SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (formerly Powerhouse Science Center), Sacramento

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  • Outstanding modest science center that helps kids develop many scientific concepts related to space, dinosaurs, gemstones, geology, earthquakes, engineering, animal habitat and the senses.  more »
  • This is a wonderful little science center that is great for kids. Our grandchildren, 7 and 9, thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The planetarium experience was especially engaging.  more »
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  • A great time for families interested in science. We had a fun few hours on a Sunday here and were able to complete the scavenger hunt and see the planetarium in 2 1/2 hours. The staff really seem to care about educating the patrons. It is so refreshing to see such a positive attitude. The venue is a bit small but they have many rooms to keep young children occupied. I think about 5 to 10 is about the best ages for this trip.
  • We took our 3 children there, they are 5, 7 & 9. My son loves anything Science (my oldest), so he had a blast. So did my girls. They explored everything and they especially loved the rocket ship. They pretended they were in space and had a blast. When we came into the building, the kids got a task sheet and a pencil. So they were kept busy looking at stations and writing down the answers to the questions. We all learned something new that day. This wasn't really a place for us to spend a full day. We stayed maybe 2 hours. There's also a planetarium that is included with your ticket

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