Hoover Dam Power Plant


Boulder City, NV

SKU: HVRDAM Category:

Kit Includes

  • Access to our entire Kit Materials Vault, with fun facts, multi-disciplinary project starts, worksheets, and a teaching manual
  • Reserved space on our Master Explorers page
  • Student Power Plant Tour (Teacher Kit also includes teacher Power Plant Tour)
  • Ticket/reservation insurance and educational planning support

Travel Guide

Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The dam’s generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year!

The closest parking lots on both the Nevada and Arizona sides do charge a fee. You can park further away on the Arizona side but you’ll need to walk quite a ways to get to the Visitor Center. Outside food is not allowed, and you’ll pass through security when entering the Visitor Center. This field trip includes the self-guided tour in the Visitor Center and the guided Power Plant tour. Your students will love learning all about hydroelectric energy and engineering at the Dam!