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    MUSEUMS

    18th Annual Sacramento Museum Day

    Presented by Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) at Downtown Sacramento, Sacramento

    February 6, 2016

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    To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, twenty-six local museums will offer free or half-priced admission during the 18th Annual Sacramento Museum Day. Coordinated by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and the ...more



    River Stroll

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

    February 6, 2016

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    Take a guided hike along the American river and enjoy the sights and sounds of this special ecosystem.


    Story Time

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

    February 7, 2016

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    Join a Naturalist for some tantalizing tales of creatures, people, and nature.


    Apatosaur Adventure

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    February 7, 2016

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    Visit the Blast from the Past! exhibit with loads of rocks, crystals, fossils, and dinosaurs for you to explore. Study the ferocious meat eaters and the massive plant-eaters of the...more

    Art Mix: Zodiac

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 11, 2016

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    Are you ready for an absolutely cosmic party? For the first time ever, the Crocker Art Museum is presenting a lunar/Chinese New Year celebration, inspired by the blockbuster installation of Ai...more

    Preschool Planet Protectors

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

    February 11, 2016

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    Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector. Drop in to learn more about wastewater. Created specifically with preschoolers in mind, this program offers engaging and age...more

    Little Peeps: Birds

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    February 11 - February 12, 2016

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    The Little Peeps classes are two-hours long and designed for children (ages 3-5) with a caregiver. Each class will focus on a different theme and will include a mini lesson, fun craft,...more

    Oh, Deer

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

    February 13, 2016

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    Hit the trails and see what the local deer population is up to as winter comes to an end.


    The Untold Story Screening

    Presented by Northern California Time of Remembrance at California Museum, Sacramento

    February 13, 2016

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    Presented by the Northern California Time of Remembrance committee of the Japanese American Citizens League, this special event features a...more

    Biodiversity Museum Day

    Presented by UC Davis at University of California, Davis (UC Davis), Davis

    February 13, 2016

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    The University of California, Davis is set to celebrate its fifth annual Biodiversity Museum Day. The public is invited to explore various fields of biology through UC Davis’...more

    Rain Forest Visions

    at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 19, 2015 - February 14, 2016

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    The Canelos Quichua-speaking people of eastern Ecuador make the finest traditional ceramics to be found in Amazonian South America, a practice deeply embedded in their history, culture, and...more

    The Age of Albrecht Dürer

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 1, 2015 - February 14, 2016

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    This exhibition of German drawings is centered on Albrecht Dürer and his world, seen in a selection from the best drawings collection in France outside the Louvre. A central figure of Renaissance...more

    Classical Concert: The Saturday Club Presents Scholarship Winners

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 14, 2016

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    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with music at the Museum. Each year, the Saturday Club, the oldest musical organization in...more

    Critter Corner: Valentine's Day Edition

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

    February 14, 2016

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    Get eye to eye with one of the Center's loveable slimy, scaly, or feathered residents. Show some love as you construct hand-made Valentines to be displayed on their enclosures.


    Valentines Day Photoshoot

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    February 14, 2016

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    You get to have a photographer shoot you and your loved one in the museum's Metropolitan. There will be hot chocolate sales as well.


    Have a Heart Weekend

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    February 13 - February 15, 2016

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    The Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus is putting a science twist on Valentine’s Day—the science of the heart. Learn about this important organ through different hands-on...more

    Art Service Group Evaluation Day

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 16, 2016

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    The Art Service Group (ASG) will sponsor an evaluation day focusing on paintings, Asian art, art glass, pottery, sculpture, old costume jewelry, and decorative arts. These informal appraisals...more

    Two Rivers Music Together Class

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

    February 2 - February 16, 2016

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    Come sing and dance with Two Rivers Music Together! This 30-minute class includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play.


    Lunar New Year Activities

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

    February 17, 2016

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    Celebrate Lunar New Year - the year of the Monkey - with art, stories, food, and music activities. Musician Khulan Hood will be a special guest. She will perform on the khuuchir, a...more

    Friends of the California Archives Speaker Series: Jennifer Robin Terry

    Presented by Friends of the California Archives

    February 18, 2016

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    Much ado has been made about the patriotic droves of American women who entered the workforce during World War II. Less well known, however, is the fact that...more

    Beat by Beat: Poetry in the Gallery

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 18, 2016

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    At the same time and place that the Bay Area Figurative artists were working – midcentury San Francisco and the surrounding area – another artistic movement was taking shape: The Beats....more

    And Bring to Bloom the Flowers Exhibition

    at Sacramento State (CSUS) - University Union Gallery, Sacramento

    January 25 - February 18, 2016

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    Mustafa Shaheen was born in 1985, in Egypt. He moved to the United States at the age of eleven. The idea of empathy is interesting to...more

    Art Education for Early Learners

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 20, 2016

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    Presented in conjunction with the Crocker’s All About Families initiative, you're welcomed to explore three core principals of early childhood art education: looking is lovely, process...more

    Birding for Families

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

    February 20, 2016

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    Bring the family out for a birding and nature walk led by a naturalist and our special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon...more

    Beary Special Winter Dance Party

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

    February 20, 2016

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    Children with special needs and their families and friends are invited to dance the night away and enjoy museum play. Light refreshments will be served.


