On Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., two dozen regional museums will take part in the 21st annual Free Museum Day, a popular cultural tradition that is “designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history, science and wildlife, free of charge.” Just some museums that are taking part are California State Railroad Museum, Powerhouse Science Center, Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, Folsom History Museum, Sacramento Children’s Museum, Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Locke Boarding House Museum and many others. View a full list and get more info at Sacmuseums.org. New this year, Free Museum Day is also the kick-off to Sacramento Museum Week (Feb. 2–8) which features special events, activities and activations at various museums. To help you get from museum to museum, Sacramento Regional Transit is offering free rides on all buses and light rail trains on Feb. 2 only with a printed SacRT Museum Day flyer (you only need one per family or group). A screenshot of the flyer from a smartphone will work, too. To print or display the flyer, check out Sacrt.com.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 8 of issue #283 (Jan. 16 – 30, 2019)**