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March is Museum Membership Month!

March is Museum Membership Month!

On the heels of another successful Sacramento Museum Day, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month!  The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife.  

To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations.  A few limited-time offers include the following:

•   Aerospace Museum of California -- 25 percent off new Family memberships during March;

Spring into fun at Micke Grove Zoo Camp!

Spring into fun at Micke Grove Zoo Camp!

San Joaquin County, CA – This March, Micke Grove Zoo is offering its first public Spring Zoo Camp experience for children ages 5 through 10. Campers will spring into fun as we use our imaginations and the plants and animals living in Micke Grove Zoo and Park to explore the different places animals call “home.” Whether it is a frosty mountain peak or the humid heat of a rainforest jungle, we’ll be questing after some of the most unique animal habitats in the world.

Campers will venture across the oak woodlands in search of squirrels, galls and forest surprises; dive into the world of inland water bodies springing to life with microscopic creatures; climb the ladder of the rainforest canopies; safari across the sands in search of life in the desert; and explore the mysteries of the deep dark ocean. No other local adventure could ever compare!

Special Premiere Film Night for The Sacramento Picture! on 3/25

Special Premiere Film Night for The Sacramento Picture! on 3/25

The Center for Sacramento History (CSH), in association with the Sacramento History Alliance (SHA), will premiere the film The Sacramento Picture! on Wednesday evening, March 25, 2015, at 7 p.m.   Hosted by Matías Bombal, the special event will take place at the Setzer Auditorium (216 O Street) in the Crocker Art Museum.  Advance tickets are $15 each and only available online at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org.  With limited seating available, Premiere Film Night tickets are expected to sell out quickly.  Please note that admission is to the film only, not to the Crocker Art Museum. 

State Indian Museum Celebrates 75 Years With Native Education Series and Book Signing on 2/28!

State Indian Museum Celebrates 75 Years With Native Education Series and Book Signing on 2/28!

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Museum on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  The celebratory activities will include a special Native Education for All Series: The Indian Experience in California’s Missions plus a book signing with the author of A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California’s Indians by the Spanish Missions.  The special activities will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day.

Guests to the State Indian Museum will learn about the treatment of California’s Indians in the Spanish Missions from one of their descendants, Ama Mutsun Ohlone Tribal Chair Valentin Lopez.   Dr. Donna Schindler, psychiatrist and modern-day expert on Historical Trauma, will also be on-hand to explore its causes, symptoms, and the ongoing realities it creates for Native people today.

State Indian Museum Recognizes Black History Month With Native Film Screening on 2/21!

State Indian Museum Recognizes Black History Month With Native Film Screening on 2/21!

In honor of Black History Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum will present a Native Film Screening of Black Indians: An American Story on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  Two special screenings will be available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  

Narrated by James Earl Jones, the special film screening brings to light a little known and often forgotten part of America’s past – the cultural and ethnic fusion of Native and African Americans.  Produced and directed by the award-winning Native American production company Rich-Heape Films, the film explores what factors initially brought the two groups together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face today.

Midtown Business Association to Debut Enhanced Midtown Farmers Market - 3/7!!

Midtown Business Association to Debut Enhanced Midtown Farmers Market - 3/7!!

With its uniquely midtown flair – complete with celebrity chef demos, brunches on surrounding balconies, bike-loving culture and tree-lined streets -- the Midtown Farmers Market will soon undergo a new season makeover that debuts on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  To prepare for the exciting enhancements, the year-round Midtown Farmers Market will be on hiatus for one week on Saturday, February 28.

Launched in 2013 and located in the heart of Sacramento on 20th Street between J and K, the Midtown Farmers Market was recently highlighted as one of the top 10 farmers’ markets in the region by Sactown magazine.  And, the Midtown Farmers Market continues to grow

Sac State adds street faire to spring arts lineup

Sac State adds street faire to spring arts lineup

Sacramento State’s Arts Experience is ready for spring with a dynamic Festival of the Arts that features vertical choreography and a new street faire-type celebration... Read More