The Roseville Utility Exploration Center is committed to teaching sustainability in the home, school, and community. Join us and discover new ways to save water, maximize energy savings, reduce waste, and protect the watershed. Jointly funded and operated by the Roseville Electric Utility and Environmental Utilities departments of the City of Roseville, the Exploration Center takes you inside the systems that make the city work. By supplying electricity, drinking water and recycled water, and providing wastewater management, watershed protection and solid waste services, our partner utilities provide Roseville residents and businesses with reliable, affordable, safe, and clean utility services. Come explore with us and together we can build a sustainable community!
In addition to our award winning school programs and guided group tours, the Utility Exploration Center offers workshops, special events, fun family drop-ins, and other activities throughout the year. From water wise gardening workshops taught by Placer County Master Gardeners and other industry experts to free preschool programs, we offer a variety of activities for the whole family. Each program builds on the investment of Roseville’s Utilities in the community.
Fun Upcoming Events!
Free Preschool Programs
Thursday, May 11th from 10am-noon
Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector! Drop in on the 2nd Thursday of the month for FREE hands on crafts, fun and discovery (Not held in June, July, August). Created specifically with preschoolers in mind, this program offers engaging and age appropriate activities, introducing ways to care for our environment. Drop in free anytime, no registration necessary.
Tuesday, May 23rd from 1pm-2pm
We are all superheroes! Join us and we will explore the everyday heroes of our city as it bustles with hidden action. From 1-1:30pm, Librarian and superhero, Miss Lisa, will guide us through stories, songs, and activities to discover the super hero in you. Then, come explore the Utility Explorations Center from 1:30-2pm to discover playtime with special activities to help practice your superhero skills.
Saturday, May 13th from 10am-2pm
Summer is here, time to get energized! Find out what your family can do to keep cool in the hot summer sun and how Roseville Electric Utility can save you money doing it. Drop in with the whole family for an energy fueled day of excitement and exploration. Build your own solar race car and challenge your friends to a duel for a chance to get your photo taken with our trophy in the Winner’s Circle. Be dazzled as you run the gauntlet of hands on experiments in the Energy Olympics to learn more about how we interact with electricity every day.
Saturday, August 26th from 10am-2pm
What happens when you throw stuff away or send it down the drain? Come check out Curby’s Waste-a-Palooza to find out. Squeeze through the sewer crawl as you discover where backups can occur
and help unclog the “pipes.” Watch out for those sticky wipes. Talk trash with Curby the recycling robot, testing your knowledge in our quiz show as you compete for prizes. Challenge yourself in the game room where you can flip one of the “three Ps” into a toilet and knock out excess waste.
Big Trucks Summer!
Each Thursday in July we will have story time at 9:30am and truck visits from 10am to 11am. Climb in and sit behind the wheel of our amazing utility trucks. Hear a story, play games, and get an inside scoop on how our city works. A different truck and utility will be featured each week!
Thursday, July 6th: Electric Line Trucks
How does a lineman reach our electric lines? With an amazing electric line truck! Watch the big bucket reach high in the sky.
Thursday, July 13th: Vactor Truck and Pipe Scope Truck
Can you see what caused the clog in your drain? Our pipe camera can! Drive the camera and check out the scene when the pipe scope truck visits.
Upcoming Events At Maidu Regional Park:
Thursday, July 20th: Garbage Trucks
How much trash fits in a garbage truck? You will be amazed! Sit behind the wheel of a garbage truck and watch the dirty work.
Thursday, July 27th: Dump Truck and Vactor Truck
How fast can you dig a hole? Watch the vactor truck suck dirt like a vacuum and help expose our pipes in seconds flat.
Group tours are held all year long!
In addition to our school programming, we offer a variety of tours for both children and adults. Our tours range in length from one to two hours and focus on a number of topics. Contact us today to find out more about the cost, and how we can fit your group’s needs and learning levels.
1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Closed Sunday and Monday