Special Events

Literacy Month Activities


Thursday, September 14, 2017

9:30AM and 11:15 AM

Join us for Guest Story Times with Miss Lisa from Roseville Public Library!


Friday & Saturday, September 15 & 16, 2017

10AM - 2PM

Books for all ages will be available for purchase during our book fair on Sept. 15 & 16 with Usborne Books.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

11AM - 2PM

Today's Science Sunday book fair with Usborne Books will feature a variety of STEM-focused books for sale.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

All day!

It's International Pirate Day! Join us for a pirate-themed Story Time at 12 p.m. and pirate activities throughout the day. PLUS - The Museum is offering discounted admission of $5 for all guests who dress up like a pirate!

Buccaneer Ball

Saturday, September 23, 2017

6PM - 8PM

Ahoy mateys! Sacramento Children's Museum cordially invites moms and their sons to the Museum to dance the night away at our fourth annual Buccaneer Ball! Guests will enjoy visiting with pirates and mermaids, face painting by Whimsy Face Painting, dancing, and Museum play! Pirate dress-up is enthusiastically encouraged! Light refreshments and dessert will be served. 

Please note that ALL are welcome to attend!

Ticket prices are $20 per Member Couple ($4 for every additional Member child/adult), and $30 per Non-Member Couple ($5 for every additional non-Member child/adult).


Check out photos from last year's ball >>

Leo's Amazing Race

Sunday, October 1, 2017

2PM - 4PM

Join SCM for a race unlike any other! Teams of four race against the clock to compete in different challenges, all for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Challenges will range from eating to dancing to sports and everything in between. There are two divisions - adults (16+) and families. There really is something for everyone! All ages are welcome. Only $50 per team. For more info, contact [email protected]


Check out photos of last year's race >>

Monster Bash

Saturday, October 14, 2017

6PM - 8PM

Join us for a night of ghoulish fun at Sacramento Children's Museum's Monster Bash! Gear up for Halloween and wear your best costume and come play the night away at the Museum. We'll have a DJ, dancing, refreshments, and of course - Museum play!


Check out photos from last year's Monster Bash >>

Memory Project: Syria

Currently on display!

An art exhibit featuring the faces of Syrian refugee children is on display at the Sacramento Children's Museum! Memory Project: Syria showcases portraits of Syrian children living in a refugee camp on the border of Syria and Jordan. The portraits were created by American high school art students, and these paintings and drawings were given to the Syrian children as gifts. Replicas of these portraits are on display to promote international friendship and kindness.   

For more information, visit memoryproject.org.