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    The Haunted Fort

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

    October 24 - October 25, 2014

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    Looking for something ghoulishly unique to do this Halloween? For a spirited good time, check out the fifth annual The Haunted Fort. Back by popular demand, the historic site will offer special lantern-lit guided tours -- for two evenings only - that are based in fact but with a decidedly creepy twist. 

    Sutter's Fort SHP was once a portal for weary pioneers and serves as the gateway to their ...more



    Solar Eclipse Alert

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

    October 23, 2014

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    On the afternoon of October 23, Sacramento will be in the path of a very unusual event: a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will begin just before 2pm and peak at about 3:15pm. During the peak,...more

    ARTomotive Photography Class

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    October 25, 2014

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    Cameras and cars seem to go together. Whether it’s aiding a sale, documenting restoration, or simply capturing the beautiful design of a vehicle, photography plays an important role in the...more

    Count Watts' SPOOktacular

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

    October 25, 2014

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    Meet Roseville Electric Utility’s Count Watts at the SPOOKtacular. Take a walk through the Phantom House -- warning: your energy waste may be shocking. Round out your day with pumpkin...more

    Bold Expressions Annual International Exhibit

    Presented by Northern California Arts at Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael

    September 30 - October 25, 2014

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    Northern California Arts is proud to announce Bold Expressions, an annual international open juried art exhibition at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. The judge this year is artist, illustrator,...more

    Spooky Story Time

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

    October 25, 2014

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    Gear up for Halloween at the Nature Center with some spooky stories told by the Sacramento Storytellers Guild. Don't worry, these stories are guaranteed not to cause nightmares!


    Heros, Demons, and Dragons of Asia

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

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    Youth ages 9 to 12 are invited to hear stories from throughout Asia and look at gods, goddesses, and more in the Crocker galleries. Learn how to depict Buddhas, the frightful Bhairava, the...more

    Trick-or-Treating in Old Sacramento

    Presented by Downtown Sacramento Partnership and Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum at Old Sacramento, Sacramento

    October 25, 2014

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    The sounds of kids trick-or-treating will echo through the streets of Old Sacramento and the Sacramento Downtown Plaza this season. Last year more than 40 stores and museums in Old Sacramento...more

    Sketch It

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    October 26, 2014

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    Visitors (Ages 5+) 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 are...more

    28th Annual Safe and Super Halloween: The Adventures of Percy Jackson

    Presented by Fairytale Town at Fairytale Town, Sacramento

    October 24 - October 26, 2014

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    Enter the mythological world of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” for three nights of trick-or-treating and family fun! Young heroes can go on a quest to Mount...more

    There’s No Scent Like Home

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

    October 26, 2014

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    The annual migration of Chinook salmon has arrived. Join a naturalist and hike to the river to catch a glimpse of these impressive fish as they swish and swirl in the shallows.


    World Pasta Day

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

    October 25 - October 26, 2014

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    Have some fun celebrating World Pasta Day at the Discovery Museum! Children craft a pasta necklace to take home as a souvenir. Admission includes a visit to the Blast from the Past exhibit,...more

    Tuesday Train Rides (October)

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

    October 7 - October 28, 2014

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    All aboard! The California State Railroad Museum now offers excursion train rides to the general public on pre-determined Tuesdays in 2014. Weekday guests can delight in the sights, smells and...more

    Wee Halloween

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    October 29, 2014

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    Children (Ages 0-5) and their grown-ups are invited to come in costume to the Crocker for this special event. Decorate treat bags before being guided in small groups through the galleries. Along...more

    Exhibition Live: Our America

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    October 30, 2014

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    This dynamic program series brings exhibitions to life through wide-ranging performances and interactive opportunities in the galleries. Join inside the exhibition, Our America: The Latino...more

    Old Sacramento Underground Tours (September-October)

    Presented by Historic Old Sacramento Foundation/Sacramento History Museum at Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento

    September 4 - October 30, 2014

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    Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento’s underground has long been the capital’s best-kept secret.  Underground tour visitors have the unique opportunity to...more

    California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (August-October)

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

    August 1 - October 31, 2014

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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

    ARTober 2014: Fall for the Arts

    Presented by For Arts' Sake and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission at Midtown, Sacramento

    October 1 - October 31, 2014

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    For the fifth year, local arts organizations and arts partners will jointly showcase the best of Sacramento’s regional arts with ARTober. A series of special programs will open and punctuate...more

    Spooky Science Nights

    Presented by Explorit Science Center at Explorit Science Center, Davis

    October 25 - October 31, 2014

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    Grab the little goolies, ghosties, zombies and more and join for a Spooky Science good time for the whole family! When darkness falls, the Explorit lab will come alive for a hair-raising...more

    Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

    Presented by Historic Old Sacramento Foundation/Sacramento History Museum and Sol Collective at Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento

    November 1, 2014

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    Finishing off the Souls of the City programs will be a large-scale Dia De Los...more

    Black-Tailed Deer

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

    November 1, 2014

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    Come see these bucks in all their 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 home while learning...more

    Dia de los Muertos (Sacramento Children's Museum)

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

    November 1, 2014

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    Join the Sacramento Children's Museum in celebrating the wonderful Dia de los Muertos folk art tradition of decorating grinning sugar skulls with bright color and glittery adorments.


    Selections from the Crocker Art Museum’s Studio Program

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    August 14 - November 2, 2014

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    The Crocker Art Museum's Studio Program offers classes in a variety of media and uses the Museum's unique environment for inspiration and contemplation. "Studio Selections 2014"...more

    Wonder Lab

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum and I Can Do That! at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 2, 2014

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    This drop-in art-making program, open to all, is designed to spark creativity! Children with learning and developmental disabilities, ages 5 and older, and their families are especially...more

    What About Water?

