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Check it out! In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. With 28 active partners, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) is proud to showcase a diverse sampling of upcoming events and activities happening in November, including:
Sweet Exchange at the (new) Sacramento Children’s Museum - November 1-5
The first-ever Sweet Exchange activity gives kids plenty of incentives to surrender their sugar-saturated Halloween candy in exchange for a fun-filled goodie bag that also promotes dental health. All exchanged candy will be donated to troops overseas.
Superbugs-Not Your Ordinary Germs at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center - November 5-6
In the last 10 years, superbugs have appeared with greater frequency then ever before. These dangerous critters evade modern medicine and are a hot topic in the medical community. Visitors to the Discovery Museum will learn about these dangerous microscopic germs and kids will build a superbug of their own to take home as a souvenir.
Vettes for Vets Car Show at the California Automobile Museum - November 5
Hosted by the California Automobile Museum and Just for Corvettes, the eye-catching Car Show for Corvettes benefits various veteran's groups throughout Northern California with the sales of raffle tickets, vendors, veteran displays, and music. There will also be an extraordinary exhibit of six generations of Corvettes on display at the Museum during November as well as at the car show that is sure to thrill spectators of all ages!
Archaeology Activity Day at the Sacramento History Museum - November 12
Ready to dig in to a new adventure? Families are encouraged to sign up for the first-ever family Archaeology Activity Day. Groups of four may work on a dig to uncover, collect, and dissect just like real archaeologists.
The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art at the Crocker Art Museum - begins November 19
Visitors will enjoy viewing this special exhibition from the collections of the Georgia Museum of Art and Giuliano Ceseri that explores the variety and beauty of Italian draughtsmanship through drawings and prints from the 16th through 18th centuries.
For more information about SAM, its partners and/or these and other events and activities, visit www.sacmuseums.org
About the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM)
Comprised of 28 greater Sacramento area museums working in partnership with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, SAM’s mission is to raise awareness of local museums by giving the community the opportunity to discover California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures. SAM achieves its mission through implementing cooperative promotions and developing strategic marketing alliances, by encouraging sharing of knowledge and resources among its partner institutions.