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Disneyland devotee visits park for 2,000 days in a row

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — If Disneyland is "The Happiest Place on Earth," Jeff Reitz may be its happiest citizen... Read More

Carmichael Park community band festival

Carmichael Park community band festival

5 Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel & Their Families This Summer

5 Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel & Their Families This Summer

Five Sacramento area museums will participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day (May 29) through Labor Day (September 4), 2017. The five local museums participating in Blue Star Museums include the following:  California Automobile Museum, California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Fairytale Town and the Sacramento History Museum.
 

Local museums offer fun summer camps, classes & special activities for kids

Local museums offer fun summer camps, classes & special activities for kids

Get ready for some summertime fun!  Instead of the traditional summer camps for kids, think about local museums and destinations that also offer unique and fun activities.

From learning more about art to archery or creepy crawlers to deep space, nearly a dozen Sacramento area museums and destinations are offering special hands-on summer classes, camps and activities for kids. While an impressive and complete listing is available (and continually updated) at http://sacmuseums.org/summer-camps/, a sampling of the summer camps offered by local museums include the following:

Aerospace Museum presents "A Day with da Vinci: Renaissance Celebration"

Aerospace Museum presents "A Day with da Vinci: Renaissance Celebration"

Complete with roaming Renaissance characters and performers dressed in period attire, the Aerospace Museum of California is proud to present a family-friendly “A Day with da Vinci: Renaissance Celebration” on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Auto Museum celebrates 30 years with rides in fire trucks, 30 cent ice cream & more!

Auto Museum celebrates 30 years with  rides in fire trucks, 30 cent ice cream & more!

The California Automobile Museum – which first opened on May 1, 1987 – is recognizing 30 years of history, art and technology with a special celebration on Saturday, May 6, 2017 that includes rides in historic fire trucks from the 1920s to the 1960s, 30 cent ice cream, a children’s story time activity, and more! Rides are offered 10 a.m. to noon and again 1 to 3 p.m.  Rides in historic fire trucks are free (although a donation of $5 is suggested)

These special activities are made possible by participation from involved community organizations such as the Sacramento Fire Museum, Shriner’s Hospital Fire Brigade, West Sacramento Fire Department, City of Davis Centennial, Firefighters Burn Institute, Sacramento Fire Department and the Sacramento Fire Reserves.

Time to Play during Open Cockpit Day at Aerospace Museum!

Time to Play during Open Cockpit Day at Aerospace Museum!

There are plenty of amazing reasons to visit the Aerospace Museum of California on Saturday, April 8, with the crowd-favorite Open Cockpit Day – that offers a unique opportunity for guests to climb aboard many aircraft to pilot their own adventure – PLUS the opportunity to experience the dramatic and interactive Leonardo da Vinci “Machines in Motion” international traveling exhibit AND enjoy a $5 off admission as part of a Spring Break pricing special. In     addition to the open cockpit opportunities on this one-day-only, a special display of WWII military flight gear will be set up along with re-enactors on-site, a dog tag making machine and an eye-catching vintage military jeep that is sure to capture attention.