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    Sketch It

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 23, 2014

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    Visitors ages five and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month. No experience is necessary, and all supplies are provided.

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    Mammoth Mayhem

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    November 22 - November 23, 2014

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    Mammoth Mayhem is taking place this weekend at the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center. The Blast from the Past exhibit features dinosaurs, fossils, rocks, and crystals. The classroom...more

    Gobble, Gobble Days

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    November 24 - November 26, 2014

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    It’s that time of year to pay homage to our fine feathered friend—the turkey. Bring your friends and family to the museum this week for some Thanksgiving fun. There is a turkey table...more

    Member Appreciation Mornings

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    November 8 - November 29, 2014

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    Stroll around the zoo before they open to the public on four consecutive Saturdays in November! Enjoy free rides on the Zoo Train and Conservation Carousel and a 20 percent discount in the Zoofari...more

    Oncorhynchus Encore

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    November 29, 2014

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    Join a naturalist for a stroll to the American River in hopes of catching a glimpse of the migrating salmon. Learn about these amazing anadromous fish and their remarkable life cycle.


    Indian Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair

    Presented by State Indian Museum at State Indian Museum, Sacramento

    November 28 - November 29, 2014

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    In honor of Native American Heritage Month -- and just in time for holiday shopping -- the highly anticipated Indian Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair is here. Guests will enjoy shopping for...more

    Selling the Dream: Sacramento’s Early Car Dealers (September-November)

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    September 1 - November 30, 2014

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    The upcoming rotating exhibit, Selling the Dream: Sacramento’s Early Car Dealers, will take visitors back in time to the ways that automobiles were sold in Sacramento and the...more

    Dig It! The Secrets of Soil (September-November)

    Presented by The California Museum at California Museum, Sacramento

    September 1 - November 30, 2014

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    Journey into the skin of the earth to discover the amazing world of soils in the exhibit Dig It! The Secrets of Soil. Developed by the Soil Science Society of America and designed by the...more

    Crocker Holiday Artisan Market 2014

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum and Creative Arts League of Sacramento at Scottish Rite Center, Sacramento

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

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    The Crocker is delighted to again partner with the Creative Arts League of Sacramento to bring you the opportunity to shop for distinctive, one-of-a-kind treasures at the annual three-day Crocker...more

    Turkey Vultures

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    November 30, 2014

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    What bird is truly bald-headed? These relatives of the condor and stork are intelligent, family-oriented and playful! Learn how these birds are important to our ecosystem and take a hike to try...more

    Paper Drop Decoration

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

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    Have fun this weekend by making a keepsake holiday decoration. Kids Age 12 and under will enjoy constructing a paper drop ornament. Hang it in the house to remind you of your day at the Discovery...more

    The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA (October-November)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    October 12 - November 30, 2014

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    The tumultuous period following World War II provided fertile ground for a generation of Japanese photographers who responded to societal upheaval by creating a new visual language dubbed...more

    Arte Mexicano: Legacy of the Masters (October-November)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    October 12 - November 30, 2014

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    This exhibition showcases the ideals, individualism, and intertwining artistic lives of 20th-century Mexican artists. Composed of 30 paintings by more than 20 artists, the exhibition highlights...more

    All Aboard for Story Time (October-December)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    October 6 - December 1, 2014

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    Let the California State Railroad Museum help introduce and foster the love of reading for your little ones! With exciting locomotives and railroad exhibits as visual backdrops, this interactive...more

    Lunch and Learn

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 2, 2014

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    Join an in-depth examination of Remedios Varo's "Vampiros Vegetarianos", which will be facilitated by a docent guide. Before or after the 30-minute talk, take time to enjoy lunch at...more

    Artful Tot

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 2, 2014

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    Toddlers explore art-making with different materials and in new ways, from printmaking and color mixing to clay and fabric. Adults learn how to encourage experimentation and self-expression while...more

    Sound Advice: Holiday Edition

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum and Capital Public Radio at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 4, 2014

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    Join the hosts of Capital Public Radio’s “Sound Advice” for an evening of holiday music edification. Host Beth Ruyak and all of your favorite “Sound Advice”...more

    Tinker

    Presented by Benvenuti Performing Arts Center at Benvenuti Performing Arts Center, Sacramento

