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Powerhouse Science Center

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Address: 1333 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: (970) 259-9234
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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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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We've been to Durango dozens of times but never made it here. This time we stopped and were absolutely entertained and educated by our almost three hours we spent there. Your tickets are good for the whole day so you can come and go as you please. Everything was interesting and educational but our two favorite exhibits were the active... More 

Thank jcfjeemo
New Mexico
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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This was a great place for the kids, but they had some management issues and are closing down, if not closed, which is sad for Durango. Hoping they sort it out.

Thank GhengisWan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Stacy C
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Albuq1
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

Thank downtowndgobrown
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank tuckpage92
Level Contributor
37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Farmerhouse
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank friends19
Carbondale, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Stephany M
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132 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank nano262

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