Local museums offer fun and festive Halloween-related activities



In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the greater Sacramento area is rich with an incredible array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that provide visitors with the opportunity to explore the treasures of the California fine art, history, science and wildlife. throughout the year. This fall, and with security measures in place, many members of the Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween and harvest events and activities.

A sample of the lively activities is below (but please check with the different museums and / or destinations for other events and more detailed information):

“Spookomotive” train rides at the Railway Museum – October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31

Embark on some Halloween fun on the Old Sacramento waterfront! Guests of all ages will enjoy rides on the diesel-powered “Spookomotive” train aboard a whimsically decorated train teeming with spiders, cobwebs and corn stalks while being staffed with a “crew.” of skeletons ”entertaining. Additionally, train travel guests are encouraged to dress up during themed weekends: Superheroes and Villains (October 9-10), Pirates and Princesses (October 16-17), Witches and Wizards (23- October 24) and Superheroes and Villains (October 30-31). To learn more, visit www.californiarailroad.museum/events/spokomotive-train-ride.

34e Annual Safe & Super Halloween at Fairytale Town – October 16, 17, 23 and 24

Children – and the young at heart who accompany them – can enjoy four days of family fun at 34e Annual Safe & Super Halloween at Fairytale Town. The ever-popular Halloween extravaganza features candy or treat, treat stations, a costume parade, hands-on activities, and lots of fiery fun. For more information and advance tickets, please visit www.fairytaletown.org/calendar/halloween-2021-10-23/

Halloween pumpkins and planes at Air Park – October 30

The community is invited to celebrate Halloween in advance with Amelia Bearhart and her friends at the Aerospace Museum of California from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the huge open-air Air Park. Customers can fly for goodies, music, Halloween-themed activities, and games for the whole family. For advance tickets, please visit www.aerospaceca.org/event/pumpkins-and-planes/.

Monster Mash at the Crocker Art Museum – October 30

To kick off a thrilling Halloween weekend, costumed children and their adults are invited to the Crocker Art Museum for a participatory Monster Mash performance full of astonishment and artistic inspiration! After the performance, guests are encouraged to explore the galleries with a Halloween-inspired scavenger hunt, take a festive family portrait, and uncover a magical surprise or two. An interactive gift bag filled with inedible goodies will be included with each child’s ticket. For advance registrations and tickets, please visit www.crockerart.org/event/2764/2021-10-30.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Daytime Activities at the Children’s Museum – October 31

Call all the boos and ghouls, visit the Sacramento Children’s Museum for a fun day of treats with multiple candy stations, outdoor games, art activities and more! The event is free, but the Museum welcomes donations of new or slightly used children’s books for its lending library. Capacity is limited and prior registration is required by visiting www.sackids.org/trick-or-treat-at-scm/.

Movies Under the Stars: Waterfront in Old Sacramento – Thursdays in October

The Old Sacramento Waterfront is always a great place to enjoy the spookiest time of year! For a mesmerizing good time, the community is invited to check out Movies Under the Stars presented by Xfinity in partnership with California State Parks Capital District and the California State Railroad Museum every Thursday evening in October. The films will take place outdoors in Old Sacramento State Historic Park and will include “Original Ghostbusters” (October 7), “Clue” (October 14), “Hocus Pocus” (October 21) and “The Haunted Mansion” »(October 28). For advance tickets, please visit https://downtownsacramenpartnership.ticketspice.com/movies-under-the-stars.

For more information on the museums in the Sacramento area, “like” them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SacMuseums, follow them on Instagram and Twitter @SacMuseums, or visit the user-friendly website at www.Facebook.com/SacMuseums ‘address www.SacMuseums.org.


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