"Other Opportunities" are various adventures that you and your family can do on your own. These are not "official" school field trips, but many of them are fun and interesting!! If you want to get together with other Camptonville families go to the "Other Opportunities" section of the Forum and you can plan with others to create your own Adventure!!
OLD CITY CEMETARY: LANTERN TOURS
October 18-October 26, 2013
Fri & Sat 7pm/7:45pm/8:30pm/9:15pm
*Tickets only available online or by phone; not available at the door.
SONOMA CANOPY TOURS
Enjoy our unique course that features a zipline over 800 feet long. Walk sky bridges high in the air. Marvel at panoramic forest views and deep ravines. Discover the world-famous California Coastal Redwoods in a way you never imagined. Sonoma Canopy Tours.
It's high adventure that's green, family-friendly and educational.
DONNER PARTY HIKE
When: Sat. 10/5- 10/6
Where: Various Locations throughout Truckee and Donner Summit.Price: $15 - $60
Age Range: All Ages
Event description: Enjoy guided, interpretive hikes showcasing the spectacular beauty of Donner Summit and learn about emigrant history, the building of the transcontinental railroad including a walk through snowsheds, and High Sierra Lakes.
The Bohart Museum is open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Family groups are welcome any time during these hours, but the doors may sometimes be locked for lunchtime meetings. Displays on various insect related topics are available both inside and outside the museum. Plus you can get face to face with our extensive collection of live insects. Admission is free, but money placed in our donation box helps feed and house the zoo animals. Organized groups (school classes, boy or girl scout packs, home school groups) require advanced reservations. The guided tours available to these groups feature a walk down Butterfly Aisle, the "Oh My!" collection, and selected members of our Arthropod Petting Zoo. The tours cost $2.00 per student. (This is a working lab and is probably not an appropriate environment for preschool groups.) Call Steve Heydon at 530 752–0493 for reservations.
Built of brick circa 1855 by architect and inventor Warren P. Miller, this Gothic Revival home was purchased by the Aaron family in the 1870s.
It remained in the family until 1955. At that time, the only son of Mary Bobo Aaron gifted it to the City of Marysville to be maintained as a museum in honor of his mother.
The Mary Aaron Museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 as the Warren P. Miller house.
In the summer of 2011, the board of the Mary Aaron Museum began to restore and renovate the upstairs portion of the home with an anticipated completion date of late fall 2011. During the renovation and repairs, we are open for tours, though hours vary by the week. Please call (530) 743-1004 for current tour times.
The Mary Aaron Museum is located on the corner of 7th and D Streets in Marysville, California.
California's executive mansion, popularly known at the Governor's Mansion, was built in 1877 for Albert and Clemenza Gallatin. Albert was a partner in the Sacramento hardware store of Huntington & Hopkins. The State of California purchased the house from Joseph and Louisa Steffens to use as a home for California's first families in 1903 for $32,500. Victorian architecture was somewhat out of style by then, but the house was suitably impressive, conveniently located, and comfortable.
Today's guests see marble fireplaces from Italy, gold framed mirrors from France, and exquisitely handcrafted hinges and doorknobs, all of which are reminders of the Gallatins and the Victorian era. Outside some of the Mansion's abundant vegetation includes flowers, shrubs, and trees dating back to 1877. But when visitors look behind the grape stake fence and see Governor Brown's swimming pool built in 1959, they are reminded that the Governor's Mansion State Historic Park is really a walk through time.
Guides conduct tours on the hour, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Adults $5 1526 "H" Street
Youth $3 (ages 6 to 17) Sacramento, CA 95814
Children Free (5 and under) (916) 323-3047
GATEWAY SCIENCE MUSEUM
Monday - Tuesday:
Closed Wednesday – Sunday:
Noon to 5 pm
ADMISSION Adults (18 years and older): $5
Children (3-17 years): $3
Children (2 and under): FREE
The mission of the Gateway Science Museum is to create a life-long learning environment that enables people to explore, interpret, and celebrate the magnificent natural heritage of our region through science, research, and education.
We strive to combine the resources of California State University, Chico and the entire region to provide an educational and culturally enriching site where families, school classes, clubs, and friends can gather for a variety of activities.
FOLSOM STATE PRISON MUSEUM
Retired Folsom State Prison guards opened the Folsom State Prison Museum in the late 1980s for visitors to get a closer look at the prison made famous by singer Johnny Cash's hit song "Folsom Prison Blues." Visitors will hear Sam the prisoner, an animated mannequin, discuss the prison's history. Also at the museum: a prisoner-made Ferris Wheel made from 250,000 toothpicks, prisoner-made weapons that have been
confiscated, and a Gatling gun that prevented escapes.
House No.8 Old Folsom Prison
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Children under 12: Free
MARSHALL GOLD DISCOVERY PARK
James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 on the South Fork of the American River in the valley the Nisenan Indians knew as Cullumah. This
event led to the greatest mass movement of people in the Western Hemisphere and was the spark that ignited the spectacular growth of the
West during the ensuing decades. The gold discovery site, located in the still visible tailrace of Sutter's sawmill, in present day Coloma, California, is one of the most significant historic sites in the nation.
CHILDREN'S CREATIVITY MUSEUM
At the Children’s Creativity Museum, we go beyond the conventional environment of play by inspiring kids to imagine, create and share in our multimedia environment. With every visit, kids walk away with a unique media or art project that reflects and celebrates their creativity.
All of our core studios and exhibits are facilitated by skilled artists and our C.I.T.Y. Guides who are guaranteed to spark your imagination as they guide you through the creative process. You will also notice our Creativity Critters throughout the museum. Explore our exhibits to find out more about their favorite activities.
Children’s Creativity Museum is conveniently situated in the heart of downtown San Francisco at the corner of Fourth and Howard Streets in Yerba Buena Gardens.
DISCOVER OLD SACRAMENTO
OLD SAC UNDERGROUND
GOLD RUSH DAYS
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
(Museum, Forest Camp and Gardens)
Turtle Bay Exploration Park educates visitors of all ages with entertaining and stimulating exhibitions and programs that interpret the complex relationships between people and their environments. Using the unique cultural, historical, and natural resources including those in the Sacramento River Region, Turtle Bay serves as a catalyst for exploring universal human experiences.
SIX FLAGS DISCOVERY KINGDOM
CROCKER ART MUSEUM
Using a central theme and select artworks throughout the Museum, trained docent guides conduct small group discussions and hands-on activities.
Homeschool Days are drop-in programs appropriate for children ages four and older. Tour + Performances are unique Homeschool Days open to all students in Kindergarten and higher.
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
The California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific institution committed to leading-edge research, to educational outreach, and to finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the public.
The Academy's mission - to explore, explain and protect the natural world - extends to all corners of the institution; from a research expedition in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, to a teacher training program in a California classroom, to an interactive game on the museum exhibit floor.