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February 2, 2011
Feel free to visit area museums for nothing on Museum Day

By Dixie Reid
dreid@sacbee.com

Explore a new place or revisit a favorite during Saturday's 13th annual Sacramento Museum Day.

The Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) once again offers all-day free admission to 26 area institutions of art, culture, history and adventure.

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Organizers suggest visiting two or three sites, given the distance between them and travel time, and warn that the zoo, Railroad Museum and Crocker Art Museum are traditionally very crowded.

Museum Day hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. No one will be admitted after 4 p.m.

These are the participants:

Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California Foundry History Museum, California State Military Museum,California State Capitol Museum, California Museum of History, Women & the Arts, California State Indian Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Discovery Museum Science and Space Center, Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum, Fairytale Town, Folsom History Museum, Governor's Mansion State Historic Park, Heidrick Ag History Center in Woodland, Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, Museum of Medical History, Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park, Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento History Museum, Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum, Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, Wells Fargo History Museum (locations on Capitol Mall and in Old Sacramento).

The California Museum, at 10th and O streets downtown, is the central transfer spot for the free shuttles that will run throughout the day to many participating museums.

"With an expanded and energized focus on the arts, culture and museum offerings in the Sacramento region, this is an exciting time to explore the rich experiences available at a wide variety of local museums," said Paul Hammond, museum assocation chairman.

For more information on Museum Day: (916) 808-7777, www.sacmuseums.org (click on 'events')

Call The Bee's Dixie Reid, (916) 321-1134.

PHOTO CREDIT: California State Railroad Museum

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