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Powerhouse Science Center

1333 Camino del Rio

To spark curiosity, ignite imagination, power exploration.

To be a leading science and educational center in the Southwest that brings together curious minds of all ages, inspires innovative learning, and unleashes human potential.

Our Values:-


We believe that interactive discovery plus science education should be available to everyone; it fosters a love of learning and develops creative, critical thinkers.


We believe that an appreciation and understanding of science is integral to being an informed citizen. Exposing children to the sciences at an early age is critical to fostering their natural curiosity.


We recognize that energy was a primary motivation for the development of the Powerhouse, and that energy is integral to all human endeavor.


We draw inspiration from early scientists and inventors as we develop a forward-thinking center that showcases energy technology and challenges us to explore future energy possibilities.


We value our role as a gathering place, as well as a science-and-cultural center for all families.


Our work is to inspire youth to be informed leaders and leaders to be better informed.


We have a responsibility to be a resource for accurate and meaningful information. We are fiscally accountable and responsible to our stakeholders.


Alexandra Price

Thursday, June 14, 2018
This is a half way decent science center for kids. They could put a lot more effort into. The older kids exhibits with robotics had terrible instruction and no one to explain. My kids were bored in 30 mins. I'm not impressed on the number of exhibits either. I've worked at math and science centers. Perhaps my expectations are high. But why shouldn't they be? Plus, why charge parents to just sit there. Hire some college students to interact with kids, show them. Go if you have nothing else, but I won't ever be back.

Kelly Starks

Saturday, June 23, 2018
We are used to the children's museum in Denver so this was a huge change. But it was nice to scale down, not so over stimulating and much less crowded. We used a Groupon which make our tickets $4.50 each. I we had paid more I'd have been disappointed but it the experience was equal to the price. My 6 year old enjoyed it for about an hour. Congrats to Durango for getting such a neat place for kids started.

Shannon Landsberger

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Cool place to visit. Friendly staff. Wish they had more information about the history of the place instead of just walking through and seeing the old items.

Dana Valentino

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Great for kids and adults alike. Our group ranged from age 5-49 and we all had a great time!

Kelly Cleveland

Thursday, July 12, 2018
What a great science center in the 4 corners region! My husband and I ventured this place with our son. My recommendation is to use the groupon app to pay for admission prices if you’re looking to save some money. Otherwise, this place is great and a lot of fun! It also has some items on loan from ABQ’s explora center.

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