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Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

(3.6/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
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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  • This place had a lot of activities for my 2 and 3 year old. My 5 year old was a bit bored after a bit. I would recommend for youngsters!  more »
  • I took my grandchildren ages 6 and 7. They had a great time exploring and playing with each other and the other children. They enjoyed everything in the museum and while you might believe the activiti...  more »
  • My grandson is two and loves going to the museum............there are so many experiences for them. It is clean, well organized, and sooo much fun!  more »
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  • This isnt your typical museum. Its very hands on & imagination based play. Painting on glass windows, defying gravity, running a market, making rivers in sand (without water) its simply amazing. A great way to keep little hands active while learning.
  • I cannot say enough good things about this place!! Their hours are great. We always get more than our money's worth for the price of admission (and I always get some free time afterwards because both of my babies are snoring for a solid 2.5 hours after every visit!). The museum is mostly one large room, with different areas partitioned off. It can get crowded at peak times, but knowing the chaos that is a bunch of kids in one large area doesn't bother me too much (former preschool teacher!). The spaces are well laid out and separated for the kids, but the partitions are short enough to where parents can see over them without having to tag along 2 steps behind their kid everywhere. There is a fenced off area for small crawlers (infant to 3) which is PERFECT for us right now because I have a 1yo who isn't walking yet and an almost 3 yo who loves to "help" his brother. There is a water section that is somewhat more separated and raised up from the rest of the floor. They provide life jackets, water smocks and hand dryers to help keep sogginess to a minimum! The art area is separated by a wall of plexi glass that anyone can paint on. It's a really cool community mural. BATHROOMS: as a mom of 2, this is always a huge issue for us. I'm potty training the older one, but can't let the younger one crawl on the floor. They have done it RIGHT at the children's museum. The sink area is one big room, and the stalls are actually 3 separate family style restrooms, with locking doors. Each one has a child's potty and an adult toilet, with a chair so nothing (and no one!) has to go on the floor. I am able to set my youngest on the chair long enough to help the oldest go, while in a private area. There is a changing table as well, and half the sink have steps installed for little ones. The only improvement I could recommend would be more than one changing table, but so far we have never had to wait to use it.
  • It was fun for a couple hours, but probably won't return because it was more of a preschool atmosphere and my kids are 5 and 7. There's only so much they can do, it's pretty small, and it was packed when I went.They have finger painting, dress up, a neat sandbox( for hands only), play houses,a play kitchen, a water station, a baby room,and a few play areas. I would recommend this a go to place for kids 8months- 4years!
  • Lots of fun, son is 1.5 years old and we can easily burn 2-3 hours here.
  • This is a really fun place with lots of fun exhibits for my daughter to experience. It can get kind of busy so I suggest going when they first open