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Railroad Museum welcomes Front Street Animal Shelter special guests & furry friends

Railroad Museum welcomes Front Street Animal Shelter special guests & furry friends

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with Front Street Animal Shelter special guests and a couple of their furry friends on Monday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of young children, train enthusiasts and dog lovers alike, Manager Gina Knepp and Communications Director Bobby Mann will read the children’s book Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch written by Mona Kerby. The celebrity readers will be accompanied by a couple of kid-friendly furry friends sure to capture attention.

Sacramento history for kids

Sacramento history for kids

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Who says history has to be boring? Come hear tales of floods, fires, revolts, and even a story that almost ended in death by duck! The kicker is that all of these stories are true and taken from the residents of the Old City Cemetery. Come see why truth is stranger than fiction. This tour is designed for kids in FOURTH GRADE and up. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway in Sacramento, CA. Tours convene at the 10th Street gate. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. 

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” on January 20

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” on January 20
California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” event on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

 Fort visitors will have the unique opportunity to step back in time and explore an era that changed California forever. The gold discovery at Coloma echoed around the world and triggered the largest migration in United States history. Thousands of immigrants gambled and came to early California to try to strike it rich. They left family behind, spent life savings, and borrowed money all in the pursuit of gold. Many miners bought one-way passage on ships bound for California, and abandoned ships clogged the port in San Francisco as miners and sailors took off for the hills.

Black Friday is also Paper Airplane Day at the Aerospace Museum!

Black Friday is also Paper Airplane Day at the Aerospace Museum!

As a special highlight to complement the dynamic new TAKE FLIGHT exhibit currently on display at the Aerospace Museum of California, the crowd-favorite Paper Airplane Guru Kevin Saunders will be a special guest on Black Friday (November 24, 2017) for a one-day-only Paper Airplane Day!

It’s all aboard for a story time holiday-style with Mrs. Claus on Monday, December 4

It’s all aboard for a story time holiday-style with Mrs. Claus on Monday, December 4

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with Mrs.Claus as a celebrity guest reader on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of young children and train enthusiasts alike, Mrs. Claus will read the children’s books The Night Before Christmas and Thomas and the Christmas Tree (both are Thomas and Friends books).
 

Railroad Museum to showcase a “BIG Weekend of Small Trains” on November 4-5

Railroad Museum to showcase a “BIG Weekend of Small Trains” on November 4-5

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation have exciting plans to dazzle and delight visitors with a special “BIG Weekend of Small Trains” on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017.  

Auto Museum gets in the spirit of Halloween with “Trunk or Treat” & “Haunted Headlights Tours"

Auto Museum gets in the spirit of Halloween with “Trunk or Treat” & “Haunted Headlights Tours"

The California Automobile Museum is excited to present two spirited Halloween events – “Trunk or Treat” on October 29, 2017, for families and children of all ages and “Haunted Headlights Tour” on October 31, 2017 for ages 13 and over. The always-popular “Trunk or Treat” is a returning event while the “Haunted Headlights Tour” is an all-new offering this year.  

“Trunk or Treat” – Sunday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.