The 17th annual Sacramento Museum Day is Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, and now is the time to plan your visit to some of the best Sacramento attractions. This year, nearly 25 area museums will welcome you, your family and friends all day long. Admission to most museums is FREE, with just a couple offering half-price admission.

In addition to free or reduced-cost admission, some museums will also have some special activities going on for all to enjoy. The Aerospace Museum will have an open cockpit day, where most of the aircraft, weather permitting, will be open so you can get a peek inside. The Heidrick Ag History Center in Woodland will have a special selection of “big monster tractors” on display, antiques, demonstrations and even a few food trucks to sate your appetite. The Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum will also offer a snack - in this case cake to celebrate the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Sacramento History Museum will offer hands-on gold panning for kids. As always, plan ahead and go early, as many of the museums fill up to capacity quickly on Museum Day.

"Every year is unique and offers new discoveries for guests to explore on Sacramento Museum Day," said Sacramento Association of Museums Chair Kristina Swanson.

Museums offering FREE admission:

Aerospace Museum of California – California Automobile Museum – California State Capitol Museum – California State Railroad Museum – Discovery Museum Science and Space Center – Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum – Heidrick Ag History Center (Woodland) – Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park – Maidu Museum & Historic Site (Roseville) – Museum of Medical History – Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum – Old Sacramento State Historic Park – Roseville Utility Exploration Center – Sacramento Children’s Museum – Sacramento Historic City Cemetery – Sacramento History Museum – Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum – State Indian Museum – Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park – Verge Center for the Arts Wells Fargo History Museum (Capitol Mall) – Wells Fargo History Museum (Old Sacramento).

View a listing of museums with contact information here.

Museums offering half-price admission:

Sacramento Zoo - Fairytale Town

The Crocker Art Museum will be $5 for 18+ and free for 17 and under. Entrance is also free on the third Sunday of every month.