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Sacramento Children's Museum

Updated on April 6, 2013

New Sacramento Children's Museum opens in August in Rancho Cordova

Kids in the Sacramento area will have a new option for family outings at the end of summer, when the Sacramento Children's Museum opens. Located just outside Rancho Cordova, the museum will feature hands-on learning activities designed just for kids. (Image copyright Sacramento Children's Museum.)

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Sacramento Area Gets Its Own Children's Museum

Opening in August 2011

Northern California has some great hands-on museums for kids, including the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose, the Children's Museum of Stockton and the Children's Museum of Sonoma County. Now, finally, the state's capitol will be opening its own museum for children to explore and learn.

The museum, which is officially located outside of Sacramento in Rancho Cordova, will be opening August 25. The museum was the brainchild of two teachers who joined with local businesses, children's advocates, and other community members to found the museum and create the non-profit organization that has led the efforts to open the museum.

The museum's exhibits will include:

- Waterways, where kids can experiment with the flow of water, build a boat, create whirlpools, and do other fun things with water.

- My Neighborhood, which will offer a new experience for each visitor by using role playing and storytelling to build cultural awareness.

- Baby Bloomers, an area designed especially for toddlers and babies to explore.

- Studio of the Arts, which will let kids explore artistic materials such as clay, fabric, feathers, paint, rocks, glitter, and more.

- Raceways & Airways, an area for kids to explore principles of objects in motion, including velocity, gravity, motion, friction, and acceleration.

- World Market, a child-size market where kids can learn about nutrition while sorting or measuring food, helping others at the cash register or stocking shelves.

(Photo is from the water play area at the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum.)

Where is the Sacramento Children's Museum? - Conveniently located in Rancho Cordova

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A fun place for kids!:
2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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An Early Glimpse of the New Sacramento Children's Museum - See what's coming!

The Sacramento Children's Museum will be opening August 25, 2011. Here's a sneak peak at some of the benefits and features of the new facility.

Admission and Membership to the Sacramento Children's Museum

Buy individual admission tickets or an annual membership

After the museum opens, visitors will have the option to purchase tickets for each visit or to purchase an annual Sacramento Children's Museum membership that will allow unlimited entries for a full year. According to the museum's website, there will also be some Free Admission Days and Free Family Fun Nights throughout the year, although no dates have yet been announced. Here are the admission and membership prices currently posted.

General Admission (over 1) - $7 per person

Over 60 & Military - $6 per person

Children Under 1 - Free

Museum Members - Free

Play Date Membership - $65

Includes one year of unlimited admissions for 1 adult and 1 child and the following:

- Invitations to exclusive exhibit previews and members-only events

- 10% discount on museum classes, camps, and workshops

Grand Play Date Membership - $55

Includes one year of unlimited admissions for 1 senior and 1 child and the following:

- Invitations to exclusive exhibit previews and members-only events

- 10% discount on museum classes, camps, and workshops

Family Membership - $90

Includes one year of unlimited admission for 4 named family members and the following:

- Invitations to exclusive exhibit previews and members-only events

- 10% discount on museum classes, camps, and workshops

Family PLUS Membership - $125

Includes one year of unlimited admissions for 6 named family members and the following:

- Invitations to exclusive exhibit previews and members-only events

- 10% discount on museum classes, camps, and workshops

- Reciprocal ACM (Association of Children's Museums) membership

- Sponsorship gift of 1-day use passes for low income or military families

Family PREMIER Membership - $250

Includes one year of unlimited admissions for 6 named family members and the following:

- Invitations to exclusive exhibit previews and members-only events

- 10% discount on museum classes, camps, and workshops

- Reciprocal ACM (Association of Children's Museums) membership

- Sponsorship gift of 3 day use passes for low income or military families

Are You Planning to Visit the Sacramento Children's Museum?

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    • Spiderlily321 profile image

      Spiderlily321 

      6 years ago

      This is a great lens. We have a great one here in San Antonio that my son loves to go to. We're actually celebrating his bday there in a couple of months. He never wants to leave when we go.

      Thank you for sharing this

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Looks like a fun place for kids!

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