Closing December 3

By popular demand, we will be extending our exhibit Eat Well, Play Well, Live Well until December 2017! This highly interactive exhibit encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthful food choices and discovering fun and interesting ways to stay active. Students learn about healthful food serving sizes and why it’s important to “eat a rainbow” of fruits and veggies. They can shop for and serve healthful meals in our “Good Food Drive-In Diner” using a display of sugar, salt, and fat in common foods as their guide. Students discover what it takes to burn-off calories and they get the chance to test their flexibility and balance. Explore models of the human heart, eye, and kidney in our medical doctor’s office and examine x-rays while treating pretend patients. Search-and-find guides are provided for different grade levels.

EAT WELL, PLAY WELL was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).




December 16, 2017 - June 2018

Forces: Earth and Space explores the forces that shape planet Earth, our Solar System, and beyond. Learn about the physics that make it possible to live on our planet. Do those same forces exist in Space? If not, how can we develop tools to help us explore and live in Space? Find out in this fun hands on exhibit this spring!



Science Encounter Tours are one hour.

Fees:     $100 for 20 and fewer group members

                $200 for 21-40 group members

                $300 for 41-60 group members

  • All members of the tour group, ages 0-100, are included in the total head count.


Science Encounter Tours are one hour.

Fees:     $100 for 20 and fewer students

                $200 for 21-40 students

                $300 for 41-60 students

  • One adult or chaperone is required for every six students.  Additional adults are allowed, as space permits, at $5 per adult, payable at time of visit.

Ready, set, SCIENCE!

To schedule a field trip call us at 916.808.3942.

Make a day of your visit to Powerhouse! Book a field trip and combine your experience with one of our other engaging on-site programs, choose from: Planetarium ShowDigging Up the Past;  Hands-on Labs. Ask our scheduler for details!