    Hands on History: By Land and By Sea

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

    February 20, 2016

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    Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls and gates plus have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1840s to understand the two...more

    Black History Month Celebration: A Family Festival

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 21, 2016

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    This year, the Crocker’s annual Black History Month Celebration is honoring mavericks, innovators, and nightingales. With a host of live performances, hands-on activities, mini-talks, and a...more

    Whoo, What, When, Where, How: Owls

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

    February 21, 2016

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    Uncover the mysteries of owls: what they eat, where they sleep, how they find food, and more. You will also get a close-up look at a live owl.


    Mammoth Mayhem

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    February 20 - February 21, 2016

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    Mammoth mayhem is taking place this weekend at the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus. The Blast from the Past! exhibit features dinosaurs, fossils, rocks, and...more

    Leo's Tales Story Time (February)

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

    February 2 - February 23, 2016

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    Get ready to read every Tuesday! The museum will be exploring a different story every week and would love for you to join them.


    Baby Bloomers Story Time (February)

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

    February 3 - February 24, 2016

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    Every Wednesday morning, the museum hosts its interactive story time, specially tailored for the museum's youngest visitors -- infants and toddlers. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join...more

    New on View Tour (Jan-Feb)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    January 7 - February 25, 2016

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


    Cultural Connections: Philippines

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

    February 4 - February 25, 2016

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    A weekly class exploring cultures from all over the world. This month's country is the Philippines!


    Documentary Film and Talk: Ai Weiwei in Focus

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 27, 2016

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    Join in for a deep-dive into the work and life of artist, dissident, and political activist Ai Weiwei, with screenings of documentaries and a...more

    Birds of Winter

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

    January 6 - February 27, 2016

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    Whereas some of our birds such as swallows, flycatchers, and warblers do migrate south for the winter, many more birds flock to the Sacramento region to spend the winter. Cranes, ducks, geese,...more

    Critters of the American River

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

    February 27, 2016

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    Do know how to tell the differences between reptiles, mammals, and birds? Learn all about local wildlife by examining skulls, furs, feathers, and even live animals up close.


    Future Engineers Clay Modeling

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    February 27, 2016

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    Did you know that, for generations, automakers have used run-of-the-mill modeling clay to design their rolling masterpieces? Even now when it comes to designing high tech cars, the automobile...more

    Nature Explorers: Snow and Ice

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    February 27, 2016

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    Get wild about nature at the Sacramento Zoo! Thanks to a grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoo is excited to offer a new way for young nature explorers and their grownups to...more

    Highlight Tour (Jan-Feb)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    January 2 - February 28, 2016

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    Discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection in this introductory tour of the Museum.


    Pipevine Preview

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

    February 28, 2016

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    Come learn about this oddly beautiful California native that’s the host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly. Join a Naturalist on a hike to see if any “Dutchman’s Pipe” is...more

    Engineering Antics

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    February 27 - February 28, 2016

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    If your child likes to build, this is the perfect event for them. Help the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus celebrate the 65th anniversary of National Engineering Week. Little...more

    Leap Day at the Zoo

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    February 29, 2016

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    Celebrate Leap Day at the Sacramento Zoo. Enjoy Keeper Chats focused on the Zoo’s greatest leapers, visit EdZOOcation Stations and become a Zoo Parent with a great package deal on one of...more

    Lunch and Learn: Portrait of Anne Vallayer-Coster

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    March 1, 2016

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    Join an in-depth examination of “Portrait of Anne Vallayer-Coster” by Alexandre Roslin. Before or after the 30-minute gallery conversation, take time to enjoy lunch at the Crocker Cafe by...more

    VISIONARY: James Workman and the Heart of Dryness

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    March 3, 2016

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    “We don’t govern water. Water governs us,” writes award-winning journalist and drought expert James Workman. Hear from Workman, author of Heart of Dryness, as he discusses how...more

    Artist to Artist: Chester Arnold on Diebenkorn’s Body of Work

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    March 5, 2016

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    In honor of the exhibition Back to Life: Bay Area Figurative...more

    Art Service Group Evaluation Day

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    March 8, 2016

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    The Art Service Group (ASG) will sponsor an evaluation day focusing on paintings, Asian art, art glass, pottery, sculpture, old costume jewelry, and decorative arts. These informal appraisals...more

    Art Mix: Vaudeville

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    March 10, 2016

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    Ladies, gentlemen, and lovelies, step right up for the Art Mix of all Art Mixes. Do you fancy burlesque? How about a bag of laughs? Perhaps a trick up your sleeve? Join the fun, or just come to...more

    Through the Trees Exhibit

    Presented by Gallery at 48 Natoma at Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom

    January 22 - March 10, 2016

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    Whispering leaves seem like they could rustle in the wind, but are actually made of soft fabric. Fragile bird’s nests laid with paper-thin leaves and the most delicate egg shells, and rough tree...more

    Art Rx

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    March 12, 2016

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    Individuals with chronic pain, along with family/caregivers, are invited to enjoy docent-facilitated group conversations about select pieces of art. The goal of Art Rx is to encourage positive...more

    A is For Acorn Exhibit

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

    January 22 - March 12, 2016

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    This exhibit will feature original paintings by Lyn Risling from the children’s book, A is for Acorn, A California Indian...more

    Classical Concert: Jason Sia

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    March 13, 2016

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    In honor of the opening day of the exhibition Andy Warhol: Portraits, concert...more

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