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Powerhouse Science Center

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Address: 1333 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301-5167
Phone Number:
+1 970-259-9234
10:00 - 04:00
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Sat - Mon 10:00 - 04:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Very interesting, you don't need kids.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2016
Franklin, Tennessee
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 4.5 year old son LOVED this place! He didnt want to leave. We were in town for the Polar Express, but visited the Science Center. Its very interactive. We had so much fun together with him! Great place. He absolutely loved it. We will HAVE to go back next time we are in Durango, CO.

Thank LLG12345
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

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 another children's or science museum you may be eligible for a discount, but it is definitely worth it at full... More 

Thank Matt481
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

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 great for older children. Even the adult teachers in our group were very interested in it.

Thank MommyDommy
Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

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 non-functional (dead batteries, blown lightbulbs, computer program non-responsive, etc)

Thank ASMallory
Durango, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

PERFECT if your children need to play and run off some energy! Plus it is all educational! Look for stuff for adults too!

Thank Amanda K
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

For a town that has little to offer families on days when everyone needs to be inside- this place is it!

Thank Raintree1234
Limon, Colorado
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Had some time to kill so, why not right? We were very impressed. We have a 5 and 3 year old and they were able to perform every task and learned a lot inthe process. If you are neer Durango with children give this place a chance.

Thank Halbrooksj
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Great little museum to kill a couple of hours with the kids. Very cool to see the history of the building and all the old original parts.

Thank eric f
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We went there to spend the day as my kid had ear pain and coldnt be on the windy winter weather. So we stop by there and spend there from 11:30 until 15:15 Toddler didnt complain at all he didnt wanted to leave. We also had an amazing time figuring with the activities the concepts of: electricity, circuits, magnetism, pressure,... More 

Thank Carmen V
Cedar City, Utah
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Went here with the family on a trip to Durango and we loved it. Great place to pass hours of fun learning about electricity. Fantastic displays that you can interact with.

Thank Jason M

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