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    MUSEUMS

    Welcome to California: Cholera, Smallpox, Bubonic Plague, and Influenza

    Presented by Sierra Sacramento Valley Museum of Medical History at Museum of Medical History, Sacramento

    August 5, 2015

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    They came to California from all over the world to find a better life, and lost their lives. By sea and by foot, by horse, wagons, and trains, they brought their hopes and ambitions, but serial killers sailed, walked, and rode with them. The story of 19th and early 20th century California is one of triumph and tragedy. Cholera, smallpox, bubonic plague, and influenza all made their way to California. ...more



    Lunch & Learn (August)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    August 4, 2015

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    Join an in-depth examination of “Landscape for Baucis and Philemon,” by David...more

    Family Friday (June-August)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 19 - August 7, 2015

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    It’s summertime, so the Crocker kicks it up a notch with Family Friday! Join other families in the E. Kendell Davis Courtyard for performances, playtime, and art-making inspired by...more

    Classical Concert: Andrei Baumann

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    August 9, 2015

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    The art of Armin Hansen puts us face-to-face with the robust forces of nature, and pianist Andrei Baumann will...more

    Prelude Tour (August)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    August 9, 2015

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    Before the Classical Concert, enjoy a docent-led tour of the ...more

    Nature Story Time

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

    August 9, 2015

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    Come relax and enjoy some nature tales. This program recommended for children and those young at heart.


    Design a Planet

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

    August 8 - August 9, 2015

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    Visit the Space Quest! exhibit at the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center to learn about the solar system. Once you have the basics down, use your knowledge to design your own planet...more

    Beary Special Playdate (August)

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

    August 12, 2015

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    Beary Special Playdate is a monthly event for special needs children and their families. Join the Sacramento Children's Museum to enjoy all the museum activities and light...more

    Art Mix: Drag

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    August 13, 2015

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    Double drag cool: drag cars, drag kings, and drag queens. Rev your engines, this event is sure to be a wild summer night. Rock out to live music by the ...more

    Family Campout (August)

    Presented by Fairytale Town at Fairytale Town, Sacramento

    August 14, 2015

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    Spend the night in Fairytale Town’s storybook park. This exciting overnight adventure includes a theater performance, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories, and a...more

    Rattlesnakes: Myths and Truths

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

    August 13 - August 15, 2015

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    This fascinating lecture and field study where you will learn about the ecology and behavior of local rattlesnakes, myths, and bite prevention/treatment. Then join Mike Cardwell on Saturday to...more

    Ice Cream Safari

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    August 15, 2015

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    At the 31st annual Ice Cream Safari where you can get all-you-can-eat Baskin Robbins Ice Cream in cones, sundaes, and floats along with all-you-can-drink Coca-Cola beverages. Explore the 14-acre...more

    Kids and Company Gallery Adventure (August)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    August 1 - August 16, 2015

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

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    Bookworm Pencils

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

    August 15 - August 16, 2015

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    It is time to go back to school and the Museum is celebrating with a “bookworm” pencil craft. Color your worm and have it crawl up your new pencil. Have one more weekend of fun with...more

    Critter Corner

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

    August 16, 2015

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    Have you ever wondered where the animals in the Nature Center come from? Join in for this program to meet some critters and learn why these animals are unable to return to the wild.


    All Aboard for Story Time (August)

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

    August 3 - August 17, 2015

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    The ongoing All Aboard for Story Time reading program, introduced in 2014 by California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum, is offered on the first and third Monday of each...more

    Gallery Bites (August)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    August 18, 2015

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    Take an in-depth look at the Crocker’s Southwestern pottery collection during this 30-minute tour. Learn fascinating details about a different gallery each month.


    Jazz Night: Ron Moton and Cynthia Douglas

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    August 20, 2015

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    Curated and hosted by Vivian Lee, regional jazz matriarch and aficionado, Jazz Night makes the Crocker Art Museum the cool place...more

    Campfires at Maidu Museum (July-August)

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

    July 17 - August 21, 2015

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    Sit under the stars at this outdoor amphitheater to enjoy native stories around the campfire every 3rd Friday of the month. They will provide roasting sticks and marshmallows for a sweet...more

    ARTomotive Photography Class

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    August 22, 2015

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    Cameras and cars seem to go together, don’t they? Whether it’s aiding a sale, documenting restoration, or simply capturing the beautiful design of a vehicle; photography plays an important...more

    Skye is the Limit

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

    August 22, 2015

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    Come to the Nature Center to meet resident red-shouldered hawk, Skye. Take a peek into the amazing world of birds of prey that live in and around the Nature Center.


    Friction Fun

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

    August 22 - August 23, 2015

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    Kids can have fun with friction by taking the museum's “race cars” for a test drive down four different ramps made with different surfaces. Time your car for each heat and discover how...more

    Nature’s Gifts

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

    August 23, 2015

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    Spend a morning in the Maidu village crafting an abalone necklace inspired by nature's beauty and Valley Nisenan Maidu traditions.


