Discover Art, Science & History on Sacramento Museum Day

To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, 26 museums and local destinations are participating in The 2017 Sacramento Museum Day, offering free or half-priced admission.

Most of the more than 25 museums will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, during the 19th annual event. Two destinations, located in residential areas — the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town — will offer half-priced admission to offset parking and traffic control costs.
The 2017 Sacramento Museum Day is presented by Sutter Health and Bank of America and is coordinated by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and Visit Sacramento. The annual event is a popular cultural tradition designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history, science and wildlife — at little or no cost.

Many of the museums are within walking distance of each other and easily accessible via public transportation. Event coordinators suggest that guests plan to visit no more than two or three different museums on this day in order to allow adequate time to enjoy the experience and to travel between individual sites.

“Every year is unique and offers exciting new discoveries for guests to explore on Sacramento Museum Day,” said Sacramento Association of Museums Chair Sharon Stone Smith. “We’d like to thank our amazing sponsors – Sutter Health and Bank of America – for helping us to present this important event and introduce the community to the amazing array of arts, culture and museum offerings available in the greater Sacramento region.”

While admission is free at most of the participating museums during Sacramento Museum Day, admission to two destinations located in residential areas are half-priced as follows: Sacramento Zoo is $7.50 for adults, $5 for children ages 2-11 and free for children under two; Fairytale Town is $2.88 per person and free for children ages one and under.

Due to the popularity of Sacramento Museum Day, some locations must limit the number of admissions for safety reasons. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but note the last guests will be admitted at 4 p.m. More detailed information about participating museums, addresses, limitations, suggested parking and public transit options is available at www.sacmuseums.org (click on “News & Events”), or by calling Visit California at 916- 808-7777.

Participating Museums for Sacramento Museum Day 2017:
California Agriculture Museum – California Automobile Museum – California Museum – California State Capitol Museum – California State Library – California State Railroad Museum – Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum – Fairytale Town – Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park – Locke Boarding House Museum – Maidu Museum & Historic Site (Roseville) – Museum of Medical History – Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum – Old Sacramento State Historic Park – Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus – Roseville Utility Exploration Center – Sacramento Children’s Museum – Sacramento Historic City Cemetery – Sacramento History Museum – Sacramento Zoo – Sojourner Truth African American Museum – State Indian Museum – Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park – Verge Center for the Arts – Wells Fargo History Museum (Capitol Mall) – Wells Fargo History Museum (Old Sacramento)

SAM member museums not able to participate in the 2017 Sacramento Museum Day include: Aerospace Museum of California (closed in preparation to open a major exhibit on 2/6/17); California Statewide Museum Collections Center; Crocker Art Museum (charging $5 admission that day) and the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (closed to the public).

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