It’s Spring! Four Sacramento Activities your Kids are Going to Love

Whether your kids are currently on spring break or not, you’ll want to take advantage of this beautiful weather to get the family out to enjoy the sunshine and special spring activities around Sacramento. Here are four of our favorite family friendly events that are coming up.

  1. 1. To the Rescue: The Fire Trucks and People That Saved Our Cities. This new exhibit at the California Automobile Museum is just up your kids’ alley. They’ll get to enjoy this colorful and dramatic exhibit that includes antique fire trucks from as early as late 1800s, all the way through the 1940s. Also on display are fire-fighting equipment and other tools that helped fire fighters save our cities throughout the years. A highlight of the exhibit will be stepping up into a 1921 Graham fire truck and sitting in the driver’s seat. Exhibit runs from March 16 through May 29, 2017. If you go opening weekend (3/16, 3/18, 3/19) there will be special docents on hand to answer your questions and show you around. California Automobile Museum.
  2. Fun on the Farm: Enchanted Garden at Soil Born Farms. If your kiddos are into gardening, fairies or both, you won’t want to miss this special day at Soil Born Farms. Kids ages three to nine will explore the magical world of gardens and the flower fairies and garden gnomes who mysteriously live there. They’ll enjoy hands-on activities like making flower crowns, nature wands and more. They’ll also enjoy a healthy snack. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Soil Born Farms. Tickets are $25 and advanced registration is required. While this event is currently sold out, you can add your child’s name to a waiting list here.
  3. Going West: Story of the Transcontinental Railroad at B Street Theatre. Kids can bring their California State Railroad Museum entrance receipt (or season pass) to the famed B Street Theatre on Saturday and Sundays at 1pm and 4pm beginning March 18 through April 2 to see a performance of Going West: Story of the Transcontinental Railroad. In addition to the performance, register for the Family Activity Day on March 25 for fun activities and healthy snacks. March 18 through April 2, B Street Theatre.
  4. Sutter Children’s Wellness Festival at Fairytale Town. Enjoy FREE admission and free play all day long while Fairytale Town partners with Sutter to celebrate active and healthy lifestyles among kids everywhere. Families can enjoy games, play and puppet shows. The Sacramento Division of Public Health will also be on site offering free immunizations for children under two years of age (bring your child’s immunization record). Saturday, March 25 at Fairytale Town.

Weekend Activities For March 30 – April 1st

Happening this weekend…

Something’s Fishy at the Discovery Museum – Fish have existed for millions of years and are being highlighted in the exhibit, lab and classroom. View fish fossils in the Blast from the Past! exhibit, visit live fish in the Nature Room, make a fish print in our classroom, get close-up views with microscopes, and more!  March 31 – April 1st, 12:30 – 4pm.

Easter Bash at Funderland –  Funderland Park will be hosting their annual “Easter Bash” (weather permitting of course).  For children 12 and under, they can enjoy hunting for Easter eggs ($3 per child), coloring contests, arts and crafts, and riding on some of Funderland’s famous kiddie rides.  Entrance to the park is always free and tickets for the amusement rides are available for purchase.  March 30th-April 1st

Animal April Fools at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Many animals use little “tricks” to fool predators or find food. Join a naturalist to find out about these clever tricks and take a walk in the nature preserve to see some of them in action.  All ages welcome.  Sunday, April 1st, 1:30 PM

Silly Sunday at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – In celebration of April Fool’s Day, everyone is invited to Silly Sunday! Wear your shirt backwards, your hair a funny way, or your shoes on the wrong foot! It’s ok to be silly.  Sunday April 1st

River Cats vs. Oakland A’s at Raley Field – For the first time in half a decade Sacramento will host Major League Baseball when the Oakland A’s visit the Sacramento River Cats. This marks the fifth time Raley Field has hosted the four-time World Series champion Oakland A’s. The first four games were sellouts, so be ready for a great game.  Sunday, March 31st, 6:05 pm

Beginning this weekend…

Weekend Excursion Train Rides – The California State Railroad Museum’s popular excursion railroad–the Sacramento Southern Railroad–officially returns to operation for the 29th consecutive season, and continues on weekends through September.

Guests are treated to a six-mile, 40-minute roundtrip excursion along the picturesque levees of the Sacramento River while enjoying the sights, smells, and sounds of authentic locomotives rolling down the tracks. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats, and open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating.

Sacramento Underground Tours – For the third consecutive season, popular Old Sacramento Underground tours resume, and continue through Fall 2012. Old Sacramento has the distinction of being the only city in California to raise its streets in the 1860s through the 1870s to protect the city from devastating flooding. Tour participants explore excavated foundations, an open archeological site and enclosed pathway –all while entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides recount the tales of the devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California’s only successful street-raising project.