5 Sacramento Museums to Explore Virtually

A shot of historic Sacramento with the Sacramento History Museum visible in the background. Discover virtual events at local Sacramento museums.

5 Sacramento Museums to Explore Virtually

December 20, 2020 | By The Railyards

Sacramento is home to many wonderful local museums helping visitors connect with great works of art, discover the excitement of flight, or engage with our local history. While we're all staying safe at home, Sacramento's local museums have an array of virtual tours, events, and exhibits to explore. Open up your computer, gather the family, and enjoy an educational afternoon with a local museum!

5 Virtual Museum Tours & Events to Enjoy From Home

The Crocker Art Museum
The Crocker Art Museum has been a staple of Sacramento culture for decades. The museum is home to the world's foremost display of California art and offers diverse exhibits, events, and collections to enjoy.

Currently, The Crocker is offering an array of virtual events to enjoy. These include a "Winter Break From Home" series for children and classes for aspiring artists.

Sacramento History Museum
The Sacramento History Museum is a recreation of the 1854 city hall and waterworks building. The museum shares Sacramento's rich history with the public and is currently continuing that mission with virtual classes and tours.

You can take a virtual class on bookbinding, or explore Sacramento virtually with one of their Anytime Tours. Educators can also book a virtual school program.

Aerospace Museum of California
The Aerospace Museum of California in Sacramento is home to over 40 aircraft, helping visitors explore flight and technology. You can explore the museum from your couch with their Discover From Home offerings, with exciting content from sources like NASA.

They also offer educational virtual tours to school classes.

California State Capitol Museum
The California State Capitol Museum serves as a window into the state's history and the lawmaking process, with virtual tours for those at home eager to explore the building's architecture, the museum's art collection, the capitol park, and more.

The Railroad Museum
The California Railroad Museum showcases the history of the railroad and the west. This museum is home to 225,000 square feet of exhibits, with a future expansion planned for the Railyards Central Shops District. The museum offers digital exhibits and events during the pandemic.

Virtual events include an online storytime for children streaming on their Facebook page. Or, enjoy their digital exhibits on the Women of the American Railroad and a tour of the Gold Coast Car. The Gold Coast Car isn't open to the public, so the virtual tour is an exciting, exclusive look into this historic private car.

Sacramento's local museums bring rich culture and history to the city. If you're looking for ways to pass the time and engage with your community from home, don't overlook local favorite museums! Have you attended a virtual museum tour or event? Share with us on social.

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