1/2 – 1/5 – 2014: Space Quest – Final Days at the Discovery Museum – 3…2…1 Blast off! Join us for the closing of our Space Quest! exhibit. Learn about the science of the universe and about our own solar system in this entertaining and hands-on exhibit. Visit the 12-foot rocket play space and dress up in an astronaut costume and helmet. Explore color and light in the light affects room. Children 12 and under make a paper rocket wand to fly around the exhibit and to take home. Admission includes an animal presentation at noon & 2pm and planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (for ages 4 and older).
1/3 – 1/5 – SacAnime Winter 2014 – SacAnime is the anime convention “Where Fans Come to Play”, providing Japanese influenced pop culture fun for the entire family. Over 10,000 fans, many in costume, are expected to attend. Convention highlights include live
concerts with Nylon Pink, Kazha and Raj Ramayya, karaoke contests, cosplay costume contest, video game tournaments, artists alley, panels and workshops and much more.
1/4 – Fingerpainting for Pre-readers – Pre-Readers, or children from the ages of 18 months to five years old, are invited to join the Franklin Community Library for some messy fun with tempera paints. Wear your play clothes to this fun, creative event.
1/4 – Raptor Rapture at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Raptors do more than just soar above us. Discover how these birds play a crucial role in their habitats. Meet a live raptor!
1/4 – Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Bobcats at Sleep Train Arena – The Sacramento Kings take on the Charlotte Bobcats in this basketball game.
1/5 – New Year’s Stroll at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – You may hear the splash of a fish or the call of a circling hawk. Perhaps the flash of a dashing deer’s black tail or the ruby red of an acorn woodpecker head will catch your eye. Many sights and sounds await you on this guided walk.
1/5 – Kids & Company Gallery Tour at the Crocker Art Museum – Wildly amusing and surprisingly educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages five and older (and the adults that tag along with them) in a fun and playful manner. Free for members. Included with general admission for nonmembers.
1/5 – A Children’s Christmas Festival – Families will enjoy a puppet show, crafts, musics, book fair, folk dancing and more as celebrated in Italy. $10 adults, free for children ages 16 and under. 1:30-4pm at The Italian Center, Carmichael.