Weekend Family Fun
2/27 – 2/28 – Blast from the Past: Rockin’ Rocks and Diggin’ Dinos at the Discovery Museum – Rocks are a fascinating artifacts from the past that have a lot to tell you about Earth’s ancient–and not-so-ancient–history. 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. The museum will also focus on how professional paleontologists who “dig dinos” for a living do their work. Learn about Mary Anning and Roy Chapman Andrews, prominent paleontologists from the past.
2/28 – 3/1 – Gulliver’s Travels – The visual arts department invites you to come take a journey with the most unlikely of tour guides in our fantastical remake of Gulliver’s Travels. Along the way you will hear Gulliver’s telling of the fantastical lands, people, and creatures that he met. Hop aboard for adventure! Experience this giant size expedition through the eyes of visual artists. Giant puppets, shadow art, digital projections, dancing horses, elephant size snails and tiny Lilliputians
await your arrival on this most fabulous adventure!
3/1 – CJ the Sumatran Tiger’s 1st Birthday at the Sacramento Zoo – Join the celebration of CJ the Sumatran Tiger’s first birthday! CJ will receive a birthday cake-shaped enrichment while visitors watch and share their well wishes. Activities during the day will include signing CJ’s birthday card as well as tiger activities and conservation information.
3/1 – Healthy Kids Expo at Arden Fair Mall – Join Radio Disney for some fitness and fun including a circuit training course offering fun ways to exercise. Plus, Sutter Health physicians will measure height and weight for kids and distribute healthy tips to stay active. Get your passport stamped along the way for fun prizes!
3/1 – Happy Heart Healthy Eating Day at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – Incorporating healthy habits with fun activities is important for children and adults alike! Sacramento Children’s Museum is hosting Happy Heart, Healthy
Eating Day to promote healthy eating and good exercise habits for museum attendees.
3/1 – Something’s Fishy at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Get “schooled” on our region’s local fish and learn the ancient Japanese art of Gyotaku (with rubber fish)! Materials provided and guests will get to take your fish prints home. Space is limited; sign-ups will be taken the day of the event.
31/ – 3/2 – Snarly Saber-Tooths at the Discovery Museum – Check out a fun weekend of prehistoric mammals! The museum is highlighting a favorite, the snarly Saber-tooth cat. Look at a replica skull in the Blast from the Past! exhibit. Fun facts about these wild cats will be shared in the family feature. After constructing a mask, kids might snarl and growl like a
Saber-tooth, so watch out!
3/2 – Get Growing at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Take a walk to look for seedlings on the trail, then sow your own seed to take home!
3/2 – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration at Fairytale Town – Celebrate Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday with popular Seuss-themed hands-on activities and crafts. Stop by the Mother Goose Stage for a unique nonstop read-aloud of your favorite tongue-twisting, rhyming Seuss books.
3/2 – Sacramento Comic, Toy and Anime Show -The Sacramento Comic, Toy, and Anime show (Sac-Con) is Sacramento’s original Comic-Con, providing family friendly pop-culture entertainment for over 25 years. Highlights include a huge vendors room, small press zone featuring talented local artists, panels and workshops hosted by celebrity guests, cosplay costume contest, charity raffle benefitting local charities, and much more. Celebrity guests include Kevin Eastman (artist and creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Sergio Aragones (Mad Magazine artist and creator of Groo the Wanderer), James O’Barr (creator of the Crow), and many more.