Museums are the cultural hubs of Sacramento. Whether you’re looking to learn something new about the City of Trees or plotting a way to spend your Saturday afternoon, here are 10 museums to visit in our city.
SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, 400 Jibboom St., Sacramento | $14-$17
This STEAM-centric (science, tech, engineering, art, and math) museum offers interactive exhibits for guests of all ages.
Aerospace Museum of California, 3200 Freedom Park Dr., McClellan Park | $10-$15
Check out 40+ aircraft and rockets as you learn the history and science behind aviation and space flight.
California Agricultural Museum, 1958 Hays Lane, Woodland | $5-$10
This museum bills itself as having the world’s largest collection of antique agricultural equipment.
California State Railroad Museum, 125 I St., Sacramento | $6-$12
We can’t be the only ones with fond memories of elementary school field trips here. Learn about California’s contributions to national railroads — and even take a train ride during the summer months.
Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento | $8-$15
Since 1885, the Crocker has given visitors a chance to browse through the history of California artwork, and also contains a plethora of pieces from around the world.
Sacramento Children’s Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Dr., Rancho Cordova | $2-$9.50
This hands-on learning museum caters to children 8 and younger, but is a delight for visitors of all ages.
The California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento | $8-$10
Learn the storied history of the Golden State and its contribution to a variety of arts and sciences as you explore the California Hall of Fame.
Sacramento History Museum, 101 I St., Sacramento | $5-$10
Located in the heart of Old Sac, learn the origins of the River City, and get a tour of the former streets of Sacramento that now live entirely underground.
California State Capitol Museum, 1315 10th St., Sacramento | Free
Stop by the information desk on the first floor to sign up for a tour and learn the history of the Capitol building, as well as how California’s electoral process works.
Maidu Museum & Historic Site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville | $4-$5
Explore the rich history and culture of the native tribes who called California home long before Western settlers arrived.
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