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    New on View Tours (April)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 2 - April 23, 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.

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    Wacky Waterfowl Weekend

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

    April 18 - April 19, 2015

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    The California Waterfowl Association invites you to explore the wondrous wings of waterfowl by learning how to identify birds using their...more

    Vernal Pools Guided Hike

    Presented by Cosumnes River Preserve

    April 4 - April 19, 2015

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    The 7-mile Rancho Seco Howard Ranch Trail is a hiker's paradise (those that are interested in a shorter hike can turn around at the 2 mile marker near the last Vernal Pools, for a 4 mile...more

    Traders’ Faire: California’s First Mall

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

    April 17 - April 19, 2015

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    California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present this vibrant, educational, and fun three-day event. Offered just once a year, this lively and highly...more

    All Aboard for Story Time (April)

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

    April 6 - April 20, 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

    Watch a 1985 Ferrari 308 Get Detailed

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    April 19 - April 20, 2015

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    The 1985 Ferrari 308 that is on display at the California Automobile Museum will be getting professionally detailed! Come and see professionals in action in the museum, and interact with them to...more

    Meet Me at the Museum (April)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 21, 2015

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    Art observation and conversation serve as a gateway to memories and social interaction during this tour designed for visitors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.


    Gallery Bites (April)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 21, 2015

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    Whether you’re new to the Crocker or a frequent visitor who wants to learn more, the 30-minute Gallery Bites tour will offer you an in-depth view into one of the Museum’s galleries....more

    Baby Loves Art (April)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 21, 2015

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    Baby Loves Art engages babies (up to 18 months old) in a visually stimulating gallery walk and gives parents and caregivers a fun opportunity to connect with their babies and each other. All baby...more

    Children's Earth Day Celebration

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

    April 22, 2015

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    The Sacramento Children's Museum is partnering with Assemblyman Ken Cooley to host the Children's Earth Day Celebration. Attendees will enjoy interactive, Earth-friendly activities from...more

    Citizen Kane

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 23, 2015

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    The current exhibition Of Cottages and Castle: The Art...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

    Creative Art Class (April)

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

    April 3 - April 24, 2015

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


    Critter Close-Up (April)

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

    April 25, 2015

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


    Yomen: A Spring Celebration

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

    April 25, 2015

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    Celebrate and experience California Indian culture during Yomen: A Spring Celebration. Yomen is Maidu Museum's biggest event of the year! See tribal dancers, basket...more

    Just for Kids: Native American Book Sale

    Presented by State Indian Museum at State Indian Museum, Sacramento

    April 21 - April 25, 2015

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    Given the important role books and reading play in shaping the lives of youngsters, this is an important opportunity to provide education about Native American culture -- for now and for the...more

    In Focus: Legacy of an Enduring Spirit

    Presented by California Museum at California Museum, Sacramento

    April 25, 2015

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    Learn the stories behind the photographs of Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit in a presentation...more

    Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 1 - April 26, 2015

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    Between 1880 and 1910, Paris was a breeding ground for artistic and literary movements that came to define a shifting, complex society. Modernity took various forms, including the work of the...more

    California Missions: A Journey Along the El Camino Real

    at California Museum, Sacramento

    January 1 - April 26, 2015

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    This all-new exhibit explores the 21 religious and military outposts founded by Spanish Catholic missionaries of the Franciscan Order on “The Royal Road.”

    Beginning with...more

    Paris Blues Screening

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 26, 2015

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    A star-studded film, Paris Blues tells the tale of two expatriate jazz musicians (Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier) living...more

    Highlight Tours (April)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 4 - April 26, 2015

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


    Sketch It (April)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 26, 2015

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    Visitors (Ages 5 and up) can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month. No experience necessary and all supplies...more

    Hubble's 25th Anniversary

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

    April 25 - April 26, 2015

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    It’s time to celebrate! The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending back images of space for 25 years. Information gained from these pictures has changed mankind's knowledge of space and...more

    Save the Frogs Day

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

    April 26, 2015

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    Come celebrate Mother Earth by learning all about some of her most precious creatures, frogs. Come see the resident amphibians up close, learn how important they are in the web of life, and how...more

    Science Sundays

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

    April 5 - April 26, 2015

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


    Mather Vernal Pool Flower Walks

    Presented by Sacramento Splash

    April 12 - April 26, 2015

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    Join Sacramento Splash for a two-hour tour of the Mather Field vernal pools to explore this magic carpet of flowers. These unique wildflowers bloom only for a brief period in the...more

    Muscle Car Tune-Up Class

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    April 25 - April 26, 2015

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    This hands-on workshop is designed for those cars of the 1960s and 1970s. Topics include technical service tips on the cranking systems, engine condition, ignition and advance, base timing, fuel...more

    Leo's Tales Story Time (April)

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

    April 7 - April 28, 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.


