Museum Week: The California Museum

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With the heat all but unbearable right now in Sacramento, spend time indoors (on someone else’s electric bill dime) and visit a few of our many museums. This week we will highlight a few, starting with The California Museum today.

Exhibits change regularly and you can visit The California Museum’s website to find out what they are currently featuring. Year-round you can check out the California Legacy Trails and *very* cool Constitution Wall. They feature a fun gift shop with items that can only be found in California.

In preparation for your visit, click here to print out “California Passports” for your kids. Bring a picnic lunch and sit out on the  (shaded) patio and with the Constitution Wall and see how many words they can find (or for older children, ask them if they can recite any of the Constitution by memory.)

Don’t miss the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition that runs now through August 22. The exhibit highlights Lincoln’s life from childhood through his seat in the Oval Office. This exhibit is perfect for engaging your older children in conversation about some of the “hot topics” surrounding President Lincoln’s time in office and the events that lead him there.

The California Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM-5PM and Sundays from 12-5PM. Admission is $8.50 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $6 for children aged 6-13 and *FREE* for children 5 and younger.

NOTE: The first weekend of every month is *FREE* for Bank of America debit card holders and (one admission per card) and on August 15 Wells Fargo card holders get in *FREE*.

The California Museum is located at 1020 O St. downtown. For more information click here or call 916.653.7524.

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