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Sacramento History for Kids

Sacramento History for Kids

Who says history has to be boring? Come hear tales of floods, fires, revolts, and even a story that almost ended in death by duck! The kicker is that all of these stories are true and taken from the residents of the Old City Cemetery. Come see why truth is stranger than fiction. This tour is designed for kids in FOURTH GRADE and up.

 

Railroad Museum announces Tuesday train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

Railroad Museum announces Tuesday train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

Offered as an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program for local school groups, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are once again offering excursion train rides to the general public on 10 pre-determined Tuesdays in Spring 2017. Tuesday Train Rides are available on the following dates: February 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 and May 2. Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.

"Images in Sound"

"Images in Sound"

The Gift of melody

The Gift of melody

Auto Museum Introduces New Interactive Programs and Enhancements for Kids, Teens and Adults

Auto Museum Introduces New Interactive Programs and Enhancements for Kids, Teens and Adults

he California Automobile Museum is pleased to introduce a number of new interactive programs and exhibits of special appeal to children, teens and guests of all ages. The Museum recently launched a monthly reading program for young children, a distracted driving simulator for teens, and now has a dozen iPads available for guests of all ages to easily access additional content and information about exhibits on display. These exciting new programs and interactive features are all offered free with Museum admission.

Story Time – First Friday of Each Month from 10:30 to 11 a.m.  

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas on December 10

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas on December 10

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present an interactive, fun and festive “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas” event on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.    

Local museums get into the holiday spirit in December!

Local museums get into the holiday spirit in December!

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. In December, many of the nearly 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of holiday-related events and activities, a sampling of which includes the following:

Twinkling Tractors at the California Agriculture Museum – Now thru December