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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

Reviewed 29 May 2016
Franklin, Tennessee
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I don't know who enjoyed it more kids or grandkids. We spent four hours there on a day off from skiing. Will definitely take more our family there.

Thank Susan H
Durango, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Our grandkids love to go to Powerhouse. They love the topographical table, climbing to top of Powerhouse, simulator rocket, etc. Kids like to use their imagination.

Thank Marlene F
Gallup, New Mexico
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This place show everyone that science can be fun. There is a fun climbing corner for people that need to burn some energy. It is packed full of different learning areas from electric, to topography to air pressure. My grand children love this place so much I gifted a year membership. Helpful staff, beautiful setting, great learning.

Thank colleenmarchand
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2016

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.

1 Thank LLG12345
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 29 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
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
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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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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

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