Hours & Admission

Planning Your Visit



  • Tuesday to Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Members-Only Hours: Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Thursdays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays (except for major holidays - see below)


  • General Admission (children and adults) - $8.50
  • Over 60 & Military - $6.00
  • Children under 1 - Free
  • EVERY FRIDAY General Admission, Over 60 & Military- $5.00
  • Current Museum members: Free (with purchase of a membership). Click HERE to become a member.


  • March 6-11 - CLOSED for Museum maintenance
  • April 16 - Easter - CLOSED
  • May 29 - Memorial Day - OPEN 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • July 4 - Independence Day - CLOSED
  • September 4 - Labor Day - OPEN 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • November 20 - Monday Thanksgiving Week - OPEN 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • November 23 - Thanksgiving - CLOSED
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve - CLOSED
  • December 25 - Christmas - CLOSED
  • December 31 - New Year's Eve - OPEN 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Getting Here

Sacramento Children's Museum is located at: 2701 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 120, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

The Museum is located in the same parking lot as Rancho Cordova City Hall. We are located off of U.S. Highway 50, off of the Zinfandel Drive exit.  From Sacramento: Take Eastbound Highway 50 toward South Lake Tahoe. Exit the Zinfandel Drive exit and drive straight through the stoplight. At the first stop sign, turn right. The Museum will be located on the right.  From Folsom: Take Westbound Highway 50 toward Sacramento. Exit the Zinfandel Drive exit, and turn left at the stoplight. Go straight until you get to White Rock Drive, then turn left. At the next stoplight, turn left. The Museum will be located on the left.


Visiting SCM will give your students a hands-on, multi-sensory, exhibit-based experience! New and different experiences will pique and challenge children's curiosity, giving teachers a springboard for teachable moments, integrated lessons, and information that is relative to the global classroom. If you have not been to SCM, we invite teachers to come see what we have to offer with a free walk-through of the Museum with a staff member! Please call 916-638-7225 ext. 104 to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. Click HERE to learn more about SCM Field Trips.

Out-of-Town Guests

If you're coming from out of town, the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a number of resources that may be helpful as you plan your trip. Click HERE for more information. For a list of local hotels, click HERE to visit Rancho Cordova Travel and Tourism. 

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