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Powerhouse Science Center, Durango

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Located on the banks of the Animas River in Durango's historic coal-fired, steam-generated AC power plant, Powerhouse Science Center (formerly the Durango Discovery Museum) presents a wide range of programs, exhibits, and activities designed to provide an entertaining and inspiring look at energy — past, present, and future.
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  • My children ages 3, 5, and 8 loved this place. They spent a lot of time building paper rockets and launching them in the pressure tubes. It was a really cool hands on exhibit. If you are a member of a...  read more »
  • We visited the Powerhouse Center while on vacation in Durango. My son is 8 years old and really enjoyed it. It would be great for younger children, too. Unlike many children's museums, this place is g...  read more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to the powerhouse even though we did not have kids with us. The history of the building is well displayed. it was unfortunate that there were many exhibits/activities that were no...  read more »
  • This town is getting rediculous, and the people that are running it are the problem. My tax dollars help pay for this museum, and to have them not open on the weekend unless you book a private party, is well its a joke just like the rest of the yuppies in this town. Dont waste your time going they probably wont be open when you get there
  • Pretty amazing that the small town of Durango has an amazingly vibrant and educational museum of this high quality. Exhibits changes frequently, and are perfect for a half day visit for adult visitors to play or for kids to romp and discover.
  • Wonderful part of our town! We are lucky to have this for our children!
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