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Engaging with our community through diverse programming is a cornerstone of SCM’s mission to spark a passion for life-long learning. Our programs happen in our museum, in our community, and in our schools. Join us as we inspire, create and explore!

Museum Accessibility Programs

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Blue Star Museum Program

The Blue Star Museum program helps SCM offer free admission to active service members and…

General Admission Access Programs

General Access programs are an important part of SCM's mission!

Access Memberships

Access memberships are an important part of SCM's commitment to accessibility.

Museum Education Programs

Field Trips

Your Group’s Day of Exploration Starts Here Follow these four simple steps to get started:…

Daily Programming

Reptile Encounters
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Meet any one of our seven resident reptiles in our Reptile Encounters! We have three…

Science Activities
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Explore the wonderful world around us in every way imaginable during Science sessions! Plant seeds…

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Storytime is a classic favorite at SCM! Thousands of stories have been told to our…

IF/THEN Pop-Up Science Sessions
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On Fridays and weekend days, Leo's Learning Lab is open! Venture inside to see our…

Nature Explorer Activities
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Venture into the wilderness with SCM during our various nature pop-up activities! Explore herbs and…

Parachute Play
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Parachute play is another classic at SCM! Encourage working together and motor skills alike while…

Sound Explorers
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Sound Explorers is a Saturday-only musical exploration program where miniature maestros can explore music! Beat…

Yoga Play
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Join us on Fridays for an in-house yoga class! Relax, stretch and learn alongside other…

Museum Outreach Programs

Museum Outreach

Have an event that you'd like the Sacramento Children's Museum to attend? Invite us to…

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Van Go

The Mobile Sacramento Children’s Museum is a school outreach program where Museum educators come to…

SCM Family Pride

Regular Operating Hours

We're currently closed. We're open again on Tuesday () from 10:00 am to 2:00 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