    December 4 - December 6, 2014

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    The Visual Arts Department presents "Tinker", an interactive art experience in the Benvenuti Theater and Gallery. Take a journey through their interactive installations where you will...more

    All Nations Native Craft Fair

    Presented by Maidu Museum & Historic Site

    December 6, 2014

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    Do your holiday shopping at the All Nations Native Craft Fair! Peruse contemporary jewelry, basketry, handmade crafts, and more. There will be over 20 Native American artisans from California...more

    Orion First Flight Viewing Event

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

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    The Discovery Museum is hosting an Orion first flight viewing event to celebrate the first test flight of NASA’s new spacecraft, Orion. Enjoy themed, hands-on activities, weet JPL Solar...more

    Preschool Program

    Presented by Roseville Utility Exploration Center at Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Roseville

    December 11, 2014

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    Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector! Drop in for free hands-on crafts, fun and discovery. Created specifically with preschoolers in mind, this program offers engaging and age...more

    A Simple Emigrant Christmas

    Presented by Sutter's Fort State Historic Park at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, Sacramento

    December 13, 2014

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    Join at Sutter’s Fort for this special seasonal event. In John Sutter’s day, people from around the world passed through the gates, each with their own customs and traditions for the...more

    Historic Folsom Holiday Home Tour

    Presented by Folsom Historic Society/Murer House Foundation at Historic Old Folsom, Folsom

    December 12 - December 13, 2014

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    The 2014 Historic Folsom Holiday Home Tour features nine charming historic sites decorated for the holidays, a lovely art and hand-crafted holiday gift boutique at the Murer House, musical...more

    Holiday Magic

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    December 13, 2014

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    Bundle up the family and come enjoy the holiday season at the Zoo!

    The Zoofari Market will be open at 10am for Sacramento Zoo Member shopping. Members recieve a 25% discount with their...more

    Save the Frogs with Michael Starkey

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    December 11 - December 13, 2014

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    Amphibian populations around the world are declining at an alarming rate. Nearly one third of the world's amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. Up to 200 species have completely...more

    New on View Tours (December)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 4 - December 13, 2014

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    Never the same tour twice, the "New on View Tour" dives into the Crocker Art Museum’s latest special exhibitions and newest works of art.


    Christmas Memories at the Mansion

    at Governor's Mansion State Historic Park, Sacramento

    December 6 - December 13, 2014

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    On two special Saturdays in December, the community is invited to tour the majestic Governor’s Mansion! Delight in elaborate holiday decorations, festive live holiday music, children’s...more

    Generations of Technology

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    December 14, 2014

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    California Automobile Museum's December tour will be led by docent Neil Lubin. Join as Neil discusses automotive technology and its adoption-- or lack thereof-- by the public. How people react...more

    All I Want for Christmas is Clean Air

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

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    Join Breathe California as they explore Sacramento’s air quality. Join for the family feature to learn how you and your family can keep your holidays green. Children are invited to...more

    Old Sacramento Underground Tours (November-December)

    Presented by Historic Old Sacramento Foundation/Sacramento History Museum at Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento

    November 1 - December 14, 2014

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    Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento’s underground has long been the capital’s best-kept secret.  Underground tour visitors have the unique opportunity to...more

    Wee Wednesday

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 3 - December 17, 2014

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    Bring your little one and yourself to this gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5. The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30am and 11am. This program takes place...more

    History Happy Hour and Trivia

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Museum at Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

    December 17, 2014

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    Let history make you happy! As part of the extended-hours program presented by the CA State Railroad Museum and Sacramento History Museum, the Sacramento Children's Museum is hosting a special...more

    Polar Express Train Rides (SOLD OUT)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    November 28 - December 21, 2014

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    Experience the magic of a train ride based on The Polar Express, the classic children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. Come in your jammies and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while...more

    Holiday Scents

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 20 - December 21, 2014

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    You are familiar with the sights and sounds of the holidays, but this weekend we are focusing on the scents! Sniff out the smell stations to test your nose on some mystery holiday aromas. Kids...more

    Polar Express Holiday Drop-Off

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Museum at Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

    December 22, 2014

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    Need time to sneak away from the kids for some last minute holiday shopping? Sacramento Children's Museum is offering a Polar Express themed Holiday Drop-Off Night for you! Drop off your...more

    PJ Party Christmas Eve

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    December 24, 2014

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    Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Zoo where you don't even have to change out of your pajamas! That's right, admission is free and everyone will be in their best pjs.


