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Introducing Sacramento’s newest Science Center: SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, or simply MOSAC! Located in the historic power station, overlooking Matsui Waterfront Park along the Sacramento River, MOSAC will be a dynamic epicenter for STEM education and an anchor point for Sacramento’s revitalized waterfront.

In a lauded public-private partnership, the City of Sacramento, SMUD and the Powerhouse Science Center embarked on a multi-year effort to transform the 114-year-old historic power station on Jibboom Street into a dynamic regional destination.

MOSAC will bring K-12 schools, colleges, universities, libraries, museums, and other community resources together to remove barriers and build a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) learning ecosystem that broadens and enriches each learner’s personal journey with the ultimate goals of inspiring more students to enter STEAM careers and of creating a more science literate community. We envision a future where all members of our community will have lifelong access to high-quality STEAM experiences and where Sacramento will become a leader in STEAM innovation, employment, and literacy.

MOSAC’s mission is to serve as a dynamic regional hub that engages and inspires people of all ages to explore the wonders, possibilities, and responsibilities of science.

We hope you will join us and that you will always stay CURIOUS!

With a targeted opening date in late 2021, the new SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity will be a premier institution for informal science education in Sacramento and the Northern California Region.

We will pique curiosity and spark imagination with hands-on interactive exhibits and programming that explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math. Our new state-of-the-art exhibits will address global and local issues and topics relating to energy, water, health, nature, space, and design engineering. The digital dome theater will screen a variety of spectacular film and star shows. The rotating gallery will feature special exhibitions that will continually bring new experiences and ideas to the Sacramento region.

MOSAC’s extensive school partnerships and education programs will reach tens of thousands of students in grades pre-K to 12 and promote excellence in science education. Lecture series, family programming, and a variety of special events will provide ample opportunity for community engagement.

MOSAC will include:

The 114-year-old historic power station and two new additions

22,000 feet of exhibition space

A state-of-the-art full dome digital theater

A cafe and retail store

Aesthetic improvements to Robert T. Matsui Waterfront Park

Iconic grounds on the Sacramento River that will serve as a unique backdrop for corporate and private events

Follow Construction Progress

Breaking ground in 2018 and setting a rapid pace to completion, the rehabilitation of the century-old historic power station expands to include two new buildings. The entry pavilion will include a reception area, café, and retail store. The historic building will house six exhibition galleries on two floors and staff offices. An iconic digital dome theater, administrative offices, conference room, and two classrooms will be located in the new structure.

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Thank you to all of our valued Members of Powerhouse Science Center. We look forward to welcoming you to MOSAC with an offer designed just for you. Details coming this fall!