Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

Sacramento Children’s Museum is designed for ages birth to eight years old to allow children to "learn-by-doing"! Join us during Museum business hours to learn about math, science, art and social learning skills!

The Museum strongly believes that play is an essential part of a child’s “work.” Imaginative, hands-on environments provide children with a gateway for opening up their minds to developing new abilities, building confidence, and making connections between their dreams and their real world experiences.
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  • It's a great place for the kids to release their energy and learn how things work. The whole place is one big interactive playground. My grandson loves the water station to the point that I have to ca...  more »
  • I took my 2 son’s, Ages 3 & 6, for the 2nd Time and they love this place. The highlight for them is the water station. They get to connect the tubes to see where the water leads. They have a bit of mu...  more »
  • My family and I visited this place based on several site recommendations that this was a family friendly event center. What we found was disappointing to say the least. There was mass chaos and the ex...  more »
  • Definitely a fun place to take kids. Everything is hands-on and geared to learning. Painting on the glass wall was fun. I appreciated the amount of staff walking around keeping things in order and helping where needed. This isn't somewhere I would take the family weekly as there aren't very many new exhibits from when I went 2 years ago but definitely once a year or so.
  • This was our first experience at a children's museum. My 16-month old thoroughly enjoyed the different activities the "museum" had to offer. We went on a rainy Saturday so it was quite busy. Pros: lots of activities Cons: HARD FLOORING (carpeted concrete no padding), exposed concrete, unsupervised children (parents not watching their kids), understaffed, unorganized, musty air, and the fact that admission for adults is the same as their children's (unless their child is an infant, then they just have to pay for themselves). They definitely could use a new air system. Despite the downfalls of this place, we plan on returning in the future... perhaps with a helmet for our kid's head.
  • Good place to let the kids be kids. There is a combination of activities that are either fun or help the kids learn new things. They have an art area, water play area and several other setups. They have a side area fenced off for infants. They have costumes for dress up and other activities.
  • So much fun!! Great for kids of all ages. Fun "zones" for kids to explore, imagine, and create. We bought the membership and can't wait to go back!
  • So this is more of a Children's Activity Center not a museum. Don't expect any exhibits but plenty of things for your child to do. There are multiple areas with different themes - a water room, a stage, a craft room, a play area and one large room with a few "sciencey" things. Easy for a kid to stay busy for a couple of hours (which is good since you're paying $9 per person to get in, except Friday which is $5.) Big downside - lots of parents don't supervise their kids. They've found a chair or wall and are on their phone while the kid runs wild. Bigger kids try to boss smaller kids or horde all of the interesting toys and there isn't enough staff to help manage it. So you need to be proactive with your kids to make sure they don't get steamrolled by other kids.
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