For more than half a century, Powerhouse Science Center has understood the significance of science to the quality of life in California. Powerhouse has a passion to fundamentally transform science literacy in the Sacramento region by creating a new science center appropriate for the capital of the fifth largest economy in the world and the home to the center of global technological advancements.
We will revitalize the historic PG&E power station – listed on the National Register of Historic Places – and incorporate Robert T. Matsui Waterfront Park into a dynamic new campus right on the Sacramento River. Powerhouse’s increased physical capacity will enable it to expand its reach to all constituencies, including students (pre-K to college),professionals, businesses, community groups, and tourists – all of whom will be inspired by a variety of engaging, hands-on science education experiences on the new campus. The new Powerhouse will be the 21st century science center that the Sacramento region and capital needs – and deserves!
We honor those dedicated to our mission: to engage and inspire people of all ages to explore the wonders, possibilities, and responsibilities of science. Our capital expansion is made possible by our committed donors and we are proud to announce Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as our naming rights sponsor.