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Local museums honor military veterans with celebratory events, activities and admission specials
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Local museums honor military veterans with celebratory events, activities and admission specials

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. On Veterans Day, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of special events and activities honoring military veterans, a sampling of which includes the following:

FREE Admission & Special Veteran’s Day Activities at the Aerospace Museum – 11/11
In a partnership with Wells Fargo Bank, the Aerospace Museum of California is offering FREE admission to ALL guests on Veterans Day.  Visitors can enjoy special activities that include a crowd-favorite Open Cockpit Day and a chance to meet members of the Tuskegee Airmen local chapter. For more, visit www.aerospaceca.org FREE Admission at the California Automobile Museum – 11/11
The California Automobile Museum will offer FREE admission to all active duty and retired military members and their immediate family members on Veterans Day. Plus, guests can experience the current “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit on display that features a wide variety of motorcycles by makers that range from Harley-Davidson to Honda. For more, visit www.calautomuseum.org
 FREE Admission at Powerhouse Science Center -- Discovery Campus -- 11/11Powerhouse Science Center -- Discovery Campus will offer FREE admission to all active duty and retired military members and their immediate family members on Veterans Day. Guests will enjoy our current exhibition, Science In Motion, and our Nature Discovery experience, and our beautiful science center grounds. For more, visit www.powerhousesc.org FREE Excursion Train Rides & Admission for Veterans at the Railroad Museum – 11/11To honor their service and celebrate the patriotic holiday, the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to offer veterans and active military personnel with FREE excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. All train ride tickets are first-come, first-served and note first class service is not available that day. Military veterans can also enjoy complimentary Museum admission on Veterans Day (veterans and active military personnel must show their current military ID or proof of discharge). For more, visit www.californiarailroad.museum FREE Admission for Veterans at the Sacramento Children's Museum – 11/11 Perfect for spending playful time with active children and grandchildren, the Sacramento Children’s Museum is offering FREE admission to military veterans on Veterans Day. The Children’s Museum offers an environment that encourages children to think for themselves, expand their problem-solving abilities through creative exploration, and exercise both their bodies and their minds. For more, visit www.sackids.org FREE Admission for Veterans at the Sacramento History Museum – 11/11Located in the heart of Old Sacramento State Historic Park, the Sacramento History Museum is proud to offer FREE admission for military veterans on Veterans Day. Guests are encouraged to check out the timely Place & Replace exhibit that illustrates how Sacramento transformed its derelict West End downtown in the 1950s and 1960s to create today’s world famous historic district. For more, visit www.sachistorymuseum.org Military Family Day at the Sacramento Zoo – 11/11In appreciation for our troops, all military personnel, veterans and their families receive a 50 percent discount on Sacramento Zoo admission on Veterans Day with a valid military identification. With the last admission at 4 p.m. that day, the Zoo is always wildly inspiring with lots of fascinating animals and wildlife. For more, visit www.saczoo.org 

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

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