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    Playing with Programming

    Presented by Lego Education: We Do at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 20, 2014

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    What do animation and Legos have in common? They are both great ways to introduce the idea of programming to children. Build a robot with Lego WeDo and program it with the accompanying software. Finish off the day by making a simple animation using MIT’s Scratch software.

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    Polar Express Holiday Drop-Off

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

    December 22, 2014

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    Need time to sneak away from the kids for some last minute holiday shopping? Sacramento Children's Museum is offering a Polar Express themed Holiday Drop-Off Night for you! Drop off your...more

    Holiday Edition Sketch It

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 23, 2014

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    Visitors ages 5 and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month.

    Note: No experience necessary, and...more

    Christmas Eve PJ Party

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    December 24, 2014

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    Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Zoo where you don't even have to change out of your pajamas! That's right, admission is free and everyone will be in their best pjs.


    Holiday Tangram Puzzles

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

    December 22 - December 24, 2014

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    Get in the holiday spirit by completing some tangram challenges. The tangram is a puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form pictures. The objective of the...more

    The Sound of Music Sing-Along

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 26, 2014

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    Out with the fa-la-la and in with the do-re-mi! Now a Sacramento tradition, the can’t-miss The Sound of Music Sing-Along returns for its third year with costume contests, door prizes,...more

    Rockin' Robins

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

    December 27, 2014

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    Bring your binoculars and a keen ear as you join a naturalist to discover who’s preparing for winter in the preserve. Birdwatchers of all levels welcomed!

    Note: Space is limited and...more

    Shark Attack!

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

    December 26 - December 28, 2014

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    It’s shark weekend at the Discovery Museum! Get ready to learn about the largest prehistoric shark, Megalodon! See our Family Feature at noon and 2pm to learn about a variety of modern day...more

    Highlight Tours

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 6 - December 28, 2014

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

    Note: Tours meet at the Museum Admission Desk. No registration is...more

    Sketch It (December)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 28, 2014

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    Visitors ages 5 and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month.

    Note: No experience necessary, and...more

    Nature's Clean-Up Crew

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

    December 28, 2014

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    Turkey vultures, insects, and fungi are nature's clean-up crew. Hit the trails in search of the creatures that do the dirty work to make our world a more pleasant place.

    Note: Space is...more

    Under the Oaks Kids Camps (December)

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

    December 22 - December 30, 2014

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    Effie Yeaw Nature Center's Under the Oaks Kids Camps give children ages 5 and 6-11 the opportunity to experience, discover and explore the great outdoors! Each camp is focused on different...more

    Holiday Edition Art Blast

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 30, 2014

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    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 this special holiday...more

    Food Drive at the Zoo

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    November 1 - December 31, 2014

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    During the holiday season bring a non-perishable food item when you visit the Zoo and receive a dollar off your admission. The Zoo will raise donations for River City Food Bank with your support....more

    New Year’s Banner

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

    December 29 - December 31, 2014

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    Make the end of 2014 memorable by visiting the Discovery Museum with family and friends. Explore exhibits, a nature walk and the craft room. Kids 12 and younger color and assemble a New Year...more

    Noon Year’s Eve: A Free Family Festival

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 31, 2014

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    This year the Crocker says “bienvenido” to 2015 with a high-energy New Year’s extravaganza that celebrates its current exhibition of Latino artists from around the world....more

    Ducks in Scopes

    Presented by Cosumnes River Preserve at Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center, Galt

    October 18, 2014 - January 1, 2015

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    Join for a great trip for families, youth groups, and beginning birders. Don’t forget to stop by the Cosumnes River Preserve and check out “Ducks In Scopes”, where Preserve...more

    New Year's Stroll

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

    January 3, 2015

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    Join a naturalist for the first guided hike of the year! You may hear the splash of a fish, the call of a circling hawk, or you might even spot the ruby red head of an acorn woodpecker. You never...more

    Animal Tracks and Signs

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

    January 4, 2015

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    There are many animal-made signs in the woods that reveal who has used the trail before you. Become a nature detective and search for some animal tracks, scat and sign in the Nature...more

    Preschool Program

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

    January 8, 2015

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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

    Gardening Workshop: Advance Composting

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

    January 10, 2015

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    This course is designed for the experienced composter. Topics cover include “hot composting”, the carbon/nitrogen ratio, harvesting techniques, vermicomposting and compost tea.


    Nature's Symphony

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

    January 11, 2015

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    Take a guided hike and discover the sounds of nature.


    Winter Blues Bash

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

    January 17, 2015

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    Build your own bluebird vacation home and learn about the good, the bad, and the buggy through activities designed to encourage a healthy habitat. Enjoy bug viewers, puppets, and a variety of...more

    Birding for Families

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

    January 17, 2015

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    Bring the family out to join special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society for a birding walk. Birdwatchers of all levels welcomed! Bring your binoculars or the Center can lend you a...more

    Black-Tailed Deer

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

    January 18, 2015

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    The bucks are in their winter 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...more

    Nor-Cal Snakes

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

    January 24, 2015

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    Slither on in for a special presentation by Lynne Tolman from the Northern California Herpetological Society. Try to...more

    Mighty Meta-Morphin' Monarchs

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

    January 25, 2015

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    Come in for a special program all about the amazing Monarch butterflies. Learn about their lifecycle, their remarkable migrations, where they are wintering, and take some plant seeds home to make...more

    17th Annual Sacramento Museum Day

    Presented by Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau at Downtown Sacramento, Sacramento

    February 7, 2015

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    Sacramento Museum Day, a popular Sacramento cultural tradition, is designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history,...more

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