Whether you have taken a half day off at work and want to spend some time with your toddler or preschooler, or you have your parents coming into town for a visit, I highly recommend this museum as a stopping point in Old Town Sacramento. I spent countless hours here with my preschoolers. I would stop in once a year once they were in elementary school. But, dropping in every five years from that point wasn't too often. The history abounds but it's more than that. The museum feels alive. Trust me when I say it won't disappoint. You can also take a little train ride up the river a few miles on weekends which is fun as well.