Weekend Family Fun
Thru 1/20 – It’s the Last weekend to enjoy the Holiday Ice Rink – The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink has a long history on The Kay. The rink was first established in 1991 by the City of Sacramento. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership assumed operation and management of the rink soon after with the goal of creating a signature holiday experience for the region. Downtown Sac has been a holiday destination ever since.
1/17 – 1/19 – Monster Jam at Sleep Train Arena – Advance Auto Parts’ Monster Jam stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – or smash through. The 2014 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement with a massive night’s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.
1/17 – Library Minigolf at the Sacramento Arden-Dimick Public LIbrary – The library will become a minigolf course. Come see if you can putt par around the books!
1/18 – Blast from the Past: Rockin’ Rocks & Diggin’ Dinos – A new exhibit opens at the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center. Interactive displays will give visitors a real science encounter with rocks, crystals, and fossils of all kinds. The basics of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks are presented in an engaging, hands-on style using large, attractive specimens. Displays include volcanoes, floating rocks, magnetism, fluorescence, and rocks under different magnifications. Do you dig dinos? Discover the age of dinosaurs in our dramatic exhibits and presentations, including dinosaur artifacts, bones, and re-creations. Learn the latest facts about these fascinating extinct creatures and the Earth they lived on.
1/18 – Bluebirds: Animal Homes for your backyard – Create unique homes for your backyard feathered friends! What do all living things need? Food, water, shelter and space. Come create a home for blue birds in your yard!
1/18 – Hands On History: Traders, Trappers and Treaties – Visitors to the Fort will step back in time to the 1840s and learn why trappers were considered “jacks of many trades.” Fort visitors will enjoy watching docent-led musket demonstrations and discover how they lived, worked, explored new territory and traded with local Native Americans In addition, guests will also have the hands-on opportunity to examine fur pelts, create documents with a quill pen and oak gall ink, string trade beads to take home, or learn to make a fire using flint and steel!
1/18 – Racing & Engineering for Teens -Geared towards high school students, this class is taught by the CSU Sacramento student organization, Hornet Racing! These college students develop their engineering skills through management of a competitive racing team, and they want to share their knowledge with you! Learn what it is like to be an engineer and the inside workings of what it takes to build a race car from scratch. Students can see one of Sac State’s race cars and will build a motorized toy car in a group in the class.
1/20 – Harlem Globe Trotters: 2014 World Tour Fans Rule – The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind family show features stars such as Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang and Dizzy Grant, along with many other fan favorites, including female stars TNT Maddox and T-Time Brawner. (rosters vary in each city). And of course, you, the fans are always a part of the fun when the Globetrotters take the court.