Historical Attractions

The Discovery Museum History Center Sacramento

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The Discovery Museum History Center
101 I Street
Sacramento
CA
95814
Tel: 916.264.7057

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The Discovery Museum History Center in Old Sacramento features exhibits that showcase Sacramento's vibrant history, with a focus on the great Gold Rush of 1849. Located in the replicated 1854 City Hall and Waterworks Building, the History Center houses thousands of historical artifacts.
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    It's extremely small and there are NO windows; our 3 under-7 kids like about 3 exhibits. More exhibits with text and pictures, but few with interesting hands-on stuff. The dress-up spaceship is our kid's favorite exhibit. We are members since the price of membership wasn't much more than two visits worth for our family, but I would recommend Lodi's World of Wonders' museum (which our membership gets us into) over this. The staff member on duty both times we've gone has been short and not particularly excited about us, even though almost nobody...Read More

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    Very small establishment, I mean very small. Brought my 6 year old daughter & 2 year old son, and they had a blast :-) Their favorite was the dress-up astronaut suit and play rocketship. A few cool activities, but overall I don't think it was really worth the $10 it cost in total to get in. The kids did have a great time though. Would not recommend for children older than 6, because they will probably be poorly entertained.

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    Excellent Museum. Nicely maintained and loads of fun and information. Hidden gem in Sacramento.

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    Great exhibits and wonderful staff!

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    I felt like a kid again! :)

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by Nate Woodward

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It's extremely small and there are NO windows; our 3 under-7 kids like about 3 exhibits. More exhibits with text and pictures, but few with interesting hands-on stuff. The dress-up spaceship is our kid's favorite exhibit. We are members since the price of membership wasn't much more than two visits worth for our family, but I would recommend Lodi's World of Wonders' museum (which our membership gets us into) over this. The staff member on duty both times we've gone has been short and not particularly excited about us, even though almost nobody else was there. (About 3 families would make this place crowded.) They have plans to move to a new facility. Let's hope they can make the exhibits better, too.

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