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January 30, 2012
Museums open doors for free or a bargain on Saturday

By Sam McManis

Museumgoers will be in for a treat this Saturday when the Sacramento Association of Museums, in association with Umpqua Bank, presents the 14th annual Museum Day.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., some 28 museums will be participating, offering free or reduced-cost admission. For more information, go to The annual event has added two new museums to its lineup -- the Center for Contemporary Art at 1519 19th Street in Sacramento and the Sacramento Children's Museum at 2701Prospect Drive in Rancho Cordova.

The following is a list of the participating museums:

Aerospace Museum of California

California Automobile Museum

California Foundry History Museum

The California Museum

California State Capitol Museum

California State Indian Museum

California State Military Museum

California State Railroad Museum

Center for Contemporary Art

Crocker Art Museum

Discovery Museum Science and Space Center

The Don and June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum

Fairytale Town•

Folsom History Museum

Governor's Mansion State Historic Park

Heidrick Ag History Center (Woodland)

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

Museum of Medical History

Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum

Old Sacramento State Historic Park

Sacramento Children's Museum

Sacramento Zoo•

Sacramento Historic City Cemetery

Sacramento History Museum

Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

Wells Fargo History Museum (Old Sacramento and Downtown locations).

• All listed Museums will offer free admission on Museum Day except for the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town which will offer half-priced admission.

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