Check this place out!
I am always on the lookout for a great story time with songs and crafts…so when I saw that the Crocker Art Museum offers Wee Wednesday once a month, I thought…what a fun place to experience a story time! What we came away with that day was so much more!!!
Right from the get go, the kids were excited! They saw the big beautiful building and were giddy with anticipation. We walked up all those stairs and they couldn’t believe how gigantic the ornate wooden doors were. The museum is so beautiful on the inside, from floor to ceiling, that we walked around in wonder with no problem waiting for all the other kids to arrive.
Before the story time started, we were taken around the museum to see about three different works of art that had to do with “family”. Our guide asked the children what they saw and talked to them about how there are no right or wrong answers when it comes to art. She did a great job keeping the kids interested and helping them to appreciate what they saw.
We all gathered in a large room for the rest of the activities. They introduced a guest, Dr. Marlena Uhrik, author of “In Grandpa’s Hands”, who led singing time and read her book. She was wonderful and the kids had a ball! When she was finished, the art project began. Butcher paper lined the back wall and all of the kids were encouraged to trace their hand and then color it in with patterns.
I was anxious to see the rest of the museum and surprisingly, my kids were too! So once the activities were done, we wandered on our own. There was so much to see, that we just got a taste and will have to go back for more! I was so thrilled to see my little ones pointing out pieces of art they liked and talking about what they saw.
When I asked my five-year-old what her favorite part about Wee Wednesday was…she said “everything!”.
Adult admission to the Crocker is $6.00 and Kids 6 and under are FREE! What a bargain for such a great experience!
[The museum also offers FREE admission on Sundays from 10 – 1!]
-Parking outside the museum is metered…so be sure to remember quarters or use the lot with the debit card meter. I spent $3.00 for 2 hours of parking.
-Right across the parking lot of the museum, there is a large park with big trees and tons of squirrels! We picnicked on the grass before we went home.
-A few of the moms (myself included) had babies in a sling or stroller and with elevators and a variety of activities it was doable!
-Reservations are required and the spots fill up fast! It was recommended that you call right after the first of the month. Click here to see their event calendar.
“Wee Wednesdays are designed for children ages 3-5 and the special adult in their lives. Encourage your early learner’s development through multi-sensory activities inspired by art, storytelling and songs.”
CROCKER ART MUSEUM
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA