Leo’s Tales from Sacramento Children’s Museum

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 in Featured, News

Leo's Tales                              

Here’s what is happening now at Sacramento Children’s Museum!


Upcoming Activities:

  • SCM Closed Feb 3-6 for Story Factory Install
  • Museum Day Recap!
  • Pop-Up Science Month!
  • Valentine’s Day Drop-Off Night!
  • SCM Teacher Night
  • Cultural Connections: Turkey!

DID YOU KNOW: SCM has exclusive Members Only Hours on Sundays from 11:00 am – Noon AND Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Come to the Museum to meet other members, schedule play dates, and make new friends!

TINY YOGIS: Saturdays @ 10:00AM

Stretch, breathe, connect and play with your little one in this adult/child yoga class! Little ones will practice yoga through guided movement, songs, stories and play. Class is held in Baby Bloomers (a closed off area), so your child can explore safely while YOU enjoy some yoga, too! Tiny Yogis is a playful and unique class that is designed for adults and their children ages three and under, but preschoolers are welcome, too. Adults should wear comfortable clothes they can move in since there will be light yoga for them, too! Yoga is known to reduce stress, promote optimism, strengthen the body, improve focus and combat childhood obesity–all while having a GREAT time!
CLICK HERE to see the current program calendar to see all the other great weekly activities at SCM!



Sacramento Children’s Museum will be closed from February 3rd through February 6th for the installation of this exciting new exhibit!!

This literacy-focused exhibit will serve as a platform to carry out both structured literacy programs and activities, and general reading and literacy exploration for our visitors! Story Factory lets kids grab a costume or a book, jump up on stage, and put on a show!

SCM Members! Join us on Thursday, February 6th, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm to preview this fantastic new exhibit!



Sacramento Children’s Museum participated in the Sacramento Association of Museum’s 16th Annual Museum Day this past weekend, and it was huge success!

Guests were given free admission all day, along with various activities to do and booths to check out in our front parking lot. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for coming out, especially to all the vendors who helped make the day special for our guests!



Space Leo

This February, join Sacramento Children’s Museum all month long for science experiments and awesome activities! Pop-Up Science month is filled with wonderful opportunities for children to witness science in action, try hands-on experimentation, and explore the world of science for themselves! We even have goggles and a lab coats that kids can wear so they can feel just like real scientists!



Need time to sneak away from the kids for a special Valentine’s Day date? Back by popular demand, SCM is offering a Valentine’s Day Drop Off Night on Friday, February 14th from 5pm to 9pm! Drop off your children at SCM for a night of Museum play and fun, along with snacks! Museum staff will host structured activities as well as free museum play. Children must be fully potty-trained to participate.

$20 for Member Children ($15 for additional siblings)
$25 for Non-Member Children ($20 for additional siblings)

CLICK HERE to register today! Space is limited, so sign up early! Please contact aforma@sackids.org or 916-638-7225 x 103 for more information!

After registering online, a more detailed registration will be emailed to you. Parent must sign a release form upon Drop-Off.



Sacramento Children’s Museum is inviting all teachers and educators to the Museum on Monday, February 10th from 2-6pm for a special Teacher Night! If you are a teacher who hasn’t visited the Museum before, or haven’t been in awhile and want to see the great new things that we have, here’s your chance! We’ll have information about Field Trips and our Classroom Trunks and you’ll have the opportunity to speak with our Education Team! Our new exhibit, Story Factory, will have just been installed the previous week so you’ll get one of the first looks at this great new addition to SCM! Feel free to bring your family with you! Please RSVP to RSVP@sackids.org.



Cutural COnnections
This month, Sacramento Children’s Museum is exploring the country of Turkey!
Check out what we’ve got in store for our classes:

Week One: February 13th
Learn about Turkish culture by examining Istanbul’s Great Bazaar, Blue Mosque and the city’s prolific artwork while painting tiles using traditional art styles.

Week Two: February 20th
Learn about Turkish foods by tasting traditional crackers and puddings while making shish kebabs and listening to a story from the book “Tarahana Soup”.

Week Three: February 27th
Learn about Turkey’s legendary history with stories about Santa Claus, Aesop, Noah and the flood, the lost city of Troy and the Trojan Horse while making Turkish flags.