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.

Exhibit Gallery Hours

 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday – 9am-1pm 
Wednesday – Closed
Saturday & Sunday – 9am-3:30pm

Spring Break Hours

 
March 11th-March 31st
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun -open 9:00am-3:30pm 
Wednesday – Closed
 
Four students standing with microscopes looking at a table outside.

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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Toddler Movement Class – February
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific movement class every Thursday in February! Drop in’s welcome! Drop in payment cannot register ahead of time and can pay at the front desk upon arrival. Drop In Class – $17.50/one adult + child, includes museum admission for one child and one adul , ...
Toddler Yoga + Mindfulness Class – February
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific yoga and mindfulness class every Thursday in February! Drop in’s welcome! Drop in payment cannot register ahead of time and can pay at the front desk upon arrival. Drop In Class – $17.50/one adult + child, includes museum admission for one child , ...
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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Animal Friend Fridays!
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Come meet a new animal friend every Friday! Each week features a meet and greet with a different animal friend, along with a story time or activity. Animal Friday fun is included with gallery admission. , ...
Snowdown – Space Alien Invasion
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
We Come In Peace: The Alien Invasion At The Powerhouse!   Groovy aliens from planet the Sci have landed at The Powerhouse! Bring the whole family for a night of spectacular space-themed science silliness! Have fun with the forces of physics and build your own spaceships and aliens. Pizza is included with admission , ...
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Single Day Camps – February 5
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Open

Enroll your young scientist in one of our STEAM filled day camps on February 5!

Kindergarten-2nd Graders: Dino-Mighty!

3rd-5th Graders: Jurassic, Triassic, Cretaceous, oh My!

Camp Schedule

8:30-9:30: drop off in The Powerhouse gallery
9:30-12:00 Camp activities in the Carlton Building
12:00-1:0 Lunch at Triangle Park (parents are responsible for providing lunch)
1:00-3:30 Camp activities in the Carlton Building
3:30-4:30 Pick up in The Powerhouse gallery

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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 , ...
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Member-Only Hours
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

All Powerhouse members are invited to come in every Wednesday from 3:00pm-5:30pm for free exploration and play! Not a member? Join today through the link below!

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Member Hours Cancelled
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Member only hours are cancelled this week. , ...
Curiosity Club Session Two
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session two of Curiosity Club, the theme is Geology in the Southwest!

Sign up for our after-school STEAM club, featuring hands-on lessons hosted at The Powerhouse for students in grades K-5. 

Email lucy@powsci.org for more information.

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Toddler Movement Class – February
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific movement class every Thursday in February! Drop in’s welcome! Drop in payment cannot register ahead of time and can pay at the front desk upon arrival. Drop In Class – $17.50/one adult + child, includes museum admission for one child and one adul , ...
Toddler Yoga + Mindfulness Class – February
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific yoga and mindfulness class every Thursday in February! Drop in’s welcome! Drop in payment cannot register ahead of time and can pay at the front desk upon arrival. Drop In Class – $17.50/one adult + child, includes museum admission for one child , ...
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Animal Friend Fridays!
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Come meet a new animal friend every Friday! Each week features a meet and greet with a different animal friend, along with a story time or activity. Animal Friday fun is included with gallery admission. , ...
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Puppy Bowl
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Come to The Powerhouse the day before the Super Bowl to meet LaPlata County Humane Society’s currently adoptable pets as they compete in the first ever Powerhouse Puppy Bowl!   Free and open to the public! , ...
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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 , ...
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Green Business Roundtable
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Green Business Roundtable (GBR) is a lunchtime networking event in held on the second Wednesday of the month September through May in The Powerhouse exhibit gallery. Put on by San Juan Citizen Alliance and routinely attended by over 75 business leaders, elected officials, and influential community members, GBR insp , ...
Member-Only Hours
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

All Powerhouse members are invited to come in every Wednesday from 3:00pm-5:30pm for free exploration and play! Not a member? Join today through the link below!

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Curiosity Club Session Three
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session three of Curiosity Club!

Sign up for our after-school STEAM club, featuring hands-on lessons hosted at The Powerhouse for students in grades K-5.

Email lucy@powsci.org for more information.

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Toddler Movement Class – February
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific movement class every Thursday in February! Drop in’s welcome! Drop in payment cannot register ahead of time and can pay at the front desk upon arrival. Drop In Class – $17.50/one adult + child, includes museum admission for one child and one adul , ...
Toddler Yoga + Mindfulness Class – February
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific yoga and mindfulness class every Thursday in February! Drop in’s welcome! Drop in payment cannot register ahead of time and can pay at the front desk upon arrival. Drop In Class – $17.50/one adult + child, includes museum admission for one child , ...
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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Animal Friend Fridays!
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Come meet a new animal friend every Friday! Each week features a meet and greet with a different animal friend, along with a story time or activity. Animal Friday fun is included with gallery admission. , ...
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Parent’s Night Out – Members Only
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Drop your kiddo off for three hours of science-fueled fun while you take some well-deserved “me time.” 5:30pm-8:30pm $30 for three hours of fun! Additional children from the same household are $15/child Children K-12 years old, pizza included!   , ...
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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 , ...
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Member-Only Hours
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

All Powerhouse members are invited to come in every Wednesday from 3:00pm-5:30pm for free exploration and play! Not a member? Join today through the link below!

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Curiosity Club Session Three
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session three of Curiosity Club!

Sign up for our after-school STEAM club, featuring hands-on lessons hosted at The Powerhouse for students in grades K-5.

Email lucy@powsci.org for more information.

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Toddler Movement Class – February
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific movement class every Thursday in February! Drop in’s welcome! Drop in payment cannot register ahead of time and can pay at the front desk upon arrival. Drop In Class – $17.50/one adult + child, includes museum admission for one child and one adul , ...
Toddler Yoga + Mindfulness Class – February
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific yoga and mindfulness class every Thursday in February! Drop in’s welcome! Drop in payment cannot register ahead of time and can pay at the front desk upon arrival. Drop In Class – $17.50/one adult + child, includes museum admission for one child , ...
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Animal Friend Fridays!
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Come meet a new animal friend every Friday! Each week features a meet and greet with a different animal friend, along with a story time or activity. Animal Friday fun is included with gallery admission. , ...
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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 , ...
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Member-Only Hours
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

All Powerhouse members are invited to come in every Wednesday from 3:00pm-5:30pm for free exploration and play! Not a member? Join today through the link below!

, ...
Curiosity Club Session Three
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session three of Curiosity Club!

Sign up for our after-school STEAM club, featuring hands-on lessons hosted at The Powerhouse for students in grades K-5.

Email lucy@powsci.org for more information.

, ...
29
Toddler Movement Class – February
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific movement class every Thursday in February! Drop in’s welcome! Drop in payment cannot register ahead of time and can pay at the front desk upon arrival. Drop In Class – $17.50/one adult + child, includes museum admission for one child and one adul , ...
Toddler Yoga + Mindfulness Class – February
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Bring your little ones to the Powerhouse for toddler-specific yoga and mindfulness class every Thursday in February! Drop in’s welcome! Drop in payment cannot register ahead of time and can pay at the front desk upon arrival. Drop In Class – $17.50/one adult + child, includes museum admission for one child , ...
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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