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    SketchCrawl

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 26, 2016

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    Inspired by Enrico Casarosa’s worldwide SketchCrawl activities, the Crocker is hosting its 5th annual SketchCrawl. The concept is simple: three drink spots, three art lessons, and having a lot fun. Before each lesson, grab a sample of beer and wine, curated by the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. At the end of the night, share your creations and have a ...more



    New on View Tour (May)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 5 - May 26, 2016

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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.


    Behind-the-Scenes Archives Tour (May)

    Presented by California State Archives

    May 27, 2016

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    Looking for a “cool” encounter with California history? Then take a behind-the-scenes tour of the California State Archives.

    State Archives staff provide this guided tour of their...more

    Highlight Tour (May)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 1 - May 28, 2016

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


    Stuffed Animal Veterinary Clinic

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    May 28, 2016

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    Is your teddy bear feeling under the weather? Does your stuffed animal have a cut that needs fixing? Help is here! A stuffed animal veterinarian will assess the overall health...more

    Birding for Families

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

    May 28, 2016

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    Bring the family out for a birding and nature walk led by a naturalist and our special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon...more

    Wet and Wild Pond Animals

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

    May 29, 2016

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    Splashing, skimming, swishing, and swimming -- what are all those creatures in the water? Discover these water-loving animals as you take part in catch and release activities to explore the...more

    Vettes for Vets and American Muscle Car Show

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at The California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    May 30, 2016

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    Join the California Automobile Museum (CAM) on Memorial Day to celebrate all things muscle car and honor the country’s brave veterans and active duty military. All cars are welcome, but CAM...more

    Patriotic Spinners

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    May 28 - May 30, 2016

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    Since the 1800s, a favorite spring toy for children has been the pinwheel. Bring that fun to your kids this holiday weekend by visiting the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Museum Campus. Each...more

    Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit

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

    May 27 - May 30, 2016

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    Coinciding with the 43rd annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial...more

    Free Admission for Military

    at Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

    May 30, 2016

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    On Memorial Day, admission is free for members of the military and their families.


    Tuesday Train Rides (March-May)

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

    March 1 - May 31, 2016

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    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 select Tuesdays this...more

    Leo's Tales Story Time (May)

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

    May 3 - May 31, 2016

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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.


    Film Series: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 2, 2016

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    This summer, cool off in the Setzer Foundation Auditorium and celebrate the art of camp, with films that are exuberant, playful, dramatized, and hilarious (though not always intentionally). Arrive...more

    Hell on Wheels Sneak Preview

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

    June 3, 2016

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    Make tracks and join the Railroad Museum & Foundation for a special, sneak preview of AMC’s popular series Hell on...more

    National Trails Day

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

    June 4, 2016

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    Enjoy a hike in the Effie Yeaw Nature Center nature area to show your support for local trails. Learn about local wildlife and what you can do to help maintain the trails.


    Beautiful Butterflies

    Presented by Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center) at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    June 4 - June 5, 2016

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    Flutter-by the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Museum Campus this weekend and enjoy a bounty of butterfly activities. Using stereoscopes, you can view the fascinating structure of...more

    Critter Corner: Happy Adoption Day

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

    June 5, 2016

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    Come celebrate the animal ambassadors that joined the Nature Center throughout the years in the month of June. Get a close encounter as you learn their stories, about their species, and how you...more

    Happy Hearts Healthy Eating Day

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

    June 6, 2016

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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

    Artful Tot (April-June)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 5 - June 7, 2016

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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

    Beary Special Playdate (June)

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

    June 8, 2016

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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

    Nature Tales

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

    June 11, 2016

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    Members of the Sacramento Storytellers Guild will share their entertaining tales of animals and nature.

    Note: Stories intended for school-aged children.


    Cupcake Ball 2016

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

    June 11, 2016

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    Sacramento Children's Museum cordially invites daddies and their daughter(s) to the Museum to dance the night away at the fifth annual Cupcake Ball.

    Enjoy museum play, dancing with DJ...more

    Outer Space Fun

    Presented by Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center) at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    June 11 - June 12, 2016

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    When was the last time you saw the stars and planets of the night sky during the day? Visit the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Museum Campus this weekend to enjoy a planetarium show (Ages 4...more

    Rattlesnakes: Myths and Truths with Mike Cardwell

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

    June 12, 2016

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    Slither on over and join wildlife biologist Mike Cardwell for a fascinating program about these misunderstood reptiles. Learn all...more

    Jazz Night: Jamie Davis and The Joe Gilman Quartet

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 16, 2016

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    Jazz Night at the Crocker series kicks off with The Joe Gilman Quartet on the cafe stage and ...more

    Family Campout (June)

    Presented by Fairytale Town at Fairytale Town, Sacramento

    June 17, 2016

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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

    Comprehensive Solar Workshops

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

    June 18, 2016

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    This free solar workshop covers topics such as understanding the solar process, learning basic solar technology, considering your purchase options and what to know before you buy.


