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Local museums to showcase variety and diversity with interactive booth at the State Fair
Local museums to showcase variety and diversity with interactive booth at the State Fair

Back by popular demand, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) will offer a fun and interactive booth at the California State Fair (July 8-24, 2016) in an effort to showcase the variety and diversity of offerings available in our region. State Fair guests are invited to imagine, explore and discover more about local museums and destinations at the visually-exciting Sacramento Museums booth that will be located in Building B (southwest corner).

In addition to providing helpful information about the nearly 30 SAM member museums, the Sacramento Museums booth will include a number of hands-on activities every day that include the following:
Guests can experience what it’s like to sit in a F-16 Pilot Procedures Trainer provided by the Aerospace Museum of California;

  • Visitors can learn to pan for gold in a trough provided by the Sacramento History Museum;
  • Fairgoers can sit behind a vintage school desk and try on a dunce cap on loan from the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum;
  • Interested guests can participate in creative and visual play on the Giant Lite Brite provided by the Sacramento Children’s Museum;
  • Children can imagine visiting space when they sit in model shuttle on loan from the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus.

California State Fair guests are encouraged to visit the Sacramento Museums booth more than once as it will be staffed by different museums each day of the fair. Participating museums that will be on-site on a rotating basis include the following: Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California Museum, California State Capitol Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Fairytale Town, Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, Museum of Medical History, Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park, Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus, Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Sacramento Children's Museum, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento History Museum,  Sacramento Zoo, Sojourner Truth African American Museum, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and the Wells Fargo Museum.

For California State Fair tickets, directions and information, go to www.castatefair.org. For an updated Sacramento Museums State Fair booth schedule or information about SAM in general, please visit www.SacMuseums.org. Stay updated about Sacramento area museums by liking them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SacMuseums and following them on Twitter @SacMuseums

About the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM)
Comprised of nearly 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