Monday, April 15, 2013


Our family tries to do local things on the weekends, either staying in our town, or in the surrounding areas. Grown Local posts showcase some of the best things to do in our area.

 At school, my son received a family pass to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Over spring break, we took a morning to go and explore. In my teens, I visited the Crocker several times, but it had been expanded greatly since I had moved away from home. They have an entire area for children now, along with a huge collection of California artists.

He wasn't sure about some of the pieces.

This was more his scene.

The antique china collections, one of my (nerdy) favorites.
In the children's area, called Tot Land, there is a electronic, touchable art board that has different media options that fascinated both the children.
There was also materials for arts and crafts, art books, and design toys.



The kids loved it and is was almost abandoned, so they had all the books and art supplies to themselves.
To top it off, you can have lunch at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club, which has amazing food. They use several local ingredients, and have a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts. We just used the counter service, but there is also sit down seating with an even more extensive menu.
BLT for days.

The Crocker Art Museum is a great place to take kids in the Sacramento area. The museum is stroller friendly, there are a ton of docents willing to answer questions, there is a good, decently priced cafe, and art that is interesting to both adults and kids. The museum also offers art workshops for kids of all ages and their families.

Planning a Visit?
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Adults: $10
Youth (7-17): $5
Children (6 and under): free
Paid parking (meters)

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