Discovery Museum Hours

Winter SCHEDULE
Closed mondays
Tuesday - Friday Noon - 4:30pm
saturday & sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
PLANETARIUM SHOWs
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS
& Some Holidays

field trips available monday-FridaY
ASK US ABOUT PRiVATE CHALLENGER MISSIONS FOR YOUR NON-SCHOOL GROUP!

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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

April

Happy 25th Anniversary Hubble!
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26
It’s time to celebrate! The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending back images of space for 25 years. Information gained from these pictures has changed our knowledge of space and has solved some of the mysteries it holds. View Hubble images during our noon and 2pm Family Feature (all ages). Children 12 and younger craft a Hubble image viewer. Remember, your admission also includes visiting the Space Quest! exhibit, Nature Discovery Room exhibit, and a planetarium show at 1 and 3 pm (for ages 4 and older only).
 
 
MAY
 
Weather Fun for Everyone!
Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3
In celebration of National Weather Observers Day, the Discovery Museum is having some weather-related fun.  Learn about different weather phenomenon in our classroom.  Make a shocking discovery with the lightening disc in our Space Quest! exhibit.  Kids assemble a Bird-o-meter craft to take home as a souvenir.  Our planetarium is part of the fun by highlighting weather in space! (Shows are at 1pm and 3pm for ages 4 and older.)
 
Mother’s Day- the Wildflower Way!
Saturday & Sunday, May 9 & 10
Celebrate National Wildflower Week at the Discovery Museum!  Plant your own wildflower seeds to take home and give to a special mom in your life.  Spoil Mom with a picnic lunch on our grounds and play tour guide leading her on our Nature Trail.  Remember, your admission includes visiting our Space Quest! exhibit, Nature Discovery Room and a planetarium show at 1pm and 3pm (ages 4 and older only).
 
Egg-o-naut Challenge
Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17
May is National Egg Month and the Discovery Museum is putting a science spin on our celebration. Families are challenged to protect their egg-o-naut from museum volunteers, who are dropping them off the second story balcony.  Countdown and compete with other visiting families to see whose mission is the most successful!  Remember, your admission also includes the Space Quest! exhibit, the Nature Discovery Room and a planetarium show at 1pm and 3pm (ages 4 and older only). In honor of Armed Forces Day, all active and retired military personnel get half-price admission with a valid military ID.
 
Patriotic Windsock
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 23, 24 & 25
It’s Memorial Day weekend and we are waving our patriotic colors.  Enjoy a visit to the Discovery Museum with a self-guided tour of our Space Quest! exhibit and Nature Discovery Room.  Kids show American pride by crafting one of our favorites, a patriotic windsock.Included with admission are planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (ages 4 and older only).  In honor of Memorial Day, all active and retired military personnel get half-price admission with a valid military ID.
 
It’s Butterfly Time!
Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31
Flutter-by the Discovery Museum this weekend and enjoy a bounty of butterfly activities.  Using stereoscopes, you can view the fascinating structure of butterfly wings and then create a paper butterfly ring! Preserved butterfly specimens are on display. Remember, your admission also includes the Space Quest! exhibit, the Nature Discovery Room and a planetarium show at 1pm and 3pm (ages 4 and older only).