Museums to visit during Free Museum Weekend in Sacramento

From art galleries to science exhibits, these participating museums will be free to visit Saturday, March 2 + Sunday, March 3.

An exhibit inside SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity showcases the scenery of Mars, with dusty displays of rocky terrain + an example of the Mars Explorer control room.

Museums pose the perfect place to embrace that childlike wonder.

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On Saturday, March 2 + Sunday, March 3, 23 museums + parks around Sacramento will be open for unpaid entry as part of Free Museum Weekend.

To help make art + local institutions more accessible during this time, SacRT will be offering free rides on both days from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. — just show this flyer to the operator or staff in lieu of a ticket.

We’ve rounded up the participating locations. Choose a spot and let the adventure begin.

📚 For the history buffs

  • Maidu Museum & Historic Site
  • Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
  • Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
  • Sacramento History Museum
  • California State Indian Museum
  • Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum
  • Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
  • California State Capitol Museum
  • Locke Boarding House Museum
  • The California Museum
  • California State Railroad Museum

🎨 For the art aficionados

  • Verge Center for the Arts
  • Crocker Art Museum
  • California State Library

🔬 For the scientific scholars

  • Aerospace Museum of California
  • Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum
  • Museum of Medical History
  • SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity

🚂 For something a little different

  • California Agriculture Museum
  • California Automobile Museum
  • Sacramento Regional Fire Museum

🎈 For the little ones

  • Sacramento Children’s Museum
  • Fairytale Town

Make sure to snag tickets for your museums of interest ahead of time — spots are limited so they’ll book out quickly.

Want to know more about these museums? Check out our guide to these iconic institutions.

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