Sacramento Children’s Museum

I am always on the look out for creative outlets for my daughters and myself.
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I was thrilled to visit Sacramento Children’s Museum over Veteran’s day in November. The museum opened in August of 2011. We had thought that we were the only ones who would hit up a museum on a day off of school celebrating our veterans. We were clearly delusional. When we got in line a little after 10:30am, the facility was packed to capacity, and there was a line out the door. If that isn’t a testament to how badly the Sacramento region needs more creative museums catering to children, I don’t know what is.

So, instead of standing in line as it sprinkled rain, I took the girls for a quick visit to the Folsom outlets, and a bite of lunch. We returned to the Sacramento Children’s Museum later that afternoon. While the line was no longer out the door, the interior was still quite crowded.

As soon as we made it inside, we fell in love. This museum is geared towards ages birth to eight years. They have solar panel stations for the kids to play with, racing tracks with golf balls to learn about motion, a pretend neighborhood where children can dress up and play different community workers, a water discovery area, a fantastic art room, and a party/dance room.

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Overall, the museum is well-planned and easily done in a few hours. My only criticism? It’s too small. I want more. If they ever do expand, perhaps they could add exhibits for the eight and over crowd.

I loved the art area. They have a wall of glass that the kids can paint on. Once those kids are done, they merely spray it down, squeegee the glass, and a new batch of kids can paint to their heart’s content. While we were at the museum, a Zumba instructor came to teach the kids. They had props, rhythmic music, and my girls were smiling, and enjoying the exercise.

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My oldest is turning eight this year. There were things she specifically enjoyed, and others she was less interested in. For my youngest, who is turning six this year, she loves to pretend, dress up and do little girl things still. This museum is perfect for her.

I am thrilled that the Sacramento Children’s Museum is here. I’m hoping this is just the start of a trend, for more to join the region. We have a large, and constantly expanding community of families, and children. There is a definite need for museums in the Sacramento region, that are as easily accessible as they are in Silicon Valley.

The Sacramento Children’s Museum is located at 2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova, and is open Tues – Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 12pm to 5pm, closed Mondays, except for major holidays. Admission is $7.00 for adults and children. This would make a perfect birthday party place too. You can find more info about parties, events and explore the museum on their website.

Have you been? What did you think?

Cheers!

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