Sacramento Childrens Museum

2701 Prospect Park Dr Rancho Cordova, CA
The Sacramento Children’s Museum (SCM) was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 2005. It is the vision of a local mom, Kathleen Palley, who saw the need for inspiring learning through interactivity. SCM seeks to build an environment in which learning is exciting and enriching for children and their families and facilitated through exploration and hands-on activities. The desire in Sacramento to build a children's museum was so great, that the organization quickly grew to include local business-people, children's advocates, educators, physicians, attorneys, librarians, and others. This group embarked on a journey to determine how to best meet the needs of the children in our community, birth to eight years of age, and the 7,000 square foot Sacramento Children's Museum is the result. The Museum opened to the public on August 25, 2011. There are currently nine members on the SCM's board of directors, as well as ten advisory board members. SCM strongly believes that play is an essential part of a child’s “work.” Imaginative, hands-on environments provide children with a gateway for opening up their minds to developing new abilities, building confidence, and making connections between their dreams and real world experiences. SCM opened with several exciting interactive areas for exploring, playing, and learning: •In “Waterways” children experiment with the flow of water, race boats, and create whirlpools. •In “Airways” children and adults interact and explore how various objects are affected by air currents. •“My Neighborhood” encourages role playing and celebrating unique family traditions and cultural awareness. •“Studio of the Arts” features hands-on art projects. •“Baby Bloomers” is for children under 3 years old to enjoy safe exploration. •In “Raceways” visitors will have a ball playing with velocity, gravity, motion, friction, and acceleration.
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Lotus, CA  
Capacity: 200
Make Beyond Limits Adventures your venue for a memorable outdoor special event. Our American Rafting Center makes a great venue for parties, outings, company meetings, Socials and Reunions. We can accommodate large groups up to 150 persons for our rafting adventures. Our half day and one day trips include 8 person rafts, professional guides, shuttle bus, and all equipment required. All you do is arrive and have the time of your life! Our 15 acre riverfront resort makes a great place to host an overnight camping adventure. We serve dinner and breakfast to all our our guests on our 2 day trips. Located riverfront on the South Fork of the American River, our resort features modern restrooms, commercial kitchen facility, beer and wine service and acres of usable lawns and wooded areas. Contact us with your special event ideas and we will make the planning process easy for you!
Galt, CA  
Capacity: 175
$22-$43 per person
$1,500 per event
Brewsters Bar & Grill specializes in contemporary California comfort cuisine. We also offer a large selection of beers, classic cocktails, and local wines. When you select Brewsters for your next special occasion, we will provide you with a memorable dining experience. Celebrate with our friendly and knowledgeable staff, along with fine quality wines and exceptional cuisine. Presented to you in a classic European-style ambiance at affordable prices! We offer several wedding packages and can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Elk Grove, CA  
Capacity: 215
$295-$1,750 per event
Located in Elk Grove, California our venue is equipped with a cocktail or reception area, DJ station, 300 square foot stage, state of the art multi-media system and banquet tables and chairs are included with every rental. We have a network of preferred vendors and event/party manager with your rental that are available to help meet your needs. Our over 2,500 square foot event space is prefect for your next wedding, quinceanera, baby shower, bridal shower, birthday celebration, graduation or sports banquet. Our event space is customizable, the possibilities - endless. The only limits are your imagination! The Sunshine Event Center is unique, offering a banquet hall and swimming pool that can be rented separately or together to make a large splash for your next event. The Sunshine Event Center staff hope to make your next event effortless and memorable.
Sacramento, CA  
Capacity: 150
Blue Prynt Restaurant & Bar in the heart of downtown Sacramento brings a dynamic approach to dining out with our commitment to our local urban neighborhoods and our passion for providing a meal to remember, all happening in a gorgeous restaurant setting. Blue Prynt Restaurant 's Banquet facilities are an excellent choice for your next event with three distinct rooms and locations for varying event sizes. An upstairs private reception room complete with its own bar is perfect for large groups up to 150. A private boardroom that accommodates up to 35 is perfect for your next luncheon or dinner, with all meeting necessities provided. For a more intimate dinner of up to 12, a semi private area is complete with a gorgeous dining room table nestled in an intimate corner of the restaurant. Blue Prynt Restaurant & Bar management and staff are committed to creating the perfect customer experience while raising your expectations for the future - please get in touch with us to plan your next event.
Sacramento, CA  
Capacity: 200
The Vintage Monkey is an internationally recognized destination location! Situated in a fantastic 6500 square foot historic brick building and designed with some of the most unique architectural details, your event will be the talk of the town. The classic motorcycle exhibit and 30 foot round circular seating area for 45 is just the start to the interior back-drop! Whether you have 2 or 200 guests, there is no doubt you'll be inspired to create the perfect event! It is truly the most unique location in Sacramento, California.