To schedule a program, please call 916.674.5000. Our scheduling specialist will work with you to determine a date and time for your preferred program. School name, address, and phone number are required at time of booking. You will be sent an invoice after you have made your reservation.


A 50% deposit of the total program fees is due 60 days after making your reservation. Final payment is required and must be received at least 14 days prior to your scheduled program date.  Payments not received within the required time may result in cancellation of your reservation and a late fee. Send a single check made payable to Powerhouse Science Center with a copy of your invoice.  Please do not send individual checks or cash from students/parents for payment.

Send payment to:
Powerhouse Science Center
3615 Auburn Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95821

All major credit cards are also accepted for payment -- in person or over the phone.

A late fee of $20 will be charged for past due accounts.


Cancellations and rescheduling must be done at least 60 days prior to your original program date to avoid a cancellation/date change fee.  A fee of $25 will be charged for cancellations and program date changes made 31-60 days prior to the original program date.  A fee of $50 will be charged for any change within 30 days prior to the original program date.

Groups that have made reservations and do not cancel their program and/or fail to show up for their scheduled program will forfeit their deposit.  We recommend confirming your reservation at least two weeks prior to your visit.


Teachers and chaperones are required for all science center programs and tours at a ratio of one adult to every six students. Teachers are counted in this one to six ratio.  These adult chaperones are included as part of your program fee.  Additional adults are allowed as space permits at $5 per adult -- payable at the time of your visit.  Please do not bring individual payments for additional adults. We request that you make a single payment for additional adults to Guest Services at check-in.

Students must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times during their visit.

Siblings are not allowed in any programs.


No food or drinks are allowed in the science center. 

We have shaded outdoor picnic tables that you are welcome to use for lunch and snack breaks. 

The science center does not have any covered or indoor lunch/snack facilities.


The lead teacher should check-in with the Guest Services, located inside the science center.  Have the total head count for your group -- including all students, teachers and chaperones.  Any additional fees will be collected at that time.

Your group will be directed to the appropriate location for your program.

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before your scheduled program to allow for students to use the restrooms.


Students are welcome to shop in the science center store at the end of their visit.  The store stocks quality souvenirs starting below $1.00 (including tax).  You can contact the store manager, Diana Shibko to pre-order souvenirs for your entire class (email:

We allow six student shoppers with an adult chaperone in the store at a time.


Give us a call today 916.674.5000