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Local Museums Get Into the Holiday Spirit in December!
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Local Museums Get Into the Holiday Spirit in December!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In December, many of the nearly 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of holiday-related events and activities, a sampling of which includes the following:

Gingerbread Holiday at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum – 12/5 thru 12/21
Visit the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum to see dozens of sweet confections on display during the 28th Annual Gingerbread Holiday celebration!  Always FREE to visit, there will be houses, mansions, shacks and other gingerbread structures created by school children, families, bakery academy students and adults. Plus, guests can vote for their favorite entry! For more, visit www.scoe.net/oldsacschoolhouse

Holiday Magic at the Sacramento Zoo – 12/12
Why should only humans receive gifts during the holidays? It’s time for Holiday Magic when the community has the special opportunity to watch as the animals unwrap their holiday goodies!   Plus, Zoo visitors who bring a non-perishable food item receive $1 off admission on that day. For more, visit www.saczoo.org

Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas – 12/12
In John Sutter’s day, people from around the world passed through the gates, each with their own customs and traditions for the holiday season. “A Simple Emigrant Christmas” presents several vignettes showing holiday scenes, including foods, music, decorations, and traditions from other cultures. Fort visitors will be able to dip candles, make cornhusk dolls, and create keepsake ornaments.  For more, visit www.suttersfort.org

Reindeer Treat at the Discovery Museum – 12/19-12/24
Dasher, Donner, Prancer, and all the rest -- including Rudolph, the most famous of all -- are being highlighted at the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus.  Plus, guests can enjoy some reindeer science and make a reindeer treat to take home as a souvenir.  For more, visit www.thediscovery.org

Sacramento Children’s Museum Polar Express Themed Holiday Drop-Off Night – 12/21
Need time to sneak away from the kids for some last minute holiday shopping? The Sacramento Children’s Museum is offering a Polar Express themed Holiday Drop-Off Night from 3 to 7 p.m.! Drop off your children in their pajamas for a night of Museum play, viewing of the children's classic The Polar Express, and snacks, crafts, and activities inspired by the movie. For more, visit www.sackids.org

For more information about upcoming activities offered by Sacramento area museums, “like” them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SacMuseums, follow them on Twitter @SacMuseums or visit www.SacMuseums.org

About the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM)
Comprised of 30 greater Sacramento area museums working in partnership with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, SAM’s mission is to raise awareness of local museums by giving the community the opportunity to discover California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures. SAM achieves its mission through implementing cooperative promotions and developing strategic marketing alliances, by encouraging sharing of knowledge and resources among its partner institutions.  For more information, visit www.SacMuseums.org.

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