A record 30 Sacramento area museums will offer free or half-priced admission all day on Saturday, February 2, during the 15th Annual Sacramento Museum Day. Twenty-eight of the 30 museums will offer free admission and two destinations – the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town – will offer half-priced admission.
Sacramento Museum Day, a popular Sacramento cultural tradition, is designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history, science, and wildlife – at little or no cost.
Many museums are within walking distance of each other so you can make it a day with the family. If you’ve always wanted to visit the Crocker Art Museum and Museums in Old Sacramento like the Military Museum and Railroad Museum, Museum Day is the perfect time to make it happen. You can start at the Crocker, and get there early, as you will spend well over a hour looking at all they have to offer. Next up, take a leisurely stroll over to Old Sacramento, take your time as you walk past all the charming shops, and make your way to the Military Museum. After viewing California’s military history you can head to the Sacramento History Museum, and then go right next door to the California State Railroad Museum for your last visit.
Visiting four museums can easily take up most of your day and leave you in Old Sacramento for dinner. With great restaurants to choose from like Fat City, Ten22, The Firehouse, and Rio City Cafe you can end your historical day with a great meal.
Sacramento Museum Day event hours are 10 am to 5 pm (with the last guests admitted at 4 pm).
For a full list of all the museums involved in Museum Day click here.