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Local museums to showcase variety and diversity with interactive booth at the State Fair

Local museums to showcase variety and diversity with interactive booth at the State Fair

Back by popular demand, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) will offer a fun and interactive booth at the California State Fair (July 8-24, 2016) in an effort to showcase the variety and diversity of offerings available in our region. State Fair guests are invited to imagine, explore and discover more about local museums and destinations at the visually-exciting Sacramento Museums booth that will be located in Building B (southwest corner).

In addition to providing helpful information about the nearly 30 SAM member museums, the Sacramento Museums booth will include a number of hands-on activities every day that include the following:
Guests can experience what it’s like to sit in a F-16 Pilot Procedures Trainer provided by the Aerospace Museum of California;

Railroad museum invites guests to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day weekend

Railroad museum invites guests to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day weekend

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation invites guests to celebrate dad on Father’s Day weekend with memorable steam train ride and even first-class service aboard an air-conditioned vintage lounge car on June 18 & 19, 2016. All weekend long, guests can enjoy excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad pulled by the recently restored and popular vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock 10.

Steam train ride guests delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, historic locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River for a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion. Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests the chance to enjoy train travel from an earlier era. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats or VIP train ride experiences onboard the Museum’s beautifully restored first class El Dorado lounge car.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at the Keyes Library

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at the Keyes Library

You might not be a cat, but you can create your own hat! During a celebration of Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, March 9 at 1 p.m., children can make a felt hat similar to the one featured in the famous story, The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss. Participants can also play One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by guessing the number of fish in a jar. The closest guess will win a Dr. Seuss tote bag filled with prizes.  In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, cake will also be served while supplies last.

Theodor Geisel, who wrote under the pen name Dr. Seuss, has played an important role in charming children everywhere into reading. Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday is a way for libraries, schools, and parents to underscore the importance and joy of reading.

Halloween Celebration at the Keyes Library

Halloween Celebration at the Keyes Library

The Keyes Library will celebrate Halloween early this year with fun crafts and games on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Children can trick-or-treat and play pin the smile on the skeleton as well as a Halloween bean bag toss game. Participants can also make Halloween magnets, witch bookmarks, and spiders. Snacks will also be served while supplies last. Individuals are welcome to come in costume; however, costumes are not required.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Keyes Library. The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006. 

Goosebumps: A Shivery Good Time at the Keyes Library

Goosebumps: A Shivery Good Time at the Keyes Library

Celebrate R.L. Stine’s The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb and The Girl Who Cried Monster with two fun crafts at the Keyes Library on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. During this activity, children can make a scary mummy and a monster bookmark. While at the library, participants can take a trivia quiz based on the Goosebumps book series. All who complete a quiz will be entered into a drawing for two movie theater tickets to see the new Goosebumps movie.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Keyes Library. The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006. 

Superhero Day at the Keyes Library

Superhero Day at the Keyes Library

Quick Robin! To the Library! Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Challenge with Superhero Day at the Keyes Library on Tuesday, August 4 at 2:30 p.m. Children can play Pin the Symbol on Batman, a Spiderman Toss Game, and a Superhero Bean Bag Toss Game. Participants can also pose as their favorite superhero in our photo booth area and make superhero lollipops, masks, and scratch art. During the program, individuals can also use their super brain power to guess the number of candies in the jar with the closest guess winning the entire jar of candy. Children who participated in the Superhero Academy will also receive a diploma, which certifies they can assume their superhero identity. Individuals are welcome to come in costume, however, costumes are not required. Cake, snacks, and light refreshments will also be available while supplies last.

Tie Dye at the Keyes Library

Tie Dye at the Keyes Library

Bring a t-shirt, hat, or tote bag to dye at the Keyes Library on Wednesday, July 29 at 1 p.m. Participants can mix dyes and colors to create a one-of-a-kind design! The library will supply all the dye and other equipment needed to dye the item. Due to the nature of this program, parental supervision is required. One child per adult at a time.

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006.