I was thinking about how badly Sacramento needs a first class science museum, and I was thinking how great the old PG&E building by the river would be for a site. Lo and behold, the Powerhouse Science Center, otherwise known as Discovery Museum 2.0, coming someday to the old PG&E building:
The Powerhouse Science Center will be the premier science & space learning center serving Northern California. It will serve as a model for 21st-century experiential education in science, math, technology, engineering, and space â€” and an exemplary â€œgreenâ€ building that serves as an environmental teaching lab.
Now that’s what I call a science museum. LivingInUrbanSac has some more renderings, in a post from July when this was approved by City Hall. I haven’t heard much about this, so I assume it is still going on. Because let’s face it, at this point the only reason to give the Discovery Museum any of your money is that it gets you into the Exploratorium. Powerhouse Science Center looks like it would be amazing: just what Mr. Wizard ordered. (Now you’re going to go try to find Mr. Wizard on Youtube and there goes your afternoon, right?)