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    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 natural history objects of importance to State Parks.

    The 150th anniversary exhibit will be located in the front lobby of the Railroad Museum--North America’s most popular railroad museum--and will offer an ...more



    Kids and Company Gallery Adventure (December)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 7 - December 21, 2014

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    Wildly amusing and surprisingly educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages 5 and older (and the adults who tag along with them) in a fun and playful manner.


    Crocker History Tour (December)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 21, 2014

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    Learn about the Crocker family and the era during which they lived as you journey back in time on this history-infused gallery tour.


    Sunday Crafternoon

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 21, 2014

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    This monthly gathering will inspire your family’s creativity and help you enjoy quality time together. Make simple crafts that celebrate the season, using a variety of beautiful...more

    Winter Wonders

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

    December 21, 2014

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    Winter is finally here! To celebrate take a stroll with a naturalist in our own winter wonderland and discover the gifts of nature. Space is limited and sign-ups will be allowed taken the day of...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

    Holiday Edition Sketch It

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 23, 2014

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    Visitors ages 5 and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month.

    Note: No experience necessary, and...more

    Christmas Eve PJ Party

    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

    The Sound of Music Sing-Along

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 26, 2014

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    Out with the fa-la-la and in with the do-re-mi! Now a Sacramento tradition, the can’t-miss The Sound of Music Sing-Along returns for its third year with costume contests, door prizes,...more

    Rockin' Robins

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

    December 27, 2014

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    Bring your binoculars and a keen ear as you join a naturalist to discover who’s preparing for winter in the preserve. Birdwatchers of all levels welcomed!

    Note: Space is limited and...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

    Sketch It (December)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 28, 2014

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    Visitors ages 5 and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month.

    Note: No experience necessary, and...more

    Nature's Clean-Up Crew

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

    December 28, 2014

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    Turkey vultures, insects, and fungi are nature's clean-up crew. Hit the trails in search of the creatures that do the dirty work to make our world a more pleasant place.

    Note: Space is...more

    Under the Oaks Kids Camps (December)

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

    December 22 - December 30, 2014

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    Effie Yeaw Nature Center's Under the Oaks Kids Camps give children ages 5 and 6-11 the opportunity to experience, discover and explore the great outdoors! Each camp is focused on different...more

    Holiday Edition Art Blast

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 30, 2014

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    A different work of art provides the inspiration for a memorable art-making activity for families with children ages 7 to 12. Families are welcome to drop in anytime during this special holiday...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

    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

    Food Drive at the Zoo

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    November 1 - December 31, 2014

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    During the holiday season bring a non-perishable food item when you visit the Zoo and receive a dollar off your admission. The Zoo will raise donations for River City Food Bank with your support....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

    New Year's Stroll

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

    January 3, 2015

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    Join a naturalist for the first guided hike of the year! You may hear the splash of a fish, the call of a circling hawk, or you might even spot the ruby red head of an acorn woodpecker. You never...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

    Animal Tracks and Signs

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

    January 4, 2015

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    There are many animal-made signs in the woods that reveal who has used the trail before you. Become a nature detective and search for some animal tracks, scat and sign in the Nature...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

    Preschool Program

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

    January 8, 2015

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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

    Gardening Workshop: Advance Composting

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

    January 10, 2015

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    This course is designed for the experienced composter. Topics cover include “hot composting”, the carbon/nitrogen ratio, harvesting techniques, vermicomposting and compost tea.


    Frog or Toad

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

    January 10, 2015

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    What's the difference between frogs and toads? Meet some amphibious creatures up close and find out!

    Note: Space is limited. Sign-ups will be taken the day of the event.


    Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 21, 2014 - January 11, 2015

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    Drawn from the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition explores the idea that we are "a nation of immigrants" by considering the varied contributions of Latino...more

    Nature's Symphony

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

    January 11, 2015

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    Take a guided hike and discover the sounds of nature.


    Winter Blues Bash

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

    January 17, 2015

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    Build your own bluebird vacation home and learn about the good, the bad, and the buggy through activities designed to encourage a healthy habitat. Enjoy bug viewers, puppets, and a variety of...more

    Birding for Families

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

    January 17, 2015

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    Bring the family out to join special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society for a birding walk. Birdwatchers of all levels welcomed! Bring your binoculars or the Center can lend you a...more

    Black-Tailed Deer

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

    January 18, 2015

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    The bucks are in their winter glory, with beautiful antler crowns. Grab your binoculars (or borrow some) and catch a closer look at the black-tailed deer in their oak woodland...more

    Nor-Cal Snakes

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

    January 24, 2015

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    Slither on in for a special presentation by Lynne Tolman from the Northern California Herpetological Society. Try to...more

    Mighty Meta-Morphin' Monarchs

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

    January 25, 2015

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    Come in for a special program all about the amazing Monarch butterflies. Learn about their lifecycle, their remarkable migrations, where they are wintering, and take some plant seeds home to make...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

    Critter Close-Up

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

    January 31, 2015

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    Get eye-to-eye with one of our furry, scaly, or feathered residents.


    The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA (December-February)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 1, 2014 - February 1, 2015

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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 (December-February)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 1, 2014 - February 1, 2015

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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

    17th Annual Sacramento Museum Day

    Presented by Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau at Downtown Sacramento, Sacramento

    February 7, 2015

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    Sacramento Museum Day, a popular Sacramento cultural tradition, is designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history,...more

    Dig It! The Secrets of Soil (December-March)

    Presented by The California Museum at California Museum, Sacramento

    December 1, 2014 - March 29, 2015

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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

    American Journeys: Travel Posters from Railroading’s Golden Age Exhibit (January-March)

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

    January 1 - March 31, 2015

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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

    California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (February-April)

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

    February 1 - April 24, 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 (February-April)

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

    February 1 - April 30, 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

    American Journeys: Travel Posters from Railroading’s Golden Age Exhibit (April-May)

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

    April 1 - May 31, 2015

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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

    See That Lonesome Whistle Blow Exhibit (May-July)

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

    May 1 - July 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

    See That Lonesome Whistle Blow Exhibit (August-November)

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

    August 1 - November 6, 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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