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California State Railroad Museum to Present Special Activations During California State Parks Week

Photo courtesy of Kelly B. Huston

The California State Railroad Museum is proud to offer a series of special activations for the community to experience and enjoy during California State Parks Week, June 12-16, 2024. Now in its third year and representing 280 California State Park units, California State Parks Week is an exciting annual event designed to celebrate the amazing diversity of California’s State Park System and the people who visit and help protect the iconic places. California State Parks Week advances the “Outdoor Access for All” initiative championed by Gov. Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

To celebrate California State Parks Week, the California State Railroad Museum is offering the following activities and activations:

  • Wednesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Earn a Junior Ranger Award 

A perfect activity for school-age children out for the summer, the Museum is offering an opportunity for them to earn a Junior Ranger Award by completing various activities in the Junior Ranger Adventure Guide as they travel through the museum. Young participants will learn about everything from the contributions by Chinese railroad workers to the invaluable Lost Golden Spike. This activity will be available for free (included with paid Museum admission). For more information, please visit this link.

  • Thursday, June 13 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Yoga in the Roundhouse

Visitors are encouraged to start the day by participating in a yoga flow session led by certified yoga instructors inside the Museum’s Roundhouse while surrounded by historic locomotives. With a “Nourish Your Health and Well-Being” theme, all fitness levels are welcome for adults and children between the ages of 13-18 (when accompanied by an adult). Yoga participants need to bring their own yoga mats and water. The fitness session is free but space is limited and those interested are encouraged to RSVP here.

  • Friday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Support Climate Resilience Pop-Up

As a special, one-day-only activation, Museum visitors will be treated to a high-speed rail pop-up inside the Museum’s historic Roundhouse provided by the High-Speed Rail Authority. Interactive activities around sustainability and renewable energy on high-speed rail will be available for free (included with paid Museum admission). More information about the limited time pop-up is available here.

  • Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “Out and About with Lucius Beebe, Charles Clegg, and The Gold CoastNew Exhibit Debut and Celebration

Coinciding with Sacramento Pride Month, a new Pride-themed exhibit debut and celebration are planned for its public opening on Saturday. Titled “Out and About with Lucius Beebe, Charles Clegg, and The Gold Coast,” the exciting new exhibit is a celebration of history, photography and is filled with LGBTQ+ pride. More details about the new exhibit and opening are available via this link.

For more information about California State Parks Week and a full list of statewide events and activations, please visit www.castateparksweek.org. For more information about the California State Railroad Museum or Foundation, please visit www.californiarailroad.museum.

About the author

Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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