Museum Day is your once-a-year opportunity to sample the region's wealth of art, history, science and wildlife exhibits for free or half-price.
The event features 28 facilities, including the Sacramento History Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Aerospace Museum of California, the California Museum, State Capitol Museum, State Indian Museum, State Military Museum and Sutter's Fort.
Many of the venues are within walking distance of each other. Event planners suggest that guest visit no more than three museums so as to have enough time to experience each one fully and to travel between them.
Please note that shuttle buses will not operate this time.
What: Sacramento Museum Day 2013
Where: 28 museums located throughout the Sacramento region (complete list and map)
When: Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last guests are admitted at 4 p.m.)
Cost: free at 26 museums; half-priced at Sacramento Zoo & Fairytale Town (Sacramento Zoo is $5.75 for adults, $3.75 for children ages 2-11 and free for children under two; Fairytale Town is $2.50 for everyone and free for children under two years of age).
For more info: 916-808-7777 or website
PHOTO CREDIT: "Folded Circle Cube and Disc," a 14-foot, 3,000-pound sculpture by artist Fletcher Benton sits in front of the Crocker Art Museum. 2011 Sacramento Bee photograph by Randall Benton