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January 22, 2014 |

Thirty Sacramento area museums will offer free or half-priced admission from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, during the 16th annual Sacramento Museum Day.

Two museums have recently joined the association and community-wide event: the California Statewide Museum Collections Center, 4940 Lang Ave. in McClellan, and the Center for Sacramento History, 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd. in Sacramento.

During the event, 28 of the 30 museums will offer free admission and two destinations located in residential areas — the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town — will offer half-priced admission to offset parking control and security costs.

Coordinated by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, this popular event is presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill and SMUD.

Sacramento Museum Day is designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history, science and wildlife at little or no cost.

Many of the museums are within walking distance of each other and easily accessible via public transportation. Event coordinators suggest that guests plan to visit no more than two or three different museums on this day in order to allow adequate time to enjoy the experience and to travel between individual sites.

In addition to offering free or reduced cost admission, some of the destinations are offering special activities during Sacramento Museum Day.

The Aerospace Museum will offer an “open cockpit” day where most aircraft will be open for viewing (weather permitting), a children’s art contest and on-site exhibitors such as the Tuskegee Airmen.

Some of today’s big monster tractors will hit the road to make a special trip to be on display at the Heidrick Ag History Center in Woodland.

As a special treat on Sacramento Museum Day, the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum in Old Sacramento plans to celebrate the 160th anniversary of Sacramento’s first public school with special festivities that include serving cake and punch to visitors.

“We are very excited to continue this popular annual tradition and we are proud to welcome two new museums to the event this year,” said Sacramento Association of Museums chairwoman Kristina Swanson. “With each passing year, more and more community members are introduced to the amazing array of arts, culture and museum offerings available in the Sacramento region. And, we are especially pleased that Chipotle Mexican Grill has continued as a title sponsor and SMUD has joined on as well. The support of generous corporate sponsors is invaluable and helps to make Sacramento Museum Day possible each year.”

While admission is free at 28 of the participating museums during Sacramento Museum Day, admission to two destinations located in residential areas are half-priced as follows: Sacramento Zoo is $5.75 for adults, $3.75 for children ages 2-11 and free for children under two; Fairytale Town is $2.50 per person and free for children ages 1 and under.

Due to the popularity of Sacramento Museum Day, some locations must limit the number of admissions for safety reasons. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The last guests will be admitted at 4 p.m.

More detailed information about participating museums, addresses, limitations, suggested parking and public transit options is available at sacmuseums.org (click on “Events”), or by calling the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau at 916-808-7777.

Sacramento Museum Day 2014 is proudly supported by active and engaged community partners. In addition to the title sponsors Chipotle Mexican Grill and SMUD, other sponsors include FOX40, KSEG 96.9 FM, Outword Magazine and STAR 106.5 FM.

Participating Museums for Sacramento Museum Day 2014 are: Aerospace Museum of California; California Automobile Museum; The California Museum; California State Capitol Museum; California State Military Museum; California State Railroad Museum; California Statewide Museum Collections Center; Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento; Center for Sacramento History; Crocker Art Museum; Discovery Museum Science and Space Center; Don and June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum; Fairytale Town; Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park; Heidrick Ag History Center  in Woodland; Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park ; Maidu Museum and Historic Site in Roseville; Museum of Medical History; Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic Park in Roseville; Roseville Utility Exploration Center; Sacramento Children’s Museum; Sacramento Historic City Cemetery; Sacramento History Museum; Sacramento Zoo; Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum; State Indian Museum; Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park ; Wells Fargo History Museum  in Capitol Mall and Wells Fargo History Museum  in Old Sacramento.

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