Discovery Museum Hours

Winter SCHEDULE
Closed mondays
OPEN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Tuesday - Friday Noon - 4:30pm
saturday & sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
PLANETARIUM AND FAMILY FEATURE
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & Holidays 

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 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Museum explores a new science topic through special displays, visiting exhibits, and guest presentations—followed by free craft activities for kids 4 to 12 years old!
  • Planetarium shows at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (ages 4 and older, please)
  • Creature Features at noon and 2:00 p.m. (all ages) are included with admission

Weekend Activities

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Public hours:

Open Tuesday-Thursday Noon-4:30pm

Open weekends and some holidays: 10am-4:30pm

  • Planetarium shows (ages 4 and up) Saturday, Sunday & holiday schedule
  • Family feature or animal show (for all)Saturday, Sunday & holiday schedule

 

August 30 & 31, 2014

 Reopening after exhibit refurbishment with lots of new exhibits and fun activities!

Labor Day Fun!

Saturday, Sunday & Monday, August 30th & 31st and September 1st, 2014

Enjoy the holiday weekend by showing your patriotic pride.  Visit the Discovery Museum this weekend for a self-guided tour of our Blast from the Past exhibit.  Kids crafts one of our favorites, a patriotic windsock. Included with admission all three days:  planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (ages 4 and above only); animal presentations at noon & 2pm (all ages).  Picnics are always welcomed on our grounds!

 We have a new juvenile Triceratops -- 14-feet long and 5 feet high!

 

September 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Fun!

Enjoy the holiday weekend by showing your patriotic pride.  Visit the Discovery Museum this weekend for a self-guided tour of our Blast from the Past exhibit.  Kids crafts one of our favorites, a patriotic windsock.Included with admission are planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (ages 4 and above only); animal presentations at noon & 2pm (all ages).  Picnics are always welcomed on our grounds!

 

Animal Antics

Saturday & Sunday, September 6th & 7th, 2014

Have you ever wondered why animals do what they do? Well, perhaps we can help answer your questions! This weekend, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from the Animal Behavior Graduate Group at UC Davis present short overviews of their own research which is being done all over the U.S. Our research covers a wide variety of animals, including birds (greater sage grouse, tree swallows, cross bills, and dark-eyed juncos), primates (rhesus macaques), and even elephants! We'll also have games, which demonstrate key principles of animal behavior.

Dino Diorama

Saturday & Sunday, September 13th & 14th, 2014

 Visit with your family to find dinosaurs lurking about our Blast from the Past! exhibit.  From the peaceful Apatosaurus to the terrifying claws of the raptor family, we’ve have a dinosaur for everyone!  Make sure you catch a view of our newest beast- a life-size juvenile Triceratops!  Bring your camera to catch your little ones transformed into dinos in our costume corner. Children craft a dinosaur diorama in the classroom.  Get your own toy dinosaur to play with in the scene! 

 

Terrific Triceratops

Saturday & Sunday, September 20th & 21st, 2014

 Are you ready for some prehistoric fun?  The Discovery Museum’s Blast from the Past exhibit is the place to be.  Kids make a jointed Triceratops to remember the giant life-size juvenile Triceratops in the exhibit.  You can touch a real Triceratops fossil! Learn about these colossal beasts at our noon and 2pm Family Feature (all ages).  Admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm for ages 4 and older.

 

Fall Foliage Fun

Saturday & Sunday, September 27th & 28th, 2014


 Welcome Fall by trekking around our grounds and learning to identify trees using our Nature Trail Guide. The Sacramento Tree Foundation is here to visit and work with guests on learning some tree-rific facts! Families with children 12 and under make a leaf headband to celebrate the first weekend of Autumn. Your admission includes these activities, the Space Quest! exhibit, a planetarium show (1pm & 3pm, ages 4 & older) and an animal presentation (noon & 2pm, all ages).Admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm for ages 4 and older.