    Holiday Tangram Puzzles

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 22 - December 24, 2014

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    Get in the holiday spirit by completing some tangram challenges. The tangram is a puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form pictures. The objective of the...more

    Shark Attack!

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 26 - December 28, 2014

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    It’s shark weekend at the Discovery Museum! Get ready to learn about the largest prehistoric shark, Megalodon! See our Family Feature at noon and 2pm to learn about a variety of modern day...more

    Highlight Tours

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 6 - December 28, 2014

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    Visitors will discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection in this introductory tour of the Museum.

    Note: Tours meet at the Museum Admission Desk. No registration is...more

    Under the Oaks Kids Camps

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    December 22 - December 30, 2014

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    Effie Yeaw now offers December nature camps for kids during Winter school holidays! There are camps for 5-year olds and then 6-11 year olds. Choose from these topics:

    For 5...more

    California State Parks 150 Years Exhibit (October-December)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    October 1 - December 31, 2014

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    Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of California State Parks in 2014, the exhibit will feature compelling and diverse historic images of parks along with a variety of cultural and...more

    Creative Images: John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Exhibition (September-December)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    September 1 - December 31, 2014

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    Visitors to the California State Railroad Museum will be delighted to feast their eyes on award-winning photographs from all over the world recognized in the 2013 John E. Gruber Creative...more

    American Journeys: Travel Posters from Railroading’s Golden Age Exhibit (September-December)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    September 21 - December 31, 2014

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    California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to display a special exhibit titled “American Journeys: Travel Posters from Railroading’s Golden Age.”...more

    New Year’s Banner

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 29 - December 31, 2014

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    Make the end of 2014 memorable by visiting the Discovery Museum with family and friends. Explore exhibits, a nature walk and the craft room. Kids 12 and younger color and assemble a New Year...more

    Noon Year’s Eve: A Free Family Festival

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 31, 2014

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    This year the Crocker says “bienvenido” to 2015 with a high-energy New Year’s extravaganza that celebrates its current exhibition of Latino artists from around the world....more

    Ducks in Scopes

    Presented by Cosumnes River Preserve at Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center, Galt

    October 18, 2014 - January 1, 2015

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    Join for a great trip for families, youth groups, and beginning birders. Don’t forget to stop by the Cosumnes River Preserve and check out “Ducks In Scopes”, where Preserve...more

    American River College Fine Arts Club Annual Art Exhibit

    Presented by American River College at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015

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    Join the American River College (ARC) Fine Arts Club for an annual celebration of artwork created by its members. The ARC Fine Arts Club was established in 2007 with the primary mission to create...more

    Art Exhibit: Calling All Coyotes (October-January)

    Presented by Maidu Museum & Historic Site at Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville

    October 25, 2014 - January 6, 2015

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    The new multimedia exhibit “Calling All Coyotes 2014”, features new works from California Indian and regional artists Tiffany Adams, Dugan Aguilar, Ben Aleck, Shonna Alexander, Jack...more

    Art Exhibit: Fixing the Earth:NOW!

    Presented by Maidu Museum & Historic Site at Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville

    October 18, 2014 - January 6, 2015

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    “Fixing the Earth: NOW!” is an art exhibition exploring the world renewal ceremonies of the Hupa, Karuk, Tolowa, Yurok, Wiyot, and Ts’nungwe of northwest California. Today, Fix...more

    California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (November-January)

    Presented by California State Parks Dept. of Parks & Recreation at California State Capitol Museum, Sacramento

    November 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

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    The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were the golden age for great world’s fair expositions. The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was no exception. Before...more

    See That Lonesome Whistle Blow Exhibit (November-January)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    November 21, 2014 - January 31, 2015

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    More than 50 steam train-themed mass market items, collectible objects and related artifacts will be on display as part of the new exhibit designed to demonstrate and reflect the widespread nature...more

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