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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,…

Penguins skating in socks above the text "Sock Skating at SCM, January 2 - 15, 2024"

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…

Worldwide Day of Play: Mess Fest Press Release

Worldwide Day of Play: Mess Fest Press Release

In collaboration with ACM and Nickelodeon, we are excited to host our first Mess Fest! Join us on September 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Dress for the mess and get ready to be wet, sticky, gooey, and dirty! Wear…

Measurement Rules Press Release

Measurement Rules Press Release

Exciting news from the Sacramento Children’s Museum – our next traveling exhibit will open on September 23! How many chickens do you weigh? How tall are you in apples or inches or pennies?  Can you use your foot as a ruler? …


New Membership Levels

SCM has added two new membership levels to make membership more accessible for visiting families. Learn more in the release below!

Blue Star Museum program logo

Blue Star Museum Program

The Blue Star Museum program helps SCM offer free admission to active service members and their families for a limited time! We also have an everyday veteran and law enforcement discount. Learn more in the release below!

SCM Family Pride

Regular Operating Hours

We're currently closed. We're open again on Saturday () from 10:00 am to 4:00 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

Leo’s Learning Lab will be open
Thurs/Fri – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm &
Sat/Sun – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm