Weekend Family Fun

Weekend Family Fun Collage

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.


Exploring the World of Art in Sacramento with Kids

12570panel20By Heather Crivellone

One of the great things about having children in Sacramento, is that there are so many opportunities to let them develop their imaginations and expose them to the arts. Every month, Downtown Sacramento hosts “2nd Saturday”, where local businesses, art galleries and restaurants open up for a progressive art show.  Enjoy an evening of art, music, wine (for the adults), and people watching at it’s finest. With the variety of art shows you can take the kids to view, don’t miss an opportunity to visit the   Crocker Art Museum. During the summer, I took my kids to  “Family Fridays” at the Crocker Art Museum and was highly impressed. First of all, the museum itself is gorgeous (I have been to quite a few in my days of prancing abroad) and I was pleasantly surprised at the architecture and the work on display. The Family Friday series was a weekly program during the summer where families could enjoy making different art projects in the courtyard, followed by live entertainment.  Now, if you missed the summer events at the Crocker- there are plenty of family events throughout the year. Every Wednesday, they host their “Wee Wednesday” class for the preschool ages children and their caregivers.   This is an opportunity to introduce your young children to the beauty of art in a fun and interactive way.  Instructors will typically walk the children through the museum to a particular work of art and discuss it in ways that is fun and understanding for the children.  When we visited this event a few months back, they also read a story and  at the end of the class the children had an opportunity to explore Tot Land.  This is a child friendly, interactive area where the kids can play, create and learn about the world of art around them. Other special events that are coming up include: “Sketch It” on Sunday, August 25 11am-1pm where visitors five and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month and all supplies are included. No experience necessary On Monday, September 2 from 11am-3pm families with young children will have a yee-haw time at the Crocker’s third annual celebration of Sacramento’s Gold Rush Days. The West will be wild with wiggles and giggles in this event featuring live performances, craft-making demos, hands-on art-making, and even a petting zoo. On this day there will be Free admission. Tuesday, September 3 from 10:30am-12pm join other families at “Artful Tot”.  “Toddlers can explore art-making with different materials and in new ways, from printmaking and color mixing to clay and fabric. Adults learn how to encourage experimentation and self-expression while nurturing their child’s creativity. Families are welcome to arrive anytime during this drop-in program. Please dress for mess. This program is for children from 19 to 36 months old and their caregivers.”  $10 Museum members per pair (includes one child + one adult) $15 Nonmembers per pair (includes one child + one adult) $5 per additional person. These are just some of the events that are coming up.  Check the website and calendar for other fun filled events at the Crocker Art Museum.

If you are looking for more hands- on, create your own “masterpiece” with your children, then check out some of our local art studios like Art Beast and Recreate.  Art Beast is a favorite for many local moms- $8/ person and you can spend the entire day getting lost in your creativity at this drop in art studio. Painting, coloring, sculpting, dramatic play, daily classes and so much more! This place has everything to keep your creativity entertained for hours and hours. Recreate in Roseville is an eco-friendly art gallery where kids can create their own masterpieces with recyclables.

And if you are looking for an ongoing class for your little Picasso- then visit Kids Studio of Fine Arts. Your child can learn everything from the basics of drawing to more complex and expressionistic styles of drawing and painting.  They offer classes for children between the ages of 4 and 18 and have many classes available throughout the week. So, just remember that when you are thinking about exposing your family to the arts.. there is no need to travel far for museums and “culture”… our beautiful golden city already has it all!

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Weekend Family Fun

Phew.  The winter-like weather has passed, and it looks like summer is here again in Sacramento!  You’ll want to check out Fairytale Town’s annual Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy event, or spend some time outside at the Nature Center.  The Crocker Art Museum’s popular Family Fridays returns this Friday night, or have the kids bring their bikes down to the Children’s Museum for some biking fun with Leo.  Whatever you choose, have a wonderful weekend!

6/28 – Family Fridays: Rainbow Day at the Crocker Art Museum – Join other families in the E. Kendell Davis Courtyard for music, art-making, and good old-fashioned fun. Picnic fare and artfully educational toys will be available for purchase in the courtyard. On Rainbow Day, jump around to colorful, Caribbean music performed by Asheba.

lorax_filmposter_category6/28 – Drive-in Movie: Lorax at the Fulton-El Camino Recreation District – Enjoy an evening swim. Bring a picnic dinner, popcorn, or purchase available concessions, then settle in for the evening to enjoy a screening of The Lorax.  Grass seating will be available, so bring blankets to sit on. Please no glass in the pool area.  Guests will also be able to help choose the next week’s movie.

sacramento-river-cats-logo_W26/28 – Sacramento River Cats vs. Reno Aces – Come out to enjoy a great game of baseball as the Sacramento River Cats take on the Reno Aces. Enjoy the hugely popular Raley Field fireworks, with a show immediately following the game. See the best fireworks show in Northern California all season long!  Also, the first 2,500 fans through the gates will receive a River Cats rally towel. Show up early to make sure you get one.

6/28 – reCreate the Masters at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – Join Sacramento Children’s Museum and Miss Cynthia from reCREATE to experience art in a new way. Weekly art projects have been designed using recycled materials. You will reCREATE well-known masterpieces and children’s books.  All materials are provided and the class is included with admission to the Museum

fairytale town 6/29 – Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy at Fairytale Town – Celebrate the classic works of William Shakespeare while enjoying all-you-can-eat Crystal ice cream at Fairytale Town’s magical midsummer evening inspired by the popular fairy-themed play. The enchanting evening emceed by Mix 96’s Jennifer Wood features multiple ice cream tasting stations, live entertainment, hands-on activities, an old-time marketplace, and more.  Costumes for the whole family are encouraged. No host food and bar.

girl_with_pizza_category6/29 – Kids and Teens in the Kitchen: Farm Pizza Party at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op – Cooking is a skill that can be developed over a lifetime. Young people get a head start in these fun, hands-on classes, and they get to enjoy the dishes they have made together. Students will learn valuable skills using fresh seasonal ingredients: knife skills, measuring, kitchen math, and working as a team.  In this Farm Pizza Party class, students will harvest fresh veggies from the farm and use them as toppings for their own personal pizza. They will learn to make pizza dough as well as pesto from scratch. Not to mention they will learn where the food comes from.

kidsonbikes_category6/29 – Wheels Day at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – Bring your bike, trike, or scooter (and a helmet)! Join Team Leo outside to roll and ride all day. Remember your helmet. Bubbles, music, and a hydration station will be available. No fee to play outside with us. General admission will apply for indoor museum activities

waspoakgalls_category6/29 – What Gall at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Discover how tiny wasps have caused galls in Effie Yeaw’s oak trees. Some galls look like apples, some like Hershey Kisses, and some even look like tiny sea urchins.  Join a Naturalist for a hike in the preserve to find three different types of oak trees and discover what kinds of galls each oak hosts.

Stamp-a-rama6/29-6/30 – Meteor Madness at the Discovery Museum – Come to the Discovery Museum and learn about rocks from space–meteors! There is a collection of meteorites on display in the Space Quest! exhibit. Children craft a shooting star on a stick to take home as a souvenir. The family feature this weekend is a presentation on meteors–where they come from and where they go–at Noon or 2pm for all ages. Planetarium shows are at 1pm or 3pm for ages 4 and older.

6/30 – Animals of the American River at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Reptiles, mammals, and birds can be found all along the American River. How can
you tell these three groups apart? Is it by eggs or skin or flight? Examine some biofact evidence and meet an animal resident of the Nature Center up close to decide in which group it belongs.

Weekend Family Fun

Another Sacramento weekend with plenty of fun activities for the whole family!  Take in a River Cats baseball game at Raley Field, visit our beloved Fairytale Town, the Automobile museum, or Discovery Museum.  Enjoy an International Foods night or if you want to celebrate, Earth Day activities abound.  Happy Weekend!

earth_day_celebration_city_2013_category4/18 – Earth Day Celebration at City Hall – The Neighborhood Services Division of the City of Sacramento’s Department of Parks & Recreation is hosting its  annual Earth Day Celebration for 2013! Come out and join for a free day of fun for all ages. There will be interactive learning including composting, recycling, clean air demonstrations, and much more.

Spare the air and ride RT! Take the Light Rail to St. Rose of Lima Park or take the bus to one of multiple downtown bus stops.

4/18 – Cars Under the Stars at the California Automobile Museum – This Museum after-hours event is great for all ages. Enjoy all exhibits at half price. Freebies, including free tours, will be available. Every month visitors can enjoy special programming coordinated by Museum staff and volunteers.  Visitors will also enjoy free coffee and hot chocolate.

international-food2_category4/19 – International Food Night – Creative Connections Arts Academy (CCAA) is hosting its 5th International Food Night. This event gives participants the opportunity to sample homemade authentic international cuisines plus the chance to chat with the cooks to learn
more about the dishes. Those who attend will also have the opportunity to participate in the PTO Raffle and Silent Auction throughout the evening to help support the arts in education.

4/20 – Celebrate the Earth at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center – Everyone is welcome at this annual—and free—family-friendly event, sponsored by Roseville Electric and the Environmental Utilities, Whole Foods Market in Roseville, and hosted at the Utility Exploration Center. Don’t miss a day of fun-filled day of food, live music, local green vendors, electric vehicles, and family entertainment!

4/20 – Family Fun Fest at Fairytale Town – Join the Junior League of Sacramento for a night of family fun with carnival games, crafts, and live music!  This wonderful event will include music from The Mixx, great dance exhibitions, martial arts on display, yoga for kids, fencing demonstrations, and many more exhibitions. There will be games, fitness activities, face painting, and delicious, nutritious food.  In addition, there will be cooking demonstrations and a cook-off with the Junior League of Sacramento’s Kids in the Kitchen community program which will include some of the local Boys & Girls clubs.

river_cats_raley_field_category4/20-21  – River Cats Baseball – Come out to enjoy a great game of baseball as the Sacramento River Cats take on the Reno Aces. Don’t leave early because after the game the largely popular Raley Field fireworks show takes off. Bring a group and enjoy some baseball as well as the best fireworks show in Northern California!

Living in Sapce4/20-21 – Spinning into Spring at the Discovery Museum – Since the 1800s, a favorite spring toy for children has been the pin wheel. Come enjoy that fun this weekend by visiting the Discovery Museum. Each child crafts a spring spinner to take home as a souvenir. Test it out by running around on the Discovery Museum’s acreage after visiting the Space Quest! exhibit. Planetarium shows are at 1pm & 3pm for ages 4 and older; live animal presentations at Noon and 2pm for all ages.

4/21 – Art Spark: An Inclusive Arts Festival for Families – Families are invited to an inclusive celebration of children and the arts. Enjoy performances by Francie Dillon along with Puppet Art Theater, youth from El Dorado Dance Academy, Aim Higher Elk Grove, and Afia Walking Tree, as well as hands-on fun stations designed for visitors of all abilities.  This family festival is FREE for all.

creatures_of_the_night_category4/21 – Creatures of the Night at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – When the sun is setting, many creatures are going to sleep but some are just waking up. Discover some of the mysterious animals which make the preserve come alive in the night and meet one of Effie Yeaw’s resident nocturnal animals.

4/21 – For the Joy of Singing at the Crest Theater – In honor of twenty years of providing musical education to youth in the region, the Sacramento Children’s Chorus (SCC) will hold its 20th Anniversary Concert, For the Joy of Singing in the historic Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento. All five choirs that make up the SCC will perform delightful pieces from musical greats such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Louis Armstrong, and Mozart, just to name a few.  In addition, this special concert will showcase an alumni ensemble. Former SCC singers from across the nation will gather to perform at the Crest, celebrate the Sacramento Children’s Chorus, and pay tribute to the positive long-term impact that singing has made on their lives.

For more EARTH DAY celebrations, click here.

Weekend Family Fun

This weekend you’ll find Monster Trucks at Raley Field, Kings Basketball at the Sleep Train Arena, a Festival of Trees at the Automobile Museum, a harvest festival to begin your holiday shopping and many more fun activities your family will enjoy!

11/16 -Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks – The Sacramento Kings take on the Atlanta Hawks in this basketball game at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly Power Balance Pavilion.)

11/16 -17 – Monster X Tour at Raley Field – The Monster X Tour will include racing, wheelie contests, and freestyle competition, as well as myriad side acts including Moto X freestyle, trophy truck and demo cross. The list of participating monster trucks, which is subject to change, includes BigFoot, Time Flys, Detour, Fired Up, Super Stomper, El Perro Loco, Rock Star, California Kid, and General Lee.

11/16-18 – Kids & Company Gallery Adventures at the Crocker – 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 with Museum admission. This program takes place every first and third Sunday of the month.

11/16-18 – Sacramento Harvest Festival at the Cal Expo Pavilion – The Sacramento Harvest Festival, one of the largest indoor arts and craft shows on the West Coast, will return with over 24, 000 handmade arts and crafts. This year marks the 40th Anniversary Tour for the Harvest Festivals. Attendees can browse original art, jewelry, clothing, pottery, toys, specialty foods, home decor, and more. Throughout the weekend there is live entertainment, strolling performers, artist demonstrations, food tastings, a hands on KidZone, and fabulous prize drawings.

Plus, anyone who brings a canned food donation for Elk Grove Food Bank Services will receive $2 off admission

11/17 – Family Activity: Things that Slither at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – What has no arms or legs and smells with its tongue? What can lose and re-grow its tail? Learn about the life cycles, predators, prey, habitats, and defenses of reptiles. Meet a resident reptile up close!

11/17 – Hands-on-History: Trapped in the Mountains at Sutter’s Fort – In the winter of 1846-1847 over 80 emigrants became trapped in the Sierra snows. We know them as the Donner Party, but the travelers included individuals and many different families. Did you know that the snowbound emigrants lived in two separate camps almost five miles apart? Sutter’s Fort was their destination and became their only hope of survival. Rescue parties of volunteers were assembled at the Fort, mules and packs were gathered, and a variety of food supplies were packed for the rescue. Few people are aware that the second relief party carried 100 pounds of cocoa and 400 pounds of sugar among other more mundane staple items.

View replicas of rarely seen original documents and hear the mysterious and haunting stories that have fallen through the cracks. Visitors will be able to pack a wagon or write in their journal with a quill pen, or make a corn husk or rag doll and create their own pioneer souvenir item. Come to the Fort and hear why there continues to be so much discussion about the Donner Party.  Cannon Demonstrations will be held at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

11/17-18 – Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright at the Discovery Museum – This weekend is all about big cats at the Discovery Museum. Start out by viewing the cat corner in the Bone Zone exhibit. Kids try on tiger costumes and make big growls for the camera. Watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood in the Doctor’s Office play space. The classroom has Daniel Tiger coloring sheets, mask making, and tiger-themed freebies to take home (as supplies last).  Planetarium shows are at 1pm & 3pm for ages 4 and older. Tiger slide show in our planetarium at Noon & 2pm for all ages.

11/18 – Family Activity: Great Gobblers at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center -Beards, wattles, and snoods—what strange things to see on a bird! Look and listen for wild turkeys as you explore their world on this guided walk through the Nature Preserve.  All ages welcome.

11/18 – Festival of Trees at the California Automobile Museum – Join for a fun-filled evening that the entire family can enjoy. View the beautiful trees decorated and displayed by local merchants and organizations. The shimmering trees are the backdrop for this magical evening. You will be thrilled by the excitement of the auctions and raffles. Mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will be incredible live music, all in a fairytale-like atmosphere. Make this evening the most enchanting evening of the season!

The festival will feature “A Taste of Northern California” surrounded by the sights and sounds of Christmas. Some amazing items will be auctioned off including family vacations, weekend getaways, fun and exciting kids items, great gifts, and more. Generous, talented groups and individuals from businesses, civic groups, churches, families, and friends in the community have donated their time and talent to decorating Christmas trees and wreaths that will be raffled off during the event.  Remember, this year’s Festival of Trees will be benefiting The Birth Connection.

11/18 – Sacramento Kings vs. Brooklyn Nets – The Sacramento Kings take on the Brooklyn Nets in this basketball game at the Sleep Train Arena.

11/18 – BusyKidz Grand Opening Celebration – Join in for the official ribbon cutting! BuzyKidz will have music, face painting, activities, snacks, a craft sponsored by Lakeshore Learning, and of course, all of BusyKidz to play in.

The Art of Norman Rockwell Comes To The Crocker Art Museum

By Alyssa Green

This weekend in downtown Sacramento, the long-awaited American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell opens at the Crocker Art Museum.

Rockwell is arguably one of the most well-known and influential American artists of the 20th century with his work spanning decades beginning in 1916 with his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post. 

When thinking on his work, most people conjure up images of the American idealism he often portrayed in his illustrations including hundreds of Post covers as well as over 50 years of images of boys scouts for the scouting magazine Boys’ Life where he served as art editor.  His paintings were used as ads for products and films as well as in posters that were hung in every U.S. Post Office  to encourage Americans to buy war bonds during WWII.

While much of his work is a fun-loving portrayal of American pop culture, Rockwell was also very aware of current events and included them in his work, many of which are not as well-known.  For instance, did you know that in the early 1960’s he turned America’s attention to the civil rights movement?  His 1964 Look magazine painting The Problem We All Live With captures the plight of 1st grader Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend a recently de-segregated elementary school in Louisiana.  For her safety, she was escorted to school each day by U. S. Marshalls.

So, whatever your previous exposure or perception of Norman Rockwell’s illustrations,  you are certain to see a work or two that will surprise you at this exhibit – and be prepared to spend some time.  In addition to many of his original paintings, all of his 323 Saturday Evening Post covers are on display documenting decades of America’s history and culture.

