Ongoing Programs

Sacramento Children's Museum offers a variety of weekly and monthly programming designed to provide children and their families with diverse and engaging learning experiences. All our weekly programs are included with your admission to SCM. 

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Science Sundays

Sundays, All day!

Science Sundays offers hands-on opportunities for children to conduct their own science experiments. Activities pop up throughout the day!

Story Time

Tuesdays, 10AM

Get ready to READ every Tuesday! Held every Tuesday at 10 a.m., Story Time features a different book each week.

Theater Play

Tuesdays, 3PM - NEW CLASS!

Theater Play encourages children to get comfortable performing on stage through a series of fun, engaging, and interactive theatrical games!

Baby Bloomers Story Time

Wednesdays, 10AM

Baby Bloomers Story Time is an interactive story time specially tailored for the Museum's youngest visitors: infants and toddlers. Adults are encouraged to join their little ones as we read stories and sing songs.

Tinker Time

Wednesdays, 3PM - NEW CLASS!

Make, build, invent, and solve engineering design challenges during this class every Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Cultural Connections

Thursdays, 10AM - NEW TIME!

Cultural Connections is a weekly class exploring cultures from all over the world!


Cultural Connections is sponsored by ECMC Foundation.

Yoga Play

Thursdays, 3PM - NEW DAY & TIME!

Yoga Play uses games, stories, and play to explore posture, balance, and breath. This class is designed for ages 4 and up, but all ages are welcome!

Yoga Play is sponsored by Western Health Advantage.

Music & Movement

Fridays, 10AM & 11AM

Music & Movement is the perfect opportunity for children of all ages to get up and DANCE to music with SCM staff every Friday morning!

Music & Movement is sponsored by Western Health Advantage.

Creative Art Class

Fridays, 3PM - NEW TIME!

Offered each Friday at 3 p.m., SCM staff presents a themed art class designed for ages 4 to 8, but all ages are welcome. All materials are provided.

Sound Explorers

Saturdays, 10AM

Explore instruments, sounds, and music-making during this weekly program on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m.


First & third Sunday of every month, 9AM - 11AM

ExplorABILITY is a twice-monthly play-based program offering children on the autism spectrum, ages two to ten, an opportunity to play in a safe setting, explore novel sensory equipment and materials, and work on social skills and building friendships. Social Skills Specialists with backgrounds in both ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and IPG (Integrated Play Groups) are on hand to answer your questions, help your child with skills they're working on, and help facilitate social skills. There are no specific therapeutic goals, so no data taking - the main purpose of ExplorABILITY is to PLAY and HAVE FUN!

PLEASE NOTE: Because ExplorABILITY is so far without a sponsor for 2019, we will be shifting to a "Pay What You Can" admission model for this program. To that end, ExplorABILITY will operate on a donation basis - just pay what you can during your visits to ExplorABILITY to help us ensure that we can continue to offer every child a chance to play! Thank you for your support!



Beary Special Play Date

Beary Special Play Date is a FREE, sensory-friendly program for children with special needs and their families and friends. Our next Beary Special event is the Shamrock Shimmy -- a St. Patrick's Day dance party on March 15 at 6PM - 8PM. Join us for dancing, light refreshments, and of course, Museum play! For more info, please email [email protected] or call 916-638-7225 x. 103.