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Free Museum Day is over but that doesn't mean the fun is! Many of our museums have planned activities for museum week, You can check out all those events below. Support your Sacramento area museums all year round!

Free Museum Day isn't just about the amazing museums in the region! We have partnered with local restaurants to give exclusive discounts to participants of Free Museum Day. Just show an "I ♥ Sac Museums" sticker at participating restaurants on February 1st (you can pick one up at any participating museum on February 1st). Check out the list of participating restaurants below. 

Looking for a way to get around to all of the museums? You are in luck! We have partnered with SacRT to provide free rides for Free Museum Day. 

If you are coming from outside Sacramento to experience everything the Sacramento Area Museums have to offer, we are also partnering with Amtrak to provide 45% off tickets to Sacramento on February 1st, 2020. Learn more below. 


Experience everything the Sacramento Area Museums have to offer with 25+ participating museums. 

That's not all... Free Museum Day kicks off a week of fun with Sacramento Museum Week happening 2/2 through 2/9.  While no longer free (regular admission applies), there are lots of special activities and offerings you won't want to miss.  Check back later for more details!

Museum Week Events

Guided Free Public Tour

01/19 - 01/23

aguided free Public Tour through the museum and historic site, focusing on the outside trail.

The Kid

01/19 - 01/23

A silent film screening of Charlie Chaplin’s film The Kid, featuring a cameo by artist Granville Redmond

All Aboard for Story Time children’s reading activity

01/19 - 01/23

Let railroads help introduce and foster the love of reading for your little ones! Visit the Museum every Monday of each month with readings at 11:00 a.m. in the East Theater.

Standing Up for the Voiceless: Time of Remembrance

01/19 - 01/23

The Northern California Time of Remembrance committee (Florin, Lodi, Placer County, and Sacramento JACL chapters) announces it will host its annual day of remembrance program.

Natural High

01/19 - 01/23

Natural High: Hazards of Mount Everest lecture at the Museum of Medical History (registration required); for more, visit:

Exhibit Opening: American Expressions/African Roots

01/19 - 01/23

Born as Mark Teemer in Sacramento, Akinsanya Kambon is a former Marine, Black Panther, and art professor. Stricken with polio as a child, he turned to drawing for comfort, and ultimately his therapy. He recalls in his adolescence frequent visits to the Crocker Art Museum, which fascinated him and showed him the human potential in creating art.

Pre-school Astrotots 

01/19 - 01/23

pre-school Astrotots class at the Aerospace Museum of California.

Look & Learn

01/19 - 01/23

This 30-minute exploration of a single artwork, led by experienced docents, is rich with great group discussions full of surprises. Each Look & Learn session encounter is different, and no prior art knowledge is required. 

I Heart Sacramento Zoo

01/19 - 01/23

I Heart Sacramento Zoo special Valentine’s event.



With 25+ Museums participating in Free Museum Day this year, you are sure to find the perfect adventure for you and your family. Check out all the participating museums here and learn more about each one before you visit on February 1st. We recommend you pick your three favorite museums to visit on February 1st --- you can always come back and visit more museums throughout the year.  

California Agriculture Museum

California Automobile Museum

California Museum

California Pharmacy Museum

California State Capitol Museum

California State Library

California State Railroad Museum

Folsom History Museum and Pioneer Village

Leland Stanford Mansion

Locke Boarding House Museum

Maidu Museum

Museum of Medical History

Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum

Powerhouse Science Center

Roseville Utility Exploration Center

Sacramento Children’s Museum

Sacramento Historic City Cemetery

Sacramento History Museum

Sacramento Regional Fire Museum

Sojourner Truth African American Museum

State Indian Museum

Sutter’s Fort

Verge Center for the Arts

Wells Fargo Museum – Downtown

Wells Fargo Museum – Old Sacramento



Check back for all of the discounts at local restaurants available for Free Museum Day participants! You are sure to find a great deal on something tasty for you and your crew. Sign up for our email list to be updated on Free Museum Day Restaurant Deals!

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Looking for a great way to get into or around town on free museum day?! Our Partners have you covered with free rides from SacRT and discounted trips with Amtrak! 

Head to the SacRT website do learn more about free trips on museum day and download the flier to get your free rides. 

For individuals that live outside the Sacramento region looking to participate in Free Museum Day, Amtrak San Joaquins is offering the Share Fare discount. Save up to 45% off tickets by using promo code V291. Click the Amtrak logo below to book your trip. 

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