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Save the Date!

Team Leo will be marching in the Sacramento Pride Parade on June 9th! Want to join? Keep an eye on your email and our social media for more info coming soon!

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Child’s Play – Starting Conversations on AI and Museum Marketing

While front-of-house teams at children’s museums focus on offering the public non-digital, hands-on experiences, teams in the back offices are experiencing the opposite. AI has entered the marketing mix in innumerable ways – writing aids, content planning, audio captions. However,…

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Meet the Gonzalez Family!

Member Spotlight Meet the Gonzalez Family! “As a professor at Sacramento State University, I’m deeply passionate about staying informed on the latest scientific findings related to parenting and children’s development. This interest prompted our initial visit to the Sacramento Children’s…

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Play Around the World

Play Around the World is designed for children and families to explore different types of play—role-play, narrative, symbolic, and constructive—around aspects of Chinese, Japanese, and South Korean cultures. Anchoring the exhibit are immersive activities children can engage with, including feeding pandas…

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Play Around the World Exhibit Press Release

Play Around the World is an exhibit developed by the Association of Children’s Museums and Freeman Foundation to allow children to explore different types of play while learning about Asian cultures. Guests can take care of pandas at a Panda Preserve,…

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Meet the Porter Family!

“My family wanted a safe place for play and exploration while I wanted to incorporate some learning too. My 7-year-old daughter loves Camp Rancho, especially the big canoe and the measurement rules exhibit. My 4-year-old son loves the scarf wall,…

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Caution: Imaginations at Work

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”  – Fred Rogers Imagination play is one of the most foundational types…

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Sock Skating at SCM Press Release

Grab your favorite socks and join Leo and Friends for sock skating at SCM from January 2nd – 15th! This special exhibit is open during regular Museum hours and is free with admission! Our indoor rink is made from a high-tech…

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

Did you know that play is recognized by the United Nations as a Fundamental Human Right to be nurtured and protected everywhere in the world? Here at SCM we are passionate about play! We promote play in everything we do,…

Meet the Yasi-Wallace Family!

Meet the Yasi-Wallace Family!

Member Spotlight Meet the Yasi-Wallace Family! “My son Lane and I had a delightful first visit to the museum in August 2022, and we’ve been frequent visitors ever since. Since we come here once a week, the annual membership is…

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