Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Sacramento museums celebrate the season

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long.

In April, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are celebrating the season with a diverse variety of family-friendly festivals, a sampling of which follows:

Children’s Theater Festival at Fairytale Town — Every Weekend in April

Come one, come all, Fairytale Town will showcase a diverse selection of theater performances for children and families each weekend in April for the Children’s Theater Festival. Performing companies include the Fairytale Town Troupers, Shadow Puppet Theatre, Boxtales Theatre Company, Roseville Theatre Arts Academy and more. For more information call 916-808-7462 or visit fairytaletown.org.

Earth Fest — Party for the Planet at the Sacramento Zoo — April 6

It’s a party for the planet. Visitors will learn how to protect and preserve the earth with environmental, wildlife and conservation organizations. Zoo guests will explore animal bio-artifacts, participate in storytelling and activities in the Discovery Room, come face-to-face with the outreach animals and listen to keepers present enrichment talks. For more call 916-808-5888 or visit saczoo.org.

Celebrate the Earth Festival at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center — April 20

Everyone is welcome at this annual, and free, family-friendly event, sponsored by Roseville Electric and the Environmental Utilities, Whole Foods Market in Roseville and hosted at the Utility Exploration Center. Don’t miss a fun-filled day of food, live music, local green vendors, electric vehicles and family entertainmen. For more information call 916-746-1550 or visit roseville.ca.us/explore.

Artisan Shopping Weekend at the State Indian Museum and Sutter’s Fort — April 19, 20 and 21

Amid a bustling festival atmosphere, visitors will meet artisan crafters while browsing through the “Traders’ Faire — California’s First Mall” at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and checking out the unique gifts and collectibles at the State Indian Museum’s spring time “Indian Arts and Crafts Market.” For more call 916-445-4422 or 916-324-0971 or visit suttersfort.org or parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum.

Yomen: A Spring Celebration at the Maidu Museum and Historic Site — April 28

Bring the entire family to celebrate the biggest event of the year. Come to the Yomen and experience California Indian culture. Enjoy the opening blessing, tribal dance groups, traditional art and craft demonstrations, guided trail tours, native storytelling, children’s activities and craft fair. For more call 916-774-5934 or visit roseville.ca.us/indianmuseum.

The Sacramento Association of Museums is comprised of 30 greater Sacramento area museums working in partnership with the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, SAM’s mission is to raise awareness of local museums by giving the community the opportunity to discover California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures. SAM achieves its mission through implementing cooperative promotions and developing strategic marketing alliances, by encouraging sharing of knowledge and resources among its partner institutions.

For more information visit sacmuseums.org.

Sacramento Association Of Museums

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