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

    November 2, 2014

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    Join in the conversation about water in California. Where does it come from? Where does it go? How do we use it? Why is it important to conserve it? Get some great tips on ways to conserve water...more

    Ferocious Fliers

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

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

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    Take to the skies this weekend by crafting your own prehistoric flying reptile. Children Age 12 and under can assemble a take-home glider that resembles an animal of the past. Learn about these...more

    Artful Tot

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 4, 2014

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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

    Tuesday Train Rides (November)

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

    November 4, 2014

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    All aboard! The California State Railroad Museum now offers excursion train rides to the general public on pre-determined Tuesdays in 2014. Weekday guests can delight in the sights, smells and...more

    How to Slow Down Brain Aging Without Really Trying

    Presented by Sierra Sacramento Valley Museum of Medical History and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society

    November 5, 2014

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    The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society's Museum of Medical History invites you to attend a Medical History Lecture Series presented by Robert Halliwell, MD.  

    Humans are now...more

    Backstory: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 6, 2014

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    Get an in-depth look at the Smithsonian’s exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. E. Carmen Ramos, the exhibition’s curator, will discuss the complex...more

    History Happy Hour

    Presented by Historic Old Sacramento Foundation/Sacramento History Museum at Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento

    November 6, 2014

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    Kick back and enjoy the Sacramento History Museum’s History Happy Hour! Guests will enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks while a pub style trivia game will reveal the cleverest...more

    Art Blast (November)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 8, 2014

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    Each month 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 the program....more

    Salmon Stroll

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

    November 8, 2014

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    The annual migration of Chinook salmon has arrived. Join a naturalist and hike to the river to catch a glimpse of these impressive fish as they swish and swirl in the shallows.


    The Art of Parenting: Family Traditions in a Multicultural America

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 9, 2014

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    This program invites parents and grandparents to come together and exchange ideas about passing down family tradition – or creating new ones – in ways that reflect the diversity of...more

    Fall Colors

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

    November 9, 2014

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    Create colorful fall art by making leaf rubbings of the leaves found in the Nature Centers’ village area. Have fun while learning how leaf shape and size help in identifying trees.


    Fingerprinting Fun

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

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

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    It is Child Safety Protection Month and the Discovery Museum wants your family to be prepared for emergencies. Visit the museum this weekend to get children a free child ID to take home and keep...more

    Embroidery (October-November)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    October 7 - November 11, 2014

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    Learn the basics of form, composition, and color as you explore embroidery techniques and traditions across cultures. Translate a two- or three-dimensional artwork into embroidery by learning...more

    Sensational Sauropods

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

    November 11, 2014

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    Sauropods -- the long-necked dinosaurs -- are popular with kids and adults. See them in the Blast from the Past exhibit and craft one in their classroom. Children receive a free mini-dino...more

    Veteran's Day Celebration

    Presented by Aerospace Museum of California at Aerospace Museum of California, McClellan

    November 11, 2014

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    Check out this special day at the Aerospace Museum of California to honor all Veterans who have served this country. This free museum day, hosted by Wells Fargo, will feature an open cockpit,...more

    Veteran's Day Train Rides

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    November 11, 2014

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    In honor of Veteran's Day, veterans and active military personnel can enjoy a train ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad for free. Immediate family members accompanying veterans and active...more

    Art Mix: BroVember

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 13, 2014

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    This month, Art Mix transforms into a welcoming bro-asis for the gentlemen of Sacramento. Enjoy men’s etiquette and fashion tips from the Denim Spot and advice on outfitting your man cave...more

    Preschool Program

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

    November 13, 2014

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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

    Hands on History: The Donner Party

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

    November 15, 2014

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    In the winter of 1846-1847 over 80 emigrants became trapped in the Sierra snows. We know them as the Donner Party, but they were made up of many different families and individuals. Sutter’s...more

    Reborn Doll Classes with Juanita Williams

    Presented by Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum at Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum, Sacramento

    November 1 - November 15, 2014

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    Learn to 'Reborn' your own unique baby from start to finish with instructor Juanita Williams. This is a beginner’s class where you will learn to make your very own reborn baby doll...more

    Dancing Masks

    Presented by Fenix Drum and Dance Company

    November 15, 2014

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    It’s time for the masks to come out again and be danced in a community celebration. Dancing Masks, the extremely successful exhibit of West African masks reemerges! The one day exhibit will...more

    Birding for Families

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

    November 15, 2014

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    Bring the family out and join for a birding and nature walk led by a naturalist and special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon. Birdwatchers of all levels are welcomed. Make sure to bring...more

    Crocker History Tour (November)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 16, 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 (November)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 16, 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 materials....more

    Critter Close-Up

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

    November 16, 2014

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    Get eye to eye with one of Effie's feathered, furry, orscaly residents.


    Discovering Dinos

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

    November 15 - November 16, 2014

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    Go back in time and discovery the days of the dinosaurs in the Blast from the Past exhibit. Dress up as a famous paleontologist or your favorite dinosaur. Large dinosaur models are on...more

    Meet Me at the Museum (Crocker Art Museum)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum and ARTZ, Artists for Alzheimer's at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    November 18, 2014

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    ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's uses creativity to connect the heart and mind of individuals living with Alzheimer's. Focusing on culture and museums allows them to experience something...more

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