride with trained DEVO coaches, exploring local trails and developing biking skills. Hang in the classroom with Powerhouse staff learning cool science and solving engineering challenges!

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Twisting Through Time (week 4)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Hop in a time machine to join us for a different time period each day! Explore Ancient Egypt, Heroes of Greece, the Wild West and more in this science filled camp!

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Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (3rd-4th week 4)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

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Conservation Trailblazers (week 4)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th

Jump into a cadre of young conservationists with the mission of learning more about our local trails and hopping onto sustainability projects happening in Durango’s own backyard.

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Lego Robotics (Rising 1st-2nd)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School

401 N. Dolores Rd

Cortez, CO 8132

 

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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Cardboard Carnival (Rising 3rd-5th)
All Day
Rising 3rd-5th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School
401 N. Dolores Rd
Cortez, CO 81321

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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Community Concert Series ft. Lavalanche
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for live music and community gathering June 26th with Lavalanche outside on the Carver Family Plaza! Ticket proceeds from this show support The Boys + Girls Club of La Plata County

About the band:A funky force of nature sliding down the mountainside. Based in Telluride, CO

Individual + family tickets available for purchase through the button below. Access to The Powerhouse gallery is included in the purchase of your ticket. Food and drink available for purchase.

This Summer Community Concert Series is presented by Visit Durango.

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DEVO – 1st-2nd Grade (week 4)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

The Powerhouse and DEVO team up for this awesome Bike camp! Go on a half day ride with trained DEVO coaches, exploring local trails and developing biking skills. Hang in the classroom with Powerhouse staff learning cool science and solving engineering challenges!

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Twisting Through Time (week 4)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Hop in a time machine to join us for a different time period each day! Explore Ancient Egypt, Heroes of Greece, the Wild West and more in this science filled camp!

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Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (3rd-4th week 4)
All Day

Rising 3rd-4th

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

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Conservation Trailblazers (week 4)
All Day

Rising 5th-6th

Jump into a cadre of young conservationists with the mission of learning more about our local trails and hopping onto sustainability projects happening in Durango’s own backyard.

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Lego Robotics (Rising 1st-2nd)
All Day

Rising 1st-2nd

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School

401 N. Dolores Rd

Cortez, CO 8132

 

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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Cardboard Carnival (Rising 3rd-5th)
All Day
Rising 3rd-5th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School
401 N. Dolores Rd
Cortez, CO 81321

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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DEVO – 1st-2nd Grade (week 4)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 1st-2nd

The Powerhouse and DEVO team up for this awesome Bike camp! Go on a half day ride with trained DEVO coaches, exploring local trails and developing biking skills. Hang in the classroom with Powerhouse staff learning cool science and solving engineering challenges!

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Twisting Through Time (week 4)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 1st-2nd

Hop in a time machine to join us for a different time period each day! Explore Ancient Egypt, Heroes of Greece, the Wild West and more in this science filled camp!

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Lego Robotics: Boomtown Build (3rd-4th week 4)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 3rd-4th

Want to know what it takes to build a city? Design a new building that everyone can use?  In small teams, campers use LEGO to build and code innovative designs in their very own LEGO city- complete with moving builds, engineered solutions, and tons of creativity. This camp uses a past Lego League theme, but is suitable for anyone, regardless of their participation in the Lego League program.

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Conservation Trailblazers (week 4)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 5th-6th

Jump into a cadre of young conservationists with the mission of learning more about our local trails and hopping onto sustainability projects happening in Durango’s own backyard.

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Lego Robotics (Rising 1st-2nd)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rising 1st-2nd

Join the team to build, test, and rebuild your Lego Robot! Engage with a series of challenges to build skills in design, programming, and teamwork with Lego Robots and beyond in this technical teamwork camp!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School

401 N. Dolores Rd

Cortez, CO 8132

 

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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Cardboard Carnival (Rising 3rd-5th)
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rising 3rd-5th

In this engineering – focused camp, campers will explore different types of machines and examples of engineering in everyday life, and use the skills they learn to design and build their own working carnival game!

Camp Location: Southwest Open School
401 N. Dolores Rd
Cortez, CO 81321

Camp Discovery Cortez is presented by First Southwest Bank

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EXHIBITS AT THE POWERHOUSE

Ball Wall

Everyone who’s young or just young at heart loves the ball wall!  Move the magnetic ramps and pieces to create your own track for a ball to roll down.  You’ll experience the power of kinetic energy and momentum.

Bernoulli Exhibit

Do your kids want to learn about Bernoulli’s principle?  Nah.  Do they want to float a ping pong ball in the air?  Heck, yeah!  They’ll see for themselves how the round ball creates a low-density pocket of air that holds the ball in place.  Little ones will see that science is cool—older kids will gain understanding and context for lessons they learn in school.

Flight Lab

This exhibit is a perfect stop for all ages.  Toddlers love to put balloons and scarves in the tube to see them fly.  Older kids delight in creating flying contraptions from craft supplies and odds and ends and see if they will take to the air.  Aerodynamics in action!

Puzzle Tables

Brain teasers are so much fun for everyone, and we have lots to offer at our puzzle tables at The Powerhouse.  Kids may have to tear their parents and group leaders away as they enjoy a “lifelong learning” experience.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE POWERHOUSE

Whether you have a small, intimate group to include or you’re planning a bigger blow-out, we have the right option for you.

You can be as simple or festive as you please with decorations, tableware, food, and non-alcoholic beverages.  We’ll give you an extra half hour prior to the party to set up, and another half hour afterward to clean up.

THANK YOU SPONSORS