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

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

 

Spring Cleaning

Closure

 
May 7 – May 9
 
The Powerhouse will be closed to gear up for our summer season.
 
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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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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Star Wars Day
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

May The Fourth Be With You! Dress up in your best Star Wars costume and come explore in the gallery with the whole family! 

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Spring Cleaning Closure
All Day

The Powerhouse is giving itself a fresh start for the new season!

The museum will be temporarily closed from May 7th-9th for spring cleaning projects. Thank you for your patience while we wipe away winter and make way for warmer weather!

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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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Spring Cleaning Closure
All Day

The Powerhouse is giving itself a fresh start for the new season!

The museum will be temporarily closed from May 7th-9th for spring cleaning projects. Thank you for your patience while we wipe away winter and make way for warmer weather!

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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 , ...
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Spring Cleaning Closure
All Day

The Powerhouse is giving itself a fresh start for the new season!

The museum will be temporarily closed from May 7th-9th for spring cleaning projects. Thank you for your patience while we wipe away winter and make way for warmer weather!

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Powerhouse Garage Sale
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

When: May 11th – 9am-3pm

Where: The Powerhouse Carver Family Plaza

Join us for one of the most eclectic garage sales in the Four Corners! Items for sale include a compost tumbler, microscopes, exhibit equipment, tools, and so much more. 

Have a few items that you would like to get rid of as a part of your home spring cleaning? Join The Powerhouse staff on May 11th, set up a table on the Carver Family Plaza, and sell your wares! 

$20 suggested donation/table, The Powerhouse will not take any percentage of sales. We hope to see you there!

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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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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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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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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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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