    40th Anniversary Celebration

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

    June 18, 2016

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    Join in for some special treats and activities to celebrate the Nature Center’s 40 years serving the community.


    Project1Voice: The Colored Museum

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 19, 2016

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    The Crocker is teaming up with Celebration Arts and Images Theater Company to participate in Project1VOICE/1Play/1Day, an international, same-day, staged reading series that revives neglected,...more

    Rockin’ Pet Rocks

    Presented by Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center) at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    June 18 - June 19, 2016

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    Time for some family fun this Father’s Day weekend. Kids will have fun making their own pet rock to bring home or give to dad as a gift. Take your pet rock on a tour of the exhibit to learn...more

    Wonder Lab

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 19, 2016

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

    Note: Wonder...more

    Fathers and Frogs

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

    June 19, 2016

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    Bring Dad and make a splash this Father’s Day as you explore the Nature Center’s pond. Using catch and release activities you’ll discover the hidden world of water insects, polliwogs, and,...more

    Baby Loves Art (April-June)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 19 - June 21, 2016

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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

    Art Service Group Evaluation Day

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 21, 2016

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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

    Meet Me at the Museum (June)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 21, 2016

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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.


    ExplorAbility Program (June)

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

    June 21, 2016

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    ExplorAbility is a once-monthly early-morning program for children on the autism spectrum. The ExplorAbility program offers opportunities for children on the...more

    Behind-the-Scenes Archives Tour (June)

    Presented by California State Archives

    June 24, 2016

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    Looking for a “cool” encounter with California history? Then take a behind-the-scenes tour of the California State Archives.

    State Archives staff provide this guided tour of their...more

    Crocker Book Club: Drawing Blood

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 23 - June 25, 2016

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    This summer, the Crocker begins a new book club featuring two recent works that incorporate art in different ways. Each book will have two discussion sessions, one on a Thursday evening with wine...more

    Mahony, Stevenson, and Getz Presents TV Dinner 4

    Presented by Verge Center for the Arts at Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento

    June 25, 2016

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    TV Dinner 4 brings together fine dining and interactive art for a unique experience. A collaboration between Chef Michael Thiemann and Verge Center for the Arts, TV Dinner 4 combines video...more

    Get Energized

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

    June 25, 2016

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    Summer is here and it's time to get energized. Drop by with the whole family for an energy fueled day full of excitement and exploration. Build your own solar race car and challenge your...more

    Beginning Bird Walk

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

    June 25, 2016

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    Interested in birds but don’t know where to start? Join long time birder Rich Howard as you hike in search of the most commonly seen and heard birds in the preserve.


    Nature Explorers: Plants and Pollinators

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    June 25, 2016

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    Get wild about nature at the Sacramento Zoo! Thanks to a grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoo is excited to offer a new way for young nature explorers and their grownups to...more

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy

    Presented by Fairytale Town at Fairytale Town, Sacramento

    June 25, 2016

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    Shakespeare’s popular fairy-themed comedic play comes to life at Fairytale Town, along with all-you-can-eat Crystal Creamery ice cream. Join in for a magical midsummer’s eve featuring...more

    Sketch It (April-June)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 24 - June 26, 2016

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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 is necessary and all supplies...more

    International SUNday

    Presented by Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center) at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    June 25 - June 26, 2016

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    Welcome summer by taking part in International SUNday. The Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society (SVAS) will be outside with their solar...more

    Solstice Stroll

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

    June 26, 2016

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    Help celebrate Effie Yeaw Nature Center's 40th trip around the sun. Enjoy the beginning of summer season with an early afternoon stroll.


    Leo's Tales Story Time (June)

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

    June 7 - June 28, 2016

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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.


    Wee Wednesday (April-June)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 6 - June 29, 2016

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

    Note: This program is designed for ages 3 to 5.


    Baby Bloomers Story Time (June)

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

    June 1 - June 29, 2016

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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

    Summer Crafts and Cocktails

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 30, 2016

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    Join the Crocker in the courtyard for an evening of refreshing cocktails and festive crafting. The Crocker will provide a variety of supplies to create summer treasures and 4th of July...more

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