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Sacramento Museums Celebrate & Commemorate With Special Events & Activities in August!
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Sacramento Museums Celebrate & Commemorate With Special Events & Activities in August!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In August, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring celebratory events and activities, a few of which include the following:

LEO’s Birthday Bash at the Sacramento Children’s Museum -- 8/2!
Get ready for the biggest party of the summer at the Sacramento Children's Museum for a night of family fun celebrating their mascot LEO’s birthday!  Activities include carnival games, face painting, dancing and the very first appearance of LEO himself!  The event raises funds for all of the exhibits, programming and activities for the Children’s Museum.  For more, visit www.sackids.org

Sojourner Truth’s Banana Festival at William Land Park - 8/9-10!
The 5th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival is an exciting two-day festival that kicks off with a 5k run/walk on Saturday.  Guests can enjoy a fun-filled weekend with food, exciting live entertainment and special exhibits. The event benefits the National Academic Youth Corp., which provides art and educational programs for more than 15,000 local youth and adults every year, as well as for a dozen other worthy local charities.  For more, visit www.sacbananafestival.com

Hands on History: Commemorating 175 Years at Sutter’s Fort -- 8/16!
The community is invited to a very special “Hands on History: Commemorating 175 Years” event at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.  In addition to commemorative activities, special guests and interpretive presentations, a variety of hands-on activities will be available that day.  Plus, Gold Rush era weapons will be on display and guests can see weaponry demonstrations in-action including the crowd-favorite firing of Sutter’s cannon.  For more, visit www.suttersfort.org

Ice Cream Safari at the Sacramento Zoo -- 8/16!
Don’t miss the 30th annual Ice Cream Safari where guests can enjoy unlimited Baskin Robbins Ice Cream in cones, sundaes and floats along with Coca-Cola beverages. Plus, guests can explore the 14-acre Zoo with ice cream treats around every corner with special activities and live entertainment, too.  All proceeds benefit the general maintenance and animal care at the Sacramento Zoo.  For more, visit www.saczoo.org

For more information about upcoming activities offered by Sacramento area museums, “like” them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SacMuseums, follow them on Twitter @SacMuseums or visit the newly updated and user-friendly website at www.SacMuseums.org.

About the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM)
Comprised of 30 greater Sacramento area museums working in partnership with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, SAM’s mission is to raise awareness of local museums by giving the community the opportunity to discover California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures. SAM achieves its mission through implementing cooperative promotions and developing strategic marketing alliances, by encouraging sharing of knowledge and resources among its partner institutions.  For more information, visit www.SacMuseums.org

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