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Address: 1333 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: (970) 259-9234
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Take the kids

This building was a power plant in past - got some time good place for kids - close to river - take a picnic- located directly across street from DownTown Brown Park

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
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Durango-Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

According to their Facebook page, Powerhouse is no longer open for business. Such a shame because we were looking forward to spending a few hours there this week.

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ABQ, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We have a local Kid's Museum Pass so coming to this museum was free. My boys love it here, lots to do. They climbed up the steps to the top of the museum. They played with the make your own Rocket, and they used the make your own movie and so much more! Lots to do if you take the... More 

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Durango-Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This building was a power plant in past - got some time good place for kids - close to river - take a picnic- located directly across street from DownTown Brown Park

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We all really enjoyed all the neat things to do at the fun things to do. Lots of neat science things to interact with.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a science discovery attraction. Hands on activities for small children. Would not recommend children under 7 or over 12. Pricy especially for adults since all activities are for children.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a small but fun museum for kids. Only a few hours is needed but the tickets are good for the entire day. They have a room just for Legos which older kids like.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The Durango Discovery Museum is a community supported non-profit and a wonderful asset for a town as small as Durango. I have two boys 4 and 6 and they had a blast! Some of the exhibits were a bit worn out and balls were missing from the blue building block section but overall it was a wonderful day of play... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The admission fee was not bad (21.00 for two adults and a six year old). The place was great for hands on experience. This is the Bad: Many of the exhibits are hands on and you can make items ,however, the items were not stocked so over half of the exhibits we could not do. Another horrible encounter was there... More 

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Milliken, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We came here because we thought it was the history museum (obvious ignorance at work). When we realized our mistake, we thought "What the heck," and paid the admission, which was sort of steep. It's really interesting how the museum is in the old Durango power station. It's also cool how they sell refreshments. We explored and the vacuum tubes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My boyfriend went here because we were curious what a discovery museum was... They let us look around first for free to see if we liked it. Def a great place if you have little ones who need to burn off energy but can also learn at the same time. My favorite part was holding the baby chics!!!

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Additional Information about Powerhouse Science Center

Address: 1333 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: (970) 259-9234
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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