Street Address
2701 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Mailing Address
2701 Prospect Park Drive
Suite 120
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
phone: 916-638-7225
Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
Closed on Mondays (except major holidays)
$7 General Admission
Under age 1 are Free
Seniors over 60 are $6
Military is $6
Museum Type(s)
Sharon Stone Smith, Executive Director
Sarah Coffman, Director of Operations
Ali Forma, Membership Coordinator


We are a non-profit children's museum with all hands-on exhibits for children 0-8 years old. Our goal is to create a community that values and instills in children independence, confidence, and the love for learning in a hands-on environment where childhood is respected, nurtured, and celebrated. We want to help children understand and enjoy the world around them in which they live.

If you're coming from out of town, the Sacramento Convention Center offers a number of resources that may be helpful as you plan your trip.

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 babies and toddlers to enjoy safe exploration.
•In “Raceways” visitors will have a ball playing with velocity, gravity, motion, friction, and acceleration.

Birthday Parties

What better place to celebrate a child's special day than at the Sacramento Children's Museum? The party room will provide a staffed, child-friendly environment where families and friends can celebrate privately after heading out to the Museum's exhibit hall.


As a member of the Sacramento Children's Museum, you will be able to enjoy added benefits that are offered exclusively to Museum members


To spark a passion for life-long learning. We will accomplish our mission by providing a place where children are encouraged to think for themselves, expand their problem-solving abilities through creative exploration, and exercise both their bodies and their minds.


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.

Educational Programs

Hands-on exhibits for children 0-8 years old. Classes and workshops for children and adults, such as baby sign language and "Safety proofing your home." We also have a children's library, Mom's support group references, cafe, and retail store.


    Board of Directors


    Access: Students

    Appointment required: No


    Wheelchair Accessible