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Weekend Family Fun

February 14, 2014

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2/14 – Valentine’s Day Drop-off Night at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – Need time to sneak away from the kids for a special Valentine’s Day date? Back by popular demand, Sacramento Children’s Museum is offering a Valentine’s Day Drop Off Night! Drop off your children for a night of museum play and fun, along with snacks! Museum staff will host structured activities as well as free museum play. Children must be fully potty-trained to participate.

2/15 – Birding for Families at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Bring the family out for a birding walk led by a naturalist and special guest
guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society.  Birdwatchers of all levels are welcomed, so make sure to bring your binoculars!

2/15 – Hands on History: By Land and By Sea at Sutter’s Fort – Through exciting demonstrations and fun hands-on activities, docents will help Fort visitors understand the two different ways immigrants originally came to California–by land or by sea–while sharing the unique challenges they faced and what daily life was like during their journeys.  A special station will be set up with pioneer clothes where visitors can select outfits and have their pictures taken with the wagon or with another pioneer setting (using their own cameras).  More hands-on activities also await Fort visitors as they will help pack a wagon or trunk, make choices about what to bring along for their “journey of a lifetime,” learn how to use a nautical compass, hoist a laden barrel, weave rope, learn simple knots, create maps with available resources and even join the Navy.

2/15 – Solar Car Race at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center – Drop-in and create a fast-moving cruiser powered completely by the sun! This well-lit laboratory will be open for your family to build your own solar-powered car and race it before the workshop concludes.

2/15 – 2/17 – Engineering Antics at the Discovery Museum – If your child likes to build, this is the weekend for them! Celebrate National Engineering Week at this popular event where children build a foil boat and see how much weight it can hold before it sinks.  Compete against other visitors to see who can build the tallest structure with the supplies provided. Enjoy a water activity while discovering how to prevent pollution in streams and rivers. Local high school robotics teams will be on hand each day with their competition robots.

2/16 – Sensational Senses at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – How do humans and animals explore and get information from their nvironment? Come learn some fun facts about the function of your senses and compare them with the sensory ability of local wildlife.

Thru 2/17 – Disney on Ice Presents Rockin’ Ever After at Sleep Train Arena – The all-new Disney On Ice family spectacular Rockin’ Ever After skates into Sacramento on its North American tour. In this new twist on fairy-tale fun, your favorite Disney characters compete in a talent show to determine who will be the next superstar. The show features comical segments starring Ariel and Sebastian, Rapunzel and Flynn, the Beast and Belle, and introducing Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave in her skating debut.

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