Discovery Museum Hours

Summer SCHEDULE
Open Everyday
Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
PLANETARIUM SHOWs
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS
& Some Holidays

We will be closed for exhibit refurbishment August 24-28.
We will reopen Saturday, August 29 at 10:00AM.

 
field trips available monday-FridaY
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Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

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So much science, so little time.

Each weekend from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.,
we explore a new science topic through special displays,
visiting exhibits, and guest presentations 
 
  • Craft activities for kids 4 to 12 years old
  • Planetarium star shows (ages 4 and older) Saturday, Sunday, and select holidays

 
AUGUST
 
Solar System Sticker Scene
Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2
Blast off into some fun by visiting the Discovery Museum this weekend! Explore the Space Quest! exhibit to try hands-on activities, costumes, and play spaces to gain outer space knowledge. Kids decorate their own Solar System Sticker Scene to take home as a souvenir. Your admission includes the Nature Discovery Room, and a planetarium show at 1pm and 3pm (ages 4 and older only).
 
Design a Planet
Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9
Visit the Space Quest! exhibit at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center to learn about our solar system. Once you have the basics down, use your knowledge to design your own planet with cardboard, paper, and pens. Does your planet have water? Can it sustain life? What color is the land? It is all up to you! Your admission includes the Nature Discovery Room, and a planetarium show at 1pm and 3pm (ages 4 and older only).
 
Bookworm Pencils
Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16
It is time to go back to school and we are celebrating with a “bookworm” pencil craft! Color your worm and have it crawl up your new pencil. Have one more weekend of fun with your family and friends before school begins! Your admission includes visiting our Space Quest! exhibit, Nature Discovery Room, and a planetarium show at 1pm and 3pm (ages 4 and older only).
 
Friction Fun
Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23
We are having fun with friction this weekend at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. Kids take our “race cars” for a test drive down four different ramps made with different surfaces. Time your car for each heat and discover how different surfaces cause different speeds. Remember the fun by making your own scratch art racer to take home! Your admission includes visiting our Space Quest! exhibit, Nature Discovery Room, and a planetarium show at 1pm and 3pm (ages 4 and older only).
 
Balloon Rocket Racing
Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30
Our exhibit, Space Quest!, has been refreshed and new additions have been made. Visit us this weekend to enjoy the improved exhibit full of space, physics, and science! Children are invited to engineer a balloon rocket that can race against others. Will you be NASA’s next rocket designer? Your admission includes the Nature Discovery Room and a planetarium show at 1pm and 3pm (ages 4 and older only).