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Join the Fun...March is Museum Membership Month!

Join the Fun...March is Museum Membership Month!

Following another successful Sacramento Museum Day – which was attended by nearly 50,000 community members -- the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has announced March 2016 as Museum Membership Month!

The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members. Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife. To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the nearly 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations. A few limited-time offers include the following:

New Season of “Gold Rush Experience” Tours in Old Sacramento Begins March 5

New Season of “Gold Rush Experience” Tours in Old Sacramento Begins March 5

Launched in the fall of 2015 by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF), an all-new season of Gold Rush Experience walking tours begins on March 5, 2016. As a companion program to the ever-popular Old Sacramento Underground tours, visitors interested in the new Gold Rush Experience tours will enjoy an interpretive and entertaining experience that walks them through Sacramento’s unique history, bringing alive the spirit of the people who built the city from the ground up, several times. To start the season, three tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to check the website regularly as tour offerings will expand and change with the seasons.

Boaters and Floaters

Boaters and Floaters

Being prone to flooding, the city of Sacramento is no stranger to the awesome destructive power of water. Take a few epic deluges, add in some drunks falling into the river, mix in a few horrific steamship explosions, and bam, you're soaking in a tragic but entertaining tour.

Join us on Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. for this engaging tour. Free.

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

Offered as an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program for local school groups, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are once again offering excursion train rides to the general public on 12 pre-determined Tuesdays in Spring 2016. Tuesday Train Rides are available on the following dates: February 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, April 5, 12, 19 & 26 and May 3 & 10. Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.

Discover & Go with the Yolo County Library

Discover & Go with the Yolo County Library

Are you looking for new places to take your family that are educational and inexpensive?  Then come check out the award-winning Discover & Go program that offers Yolo County Library cardholders free and low-cost passes to over 40 museums, science centers, zoos, theatres and other cultural venues throughout Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area!

This unique partnership between cultural venues and libraries was launched in 2011 to provide California library cardholders with discounted admission to cultural institutions in their own backyard.  In Yolo and Sacramento County alone, library card holders will have access to the Gibson House Museum, Sacramento Children’s Museum and the Croker Art Museum. In addition, cardholders can choose from over 35 destinations including:

Midtown Showcases Intriguing & Inspiring Works During Special 2nd Saturday in November

Midtown Showcases Intriguing & Inspiring Works During Special 2nd Saturday in November

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. 

Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  A sampling of a few of the FREE offerings presented by galleries in Midtown on Saturday, November 14, 2015 include the following:

 

Sutter’s Fort Offers Two Festive and Fun “Living History” Events on November 21

Sutter’s Fort Offers Two Festive and Fun “Living History” Events on November 21

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present two fun and festive Living History events scheduled on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Throughout the daytime – from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Fort visitors will step back in time to mingle with docents in period attire as they demonstrate what daily life was like in 1846.  Fort visitors will have special interactive opportunities that include talking with the blacksmith, bartering with the clerk in the trade store and more.  Fort visitors are also encouraged to bring a camera to take memorable photos while seated in the covered wagon (which might also work as a unique holiday card this season).