CLOSED AUGUST 23-29 for
Re-open Saturday, August 30
Gamera is coming!<
So much science, so little time.
Special hours this week!
Open Monday-Thursday, June 30 -July 3 -- 10am-4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, August 16th & 17th, 2014
Take a deep breath and meet our special guests from Breathe California. They’ll teach your family all about Sacramento’s air. The family feature at noon or 2:00pm will explore the connection between clean air and healthy lungs. Learn how food waste is used to help improve our air quality! Children 12 and under are invited to create and decorate a model of a wind turbine to take home (from 12:30pm-4:00pm). Admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm for ages 4 and older.
August 23-29 CLOSED FOR EXHIBIT MAINTENANCE
We're closed this week for repairs, cleaning, painting, touch-ups, tune-ups, fix-ups, and general maintenance. We'll be back open in time for three days of LABOR DAY FUN!
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!
Help name the new dinosaur! We have a new juvenile Triceratops -- and she needs a name! Come out and vote for your favorite one!
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!
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.
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!
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