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    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 balloon rocket that can race against others. Will you be NASA’s next rocket designer?

    Note: Admission also includes Nature Discovery Room and a planetarium show at 1pm and 3pm (for ages 4 and older ...more



    Leo's Birthday Bash

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

    August 28, 2015

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    The Sacramento Children's Museum is celebrating its fourth birthday with a big party. Join the Museum for dance parties, painted faces, games, and prizes galore.


    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.


    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.


    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

    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

    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

    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 2015

    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

    Space Elevator Spectacular

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

    September 5 - September 7, 2015

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    Let your future astronaut dream about the future of space travel this weekend at the Discovery Museum. With advancements in nano technology, the idea of a space elevator is becoming more...more

    Two Rivers Music Together Class

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

    September 9, 2015

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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.


    Beary Special Playdate (Sept)

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

    September 9, 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: 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

    Planet Protector Preschool Program (September)

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

    September 10, 2015

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    Inspire your child to be a future planet protector! Drop in on the second Thursday of the month in September for free hands-on crafts, fun, and discovery. Created specifically with preschoolers in...more

    Community Mission: Rendezvous with a Comet

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

    September 11, 2015

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    Experience the wonder of space exploration. This Challenger Learning Center Simulated Space Mission launches you on an exciting voyage of discovery. See what it is like to work for NASA while...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

    Sacramento Play Summit

    Presented by Fairytale Town and Sacramento Public Library at Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, Sacramento

    September 12, 2015

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    Play is the most important work of childhood. The third annual Sacramento Play Summit, presented by Fairytale Town, the Sacramento Public Library and ScholarShare Speaks, aims to highlight the...more

    An Evening with Dr. Peter Gray

    Presented by Fairytale Town and Sacramento Public Library at Fairytale Town, Sacramento

    September 12, 2015

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    Research in the United States has revealed a dramatic decline in children’s free play -- especially their free outdoor play -- over the past several decades. In this talk, play expert and author...more

    She Sang Me a Good Luck Song Exhibit

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

    July 18 - September 12, 2015

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    She Sang Me a Good Luck Song, is a retrospective exhibit of Dugan Aguilar's photography, curated by Theresa Harlan. Aguilar's works range from portraits of...more

    Pigskin Peanuts Touchdown Party

    Presented by The California Museum at California Museum, Sacramento

    September 12, 2015

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    Celebrate the opening of the traveling exhibit Pigskin Peanuts from the Charles M. Schulz Museum....more

    Electricity Fair

    Presented by Historic Folsom Powerhouse

    September 12, 2015

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    This family friendly event features tours, exhibits, and activities for kids of all ages. Take a tour the CA State Park, Historic Folsom Powerhouse. Take a hike down by the American River and...more

    4th Annual Electricity and Science Fair

    Presented by Friends of the Folsom Powerhouse Association

    September 12, 2015

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    Spend a day by the river learning about electricity and science with interactive museum exhibits, solar cooking, crafts, experiments with Mr. Electricity, educational displays, and a trivia...more

    Museum of Wonder and Delight: Grand Opening

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

    September 11 - September 13, 2015

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    Starring the one-of-a-kind collection of vintage toys, international folk art, antique dolls, Christmas ephemera, and art-infused artifacts of Professor of Design, ...more

    Classical Concert: Konstantin Soukhovetski

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 13, 2015

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    The Crocker is proud to present this performance by Julliard-graduate and multi-award-winning pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski...more

    Prelude Tour (Sept)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 13, 2015

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

    Rocks Rock

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

    September 12 - September 13, 2015

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    Come out and celebrate National Collect Rocks Day with the Discovery Museum. With guidance from volunteers, your junior rock collector builds a starter rock collection and labels each...more

    Gallery Bites (Sept)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 15, 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.


    Kingsley Art Club Lecture Series: Jerald Silva

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 16, 2015

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    Founded in 1892, the Kingsley Art Club promotes knowledge and appreciation of art among its members and in the community. The Kingsley monthly lectures feature local and regional artists and other...more

    Author Presentation and Book Signing: Robert Wells

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

    September 16, 2015

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    Voices from the Bottom of the South China Sea is a compelling and illustrated non-fiction book by Robert Wells. Based on lost...more

    Jazz Night: Carlos McCoy’s High Octane Latin Band

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 17, 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

    Rock Art Mysteries

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

    September 19, 2015

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    Take a walk with us through the historic site to observe petroglyphs by lantern light. Journey back in time and explore ideas about the purpose of these mysterious symbols carved in...more

    Model A Basics and Driving

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    September 19, 2015

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    This class is comprised of both classroom and driving portions. First, a short classroom session will teach you about the car’s operation and basic maintenance, along with some interesting...more

    Native American Flute Workshop

    Presented by State Indian Museum at State Indian Museum, Sacramento

    September 19, 2015

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    Learn to play Native American flute. Join Al Striplen as he shares concepts and techniques for the beginner -- and be on your way to playing Native American music.


    Deaf Awareness Day

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    September 19, 2015

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    Join the Sacramento Zoo for a special day for the deaf and hard of hearing community sponsored by NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of...more

    Drought Care for Trees

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

    September 19, 2015

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    As the drought continues, Sacramento's urban forest is in need of extra care. A healthy tree canopy provides cleaner air, cooler temperatures, replenishes groundwater, enhances public health, and...more

    Buccaneer Ball

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

    September 19, 2015

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    Dance the night away at the second annual mother-son dance, the Buccaneer Ball. Of course, everyone is welcome: dads, daughters, grandparents, and more. Pirate dress-up is...more

    David Ligare: California Classicist

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 7 - September 20, 2015

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    A self-proclaimed Classicist, David Ligare (born 1945) creates perfectly ordered still life, landscape, architectural, and figurative...more

    Kids and Company Gallery Adventure (Sept)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    September 5 - September 20, 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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    Fall Foliage Fun

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

    September 19 - September 20, 2015

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    Welcome fall by trekking around the Museum grounds exploring a variety of trees. Remember the trees you saw by making leaf rubbings in the classroom. Families with children (Ages 12 and...more

    All Aboard for Story Time (September)

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

    September 7 - September 21, 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

    Senior Tea and Tours

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    September 14 - September 21, 2015

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    Have a pleasant cup of tea and a guided tour of the Sacramento Zoo. Hear about where the Zoo has been and where they are going. Designed for seniors (ages 55 and over), your group will...more

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