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Weekend Activities For March 30 – April 1st

March 29, 2012

Happening this weekend…

Something’s Fishy at the Discovery Museum – Fish have existed for millions of years and are being highlighted in the exhibit, lab and classroom. View fish fossils in the Blast from the Past! exhibit, visit live fish in the Nature Room, make a fish print in our classroom, get close-up views with microscopes, and more!  March 31 – April 1st, 12:30 – 4pm.

Easter Bash at Funderland –  Funderland Park will be hosting their annual “Easter Bash” (weather permitting of course).  For children 12 and under, they can enjoy hunting for Easter eggs ($3 per child), coloring contests, arts and crafts, and riding on some of Funderland’s famous kiddie rides.  Entrance to the park is always free and tickets for the amusement rides are available for purchase.  March 30th-April 1st

Animal April Fools at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Many animals use little “tricks” to fool predators or find food. Join a naturalist to find out about these clever tricks and take a walk in the nature preserve to see some of them in action.  All ages welcome.  Sunday, April 1st, 1:30 PM

Silly Sunday at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – In celebration of April Fool’s Day, everyone is invited to Silly Sunday! Wear your shirt backwards, your hair a funny way, or your shoes on the wrong foot! It’s ok to be silly.  Sunday April 1st

River Cats vs. Oakland A’s at Raley Field – For the first time in half a decade Sacramento will host Major League Baseball when the Oakland A’s visit the Sacramento River Cats. This marks the fifth time Raley Field has hosted the four-time World Series champion Oakland A’s. The first four games were sellouts, so be ready for a great game.  Sunday, March 31st, 6:05 pm

Beginning this weekend…

Weekend Excursion Train Rides – The California State Railroad Museum’s popular excursion railroad–the Sacramento Southern Railroad–officially returns to operation for the 29th consecutive season, and continues on weekends through September.

Guests are treated to a six-mile, 40-minute roundtrip excursion along the picturesque levees of the Sacramento River while enjoying the sights, smells, and sounds of authentic locomotives rolling down the tracks. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats, and open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating.

Sacramento Underground Tours – For the third consecutive season, popular Old Sacramento Underground tours resume, and continue through Fall 2012. Old Sacramento has the distinction of being the only city in California to raise its streets in the 1860s through the 1870s to protect the city from devastating flooding. Tour participants explore excavated foundations, an open archeological site and enclosed pathway –all while entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides recount the tales of the devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California’s only successful street-raising project.

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