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Van Go!

The mobile Sacramento Children’s Museum is a school outreach program where Museum educators come to your school and transform your classroom or multipurpose room into a mini museum. Each session begins with a brief introductory lesson followed by exploration and play time at several hands-on exhibits and activity stations. See each program description for the recommended grade level.

Van Go is sold out through the end of May 2024. We have a select few dates available in June. Please book early to secure your preferred date.

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Programs for Grades TK-3

The words "Building & Engineering" on a dark blue background above a light blue gear and surrounded by building tools

Building & Engineering

Design, build, test, and tinker! Students will immerse themselves in the engineering process of prototyping while working with various large- and small-scale building kits.

Recommended for grades TK-3.

The words "Air & Flight" on a blue background surrounded by clouds, paper airplanes, and a rocket

Air and Flight

Explore the dynamics of flight! Students will explore various activities that introduce the concepts of flight, including making parachutes, measuring distance, and data collection.

Recommended for Grades 2-3.

Color Lab

Play with color! Students will look, play, and create with color in several hands-on activities, including an art project, color mixing, and our colors in motion wind tunnels. 

Recommended for grades TK-1.

Emotion Explorers

As an emotion explorer, you will go on an epic SEL journey! Students will learn skills to release negative emotions, curate positive feelings, create a special memento, and practice empathy through art. 

Great for all grade levels.



Sound Explorers

Get ready for a boisterous session of hands-on exploration of sound and music! Students will touch, feel, and play a variety of instruments. Each student will make a take home music maker.

Recommended for grades TK-1.



Mission: Imagination Challenge

Your mission: to challenge your creativity and building skills while learning about the engineering design process. Students work in collaborative groups to solve a problem with a mystery box of supplies. Challenges can be tailored to meet specific content standards.
Recommended for grades 1-3.

Note: There is an additional $25 per class for supplies for Mission Imagination Challenge.

Reservation Information

For Fall 2024, Van Go can be booked for Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each session lasts about an hour, and we can only accommodate one class at a time per session (please see class maximums). 

If you would like to book multiple classes at your school on the same day, we would prefer to set up in one location only (for example, one classroom, multipurpose room, or in the library), and each class will rotate through that one location throughout the day. 

Reservations are not guaranteed until payment in full is received. 

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Cancelation and Refund Policy

Refund requests made up to 7 days prior to the reservation date will be subject to a $25 processing fee. Refund requests made less than 7 days prior to the reservation will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for requests made less than 48 hours prior to the reservation date. You may request that the original reservation be rescheduled to a future available date at no charge. 


  • 60-minute session (1 class): $350
  • If scheduling only one class, it must start before 10:00 am. Consider reaching out to adjacent grade levels to book us for a full day!
  • Additional same-day, same-program sessions: $200 for each additional class
  • Travel fees: $1 per mile round trip greater than 25 miles from the museum
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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