    Tuesday Train Rides (April)

    Presented by Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    April 7 - April 28, 2015

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    All aboard! As an expansion of the weekday train ride program for local school groups, The California State Railroad Museum is now offering excursion train rides to the general public on...more

    Wee Wednesday (April)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 1 - April 29, 2015

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    Bring your little one and yourself to this gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5.

    Note: The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30am and 11am.


    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

    Wild Cheers Broke Loose: Sports in California

    Presented by California State Library at California State Library, Sacramento

    January 29 - April 30, 2015

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    This lobby exhibit will put the spotlight on sports in California from 1850s-1950s. Some of the highlights include: Sacramento Solons baseball; Oakland Giants, LA Bulldogs football; and photos...more

    Hatch/Dance Works in Progress

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 30, 2015

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    Enjoy an informal evening of contemporary dance. Back for its fourth year, Hatch is curated by Lorelei Bayne and features new and in-progress works by noted and emerging choreographers, including...more

    Atari Party

    Presented by Atari Party

    May 2, 2015

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    Atari Party is an annual hands-on exhibit of classic computers and retro video game systems. Local Atari enthusiasts will set up dozens of systems (with hundreds of games) for the public to come...more

    Heritage Lallapalooza

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

    May 2, 2015

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    The Folsom Historical Society and the Folsom Area Museums will present an opportunity to explore the various museums in the area. Each site will offer its own special activities and tours....more

    Kids & Company Gallery Adventure (May)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 3, 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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    Turtle Talk

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

    May 3, 2015

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    Let’s shell it out and explore these amazing reptiles. Find out what’s underneath the shell, where they come from, what kinds live in our area and meet live turtles...more

    Weather Fun for Everyone Festivities

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

    May 2 - May 3, 2015

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    In celebration of National Weather Observers Day, the Discovery Museum is having some weather-related fun. Learn about different weather phenomenon in our classroom. Make a shocking discovery with...more

    Lunch & Learn: Nuthatches and Iris

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 5, 2015

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    Join an in-depth examination of “Nuthatches and Iris” by William S. Rice. Before or after the 30-minute gallery talk, take time to enjoy lunch at the Crocker Cafe by ...more

    Artful Tot (May)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 5, 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

    Art Rx

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 9, 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

    The Lettered Life of a Mountain Maidu Woman: An Archival Portrait of Marie Mason Potts Exhibit

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

    March 21 - May 9, 2015

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    The “The Lettered Life of a Mountain Maidu Woman: An Archival Portrait of Marie Mason Potts” exhibit, curated Terri Castaneda, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at CSU...more

    Art and Artists of Folsom (April-May)

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

    April 1 - May 10, 2015

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    This event will feature art from artists of the Folsom area and art that features the Folsom area landscape.


    Classical Concert: Duo Tuo

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 10, 2015

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    Celebrate Mother’s Day with this French chamber music concert by Duo Tuo, featuring Elizabeth Coronata on flute and Beverly Wesner-Hoehn on harp. Known locally for performing with the...more

    Prelude Tours (May)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 10, 2015

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    Before a classical concert by Duo Tuo, enjoy a docent-led tour of the Museum’s...more

    Mother’s Day The Wildflower Way

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

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

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    Celebrate National Wildflower Week at the Discovery Museum! Plant your own wildflower seeds to take home and give to a special mom in your life. Spoil Mom with a picnic lunch on our grounds and...more

    3rd Annual Capitol Carrera

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

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    The 3rd Annual Capitol Carrera is a touring rally organized by classic car enthusiasts and supporters of the California Automobile Museum. This year’s Capitol Carrera is a tribute to touring...more

    Mother's Day at the California Automobile Museum

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    May 10, 2015

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    Hey momma! The California Automobile Museum wants to treat you to everything you deserve! On Mother’s Day, come and enjoy free admission and a mimosa on the house, and a photo...more

    Let’s Fix Our World by Charley Burns Exhibit

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

    February 21 - May 11, 2015

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    "Let’s Fix Our World by Charley Burns" is an exhibit of colorful pen and ink drawings that explore the relationship of humans to their brothers and sisters the plants and animals...more

    Art Service Group Evaluation Day

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 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 Mix: Bikes + Blues + Brews

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 14, 2015

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    Get up to speed for May is Bike Month and enjoy this mini-brewfest at the Crocker Cafe by...more

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