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Our Mission

To spark a passion for life-long learning. We will accomplish our mission by providing a place where children are encouraged to think for themselves, expand their problem-solving abilities through creative exploration, and exercise both their bodies and their minds.

About the Museum

The Sacramento Children’s Museum (SCM) was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 2005. It is the vision of local educators who saw the need for inspiring learning through interactivity. SCM seeks to build an environment in which learning is exciting and enriching for children and their families and facilitated through exploration and hands-on activities. The desire in Sacramento to build a children’s museum was so great, that the organization quickly grew to include local business people, children’s advocates, educators, physicians, attorneys, librarians, and others. This group embarked on a journey to determine how to best meet the needs of the children in our community ages birth to eight years old, and the 7,000-square-foot Sacramento Children’s Museum is the result. Built by Roebbelen Contracting, Inc., the Museum opened to the public on August 25, 2011.

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) Statement

Sacramento Children’s Museum (SCM) welcomes all children and their adults to visit
the museum. We invite everyone to learn, create, and explore together.

At SCM, we are committed to:

  • Listening and responding to the needs of the children in our community
  • Providing a safe space for all children
  • Offering accessible exhibits, play spaces, programming, and events
  • Celebrating the diversity of families, especially in our region
  • Exploring cultures and traditions that may be unfamiliar
  • Taking steps towards a more equitable admissions process
  • Acknowledging the land where our museum sits to recognize and honor
    Indigenous peoples.
  • Conducting an inclusive and bias-free hiring process that recognizes diversity
    and embraces a wide range of qualities and perspectives that candidates bring to
    the organization
  • Utilizing pronoun best practices
  • Establishing guidelines for tracking diversity of board, staff, and visitors and
    defining diversity set metrics.
  • Learning and growing with our community.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Nisenan people, on whose traditional lands we gather in Rancho Cordova, CA. We also acknowledge all indigenous people of California. Thank you for your past and present care of the water, plants and animals of this area.

SCM Family Pride

Regular Operating Hours

We're currently closed. We're open again on Tuesday () from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Member – Only Hours

Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

General Admission

Tuesday- Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Measurement Rules: Friday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to close; open Thursdays 2 – 6 on and after October 12, 2023.