    Leo's Tales Story Time (August)

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

    August 4 - August 25, 2015

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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 (August)

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

    August 5 - August 26, 2015

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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

    Makin’ Tracks: Sacramento to Reno

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

    August 27, 2015

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    Shirley Burman will present a history rich lecture and photographic journey that covers both time and distance from Sacramento...more

    New on View Tour (August)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    August 6 - August 27, 2015

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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.


    Conversations on Public Art

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Cafe, Sacramento

    August 27, 2015

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    The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC) and the Crocker are partnering to inspire discussion about public art in the...more

    Creative Art Class (August)

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

    August 7 - August 28, 2015

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    Join Miss Cayla to experience art in a new way. Weekly art projects have been designed using recycled materials.


    Those Wacky Woodpeckers

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

    August 29, 2015

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    Woodpeckers are instantly recognizable by their unique behavior of pecking vertically on trees and poles, but how much do you really know about these outstanding birds? The Nature...more

    Highlight Tour (August)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    August 1 - August 30, 2015

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


    Balloon Rocket Racing

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

    August 29 - August 30, 2015

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    Space Quest! has been refreshed and new additions have been made. Visit the museum to enjoy the improved exhibit full of space, physics, and science. Children are invited to engineer a...more

    Wet and Wild Pond Animals

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

    August 30, 2015

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    Splashing, skimming, swishing, and swimming; what are all those critters in the water? Meet and learn about aquatic critters found near ponds and rivers.


    Science Sundays (August)

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

    August 2 - August 30, 2015

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    Join Team Leo for science activities and experiments throughout the day.


    A Shift in Power: Railroad History Meets Changing Technology (June-August)

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

    June 26 - August 31, 2015

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    California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut an interactive and new STEM (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Learning Experience...more

    Mustang vs. Camaro (June-August)

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    June 20 - August 31, 2015

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    Has there ever been a rivalry more discussed, more analyzed, or more enjoyed than the Ford Mustang versus the Chevrolet Camaro? Come and decide for yourself which car deserves your loyalty and...more

    Toy Train Month

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

    August 1 - August 31, 2015

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    In recognition of Toy Train month in August, an entirely new selection of Buddy “L” toys – never before displayed at the Museum -- will be introduced as part of the Small...more

    Artful Tot (Sept)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 1, 2015

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    Every month, toddlers explore art-making with different materials in new ways, from printmaking and color mixing to clay and fabric. Adults learn how to encourage experimentation and...more

    Lunch & Learn: Thanks unto Thee, Oh Lord

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 1, 2015

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    Join an in-depth examination of “Thanks unto Thee, Oh Lord,” by Armin Hansen....more

    Courtyard Classic Film Series

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 4 - September 3, 2015

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    This summer spend time at the Crocker Art Museum to check out some classic films as part of their Courtyard Classic Film Series. The first Thursday of each month the Crocker will be screening...more

    Thursday Night at the Museums 2015 (California State Railroad Museum)

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

    May 28 - September 3, 2015

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    Back by popular demand the California State Railroad Museum is proud to announce extended summer hours on Thursday evenings as part of a special Thursday Night at the Museums program running from...more

    Courtyard Classic Film Series: The Sea Hawk

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 3, 2015

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    This summer, the Crocker takes inspiration from the exhibitions David Ligare:...more

    Happy Hearts Healthy Eating Day

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

    September 5, 2015

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    Happy Hearts Healthy Eating Day is an all-day event that promotes healthy eating and good exercise habits for Museum attendees. Visit the museum for lots of nutrition and fitness...more

    36th Annual Vintage Quilt and Fashion Exhibit

    Presented by Folsom Historical Society/Folsom History Museum at Folsom History Museum, Folsom

    June 6 - September 6, 2015

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    Hot Fads and Cool Trends in Cloth is this year’s theme for the popular summer quilt and clothing show in the Wells Fargo Gallery at Folsom History Museum. Antique quilts in...more

    Museums On Us (July-September)

    Presented by The California Museum at California Museum, Sacramento

    July 4 - September 6, 2015

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    Present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and picture ID on Saturday or Sunday of the first full weekend of every month to receive one free general...more

    Paint Your Wagon Outdoor Movie (Gold Rush Days)

    Presented by Old Sacramento Business Association at Old Sacramento State Historic Park, Sacramento

    September 5 - September 6, 2015

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    As part of Gold Rush Days, Old Sacramento Business Association and Steamers Bakery and Cafe are...more

    Gold Rush Days

    Presented by Old Sacramento Business Association and Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau at Old Sacramento, Sacramento

    September 4 - September 7, 2015

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    This unique Sacramento heritage event features a wide variety of crowd-favorite entertainment, all free to experience and enjoy.  The wildly fun and free heritage celebration offers a variety...more

    Free Family Festival: Little Buckaroos Day

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 7, 2015

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    Families with young children will have a yee-haw time at this 5th annual celebration of Gold Rush...more

    Art Mix: Crocker-Con

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 10, 2015

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    Bust out your cape and tights because Crocker-Con is back. The Crocker is bringing out 30 comic books and podcasts for this wildly fun and quirky Art Mix. Meet local comic book artists and...more

    Art Service Group Evaluation Day

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 12, 2015

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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 Rx (Sept)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 12, 2015

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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

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