A record 30 Sacramento area museums will offer free or half-priced admission all day on Saturday, February 2, 2013, during the 15th Annual Sacramento Museum Day, according to the Sacramento Associations of Museums.

Twenty-eight of the 30 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas – the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town – will offer half-priced admission to offset parking control and security costs. With assistance provided by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, this hugely popular community event is presented by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and proudly supported by Umpqua Bank and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Sacramento Museum Day, a popular Sacramento cultural tradition, 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.

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 for everyone and free for children ages one and under.

Sacramento Museum Day event hours are 10am-5pm (with the last guests admitted at 4pm).

Participating museums for Sacramento Museum Day 2013 are:

  • Aerospace Museum of California
  • California Automobile Museum
  • California Foundry History Museum
  • The California Museum
  • California State Military Museum
  • California State Capitol Museum
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Center for Contemporary Art
  • Crocker Art Museum
  • Discovery Museum Science & Space Center
  • Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum
  • Fairytale Town
  • Folsom History Museum
  • Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park
  • Heidrick Ag History Center (Woodland)
  • Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
  • Maidu Museum & Historic Site
  • Museum of Medical History
  • Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum
  • Old Sacramento State Historic Park
  • Roseville Utility Exploration Center
  • Sacramento Children’s Museum
  • Sacramento Zoo
  • Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
  • Sacramento History Museum
  • Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum
  • State Indian Museum
  • Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
  • Wells Fargo History Museum (Capitol Mall)
  • Wells Fargo History Museum (Old Sacramento)

For more information, including event hours, map of participating museums, parking suggestions and more, visit sacmuseums.org/museumday.html, or call Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau at 916-808-7777.

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