Kids are welcome and if you bring them (I highly encourage you to do so,)  make sure you pick up the Family Guide which helps youngsters learn about Norman Rockwell and encourages them to interact with the exhibit.  Audio tours are also available.

The exhibit runs November 10, 2012 through February 3, 2012 with several Rockwell related events available for fans of all ages including a kid’s camp for children ages 6-10, a chance to meet some of Rockwell’s models and a showing of the classic movie “Stagecoach” in which the artist had a small part.  For more information, visit the Crocker Art Museum’s website here.

Weekend Family Fun For August 10-13th

8/9-13 – Circus Vargas – Welcome to the World of Circus Vargas. Take a look beyond the sawdust and spangles, a peek past the mystique and wonder, and discover why Circus Vargas is America’s Favorite Big Top Circus! It’s musical, it’s memorable…it’s circus with a touch of Broadway. It’s family entertainment at its finest. And it’s coming your way!

8/10 – Family Friday: Black & White at the Crocker – Wear clothes in the colors of black and white today–like how TV shows looked before color television–then remember the olden days with folk music and folk-inspired art activities. Amy Reed and Ross Hammond will play children’s folk songs written by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Jean Ritchie, Pete Seeger, and Amy will gently lead dancing and singing through the magical world of folklore. And don’t miss the amazing artwork of Tapigami tape artist Danny Sheible.

8/10-11 – Wierd Al Yankovic at Three Stages – The biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time is coming to Three Stages for three live performances! With the 2012 Alpocalypse Tour, his first full-length studio album in nearly five years, “Weird Al” Yankovic has returned to demolish the pop landscape. He hasn’t lost a beat and is in rare form.

 8/11- Back to School with Mad Science – Join in the fun at Mad Science’s Back-to-School Blast! Mark your calendar and plan to bring the entire family for an afternoon filled with hands-on science activities. Your junior scientists can magically transform sugar into cotton candy, create ooey-gooey slime, investigate electrifying science, and shoot a water rocket into the atmosphere! Be entertained by a real Mad Scientist as he demonstrates the wacky world of science during the Blast-Off show.

 8/11 – Art for Wetlands at the Nature Center – Join Sabreena from California Waterfowl as she shares biological specimens from ducks, geese, and swans, and instructs children on how to draw waterfowls. At this event you will find out how your waterfowl art can help to conserve wetlands and the animals that live in those habitats.

8/11 – Parallax Robotics at the Discovery Museum – Get hands on with robots and learn to solder. Parallax Inc., a local robotics and microcontroller company, shows participants how to solder their very own badge with a seven-color LED that lights up and looks just like a mini-version of the popular Parallax Scribbler 2 (S2) robot. This activity is great for children and adults ages 7 and up. Robot demonstrations include popular robots, such as the Boe-Bot Robot and flying ELEV-8 quadcopter.

8/11 – Big Art Party – Bring your family and friends to celebrate the fine arts in Sacramento at the Big Art Party which launches the Capital Artists’ Studio Tour (CAST) events! Meet artists on this year’s Tour and be among the first to pick up a free CAST Guide, a 32-page, four-color guide with all 150 artist listings and tour maps, as it will be debuted at the Big Art Party. The Capital Artists’ Studio Tour, scheduled for Sept 8-Sept 9 and Sept 15-Sept 16, is a city-wide opportunity for the public to meet local artists in their working studios. It is all FREE, fun and celebrates our area artists!

8/11-12 – Sacramento River Delta’s Passport to Farmers – Just minutes from Sacramento and Elk Grove, travel the river to visit the farms on the Delta Grown Farm Trail. Farm tours, kids activities, local wine tasting, farm equipment displays, wildlife viewing, and fresh produce (tomatoes, pears, eggs, organic, veggies, etc).  Meet the local Delta farmers and see what they have to offer. Each ticket includes a “freebie” at each farm.

8/12 – Critters of the River at the Nature Center – Join in and enjoy a presentation on the local river’s wildlife. There will be “biofacts,” items such as skulls and feathers, and a live animal too! This event will be fun for all ages.

8/12 – Dino Diorama at the Discovery Museum – Feeling crafty? Join the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center for a day of dinosaur diorama design. Each child 12 and under has a diorama to decorate and take home as a souvenir. View the Blast from the Past exhibit to get ideas for your project.

Remember, admission also includes an animal presentation at Noon & 2pm.