Museums

NAME & ADDRESS OF FACILITY
SPONSOR AGENCY(S)
FACILITIES/SERVICES
TOPIC
Antioch Historical Museum
1500 West Fourth Street
Antioch , CA
Antioch Historical Society
(925) 757-1326
www.art4antioch.org
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays,
1pm-4pm
History and artifacts of Antioch community and its residents; Children’s room
Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39, The Embarcadero and Beach Street
San Francisco
Aquarium of the Bay Foundation
(415) 623-5300 www.aquariumofthebay.com
Displays of Bay ecosystems, walk through large tanks, see and touch displays of tide pool habitat.
See prices on web site (adults $14.95)
San Francisco Bay species and habitats
Brannan Island State Recreation Area Visitor Center
Highway 160 Sacramento County
Department of Parks and Recreation (916) 777-7701
www.parks.ca.gov
Open Sat and SunDisplays of cultural and natural history of the Delta, interactive map of Bay Area, sales area, wi-fi Displays
Map of Region
Conumnes Preserve Visitor Center
13501 Franklin Blvd.
Galt, CA 95632 Sacramento County
The Nature Conservancy
(916) 684-2816
www.cosumnes.org
Visitor Center open and staffed by volunteers on Saturday and Sunday from 9-5; July and August 8-noonIncludes interpretive displays and interactive educational exhibits, picnic tables and restrooms.  River Walk, Lost Slough Wetlands Walk.  Guided tours on web site.  Volunteer Days. Nonconsumptive recreational activities bird watching, photography, nature study, hiking and paddling, fishing only from boats. Wildlife Observation
Trails
Displays
Dailoy Gambling Museum
Main Street, Locke, CA 95690
Sacramento County
Sacramento River Delta Historical Society
(916) 776-1661
www.locketown.com
Sat & Sun: noon-3 pm; small entry feeFormer gambling hall offers glimpses into the Chinese culture. Early Settlers
Delta Science Center
(Oakley)
2700 E. Leland Rd
Pittsburg, CA  94565
Contra Costa County
Ironhouse Sanitary District, East Bay Regional Park District, Cities of Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, PG&E, Delta Group of the Sierra Club, Delta Science Center Board
Contact: Roni Gehlke at rgehlke@deltasciencecenter.org
Study the wildlife, river resources and history of the Delta.  Hands-on education, opportunities for restoration and access to the Delta. Observation/fishing pier, science building with exhibits, labs and workrooms for school and community groups.  Parking, trails, observation, and gathering areas.
Dutra Museum of Dredging
345 St. Gertrude Street
Rio Vista, CA  94571
Solano County
Dutra Family
(650) 207-6489
www.dutramuseum.com
Unique collection on the history of dredging in the Delta including photos, logbooks, ledgers and dredge models. Dredging
Haggin Museum Victory Park
1201 N. Pershing Ave
Stockton, CA  95203 San Joaquin County
(209) 940-6300
www.hagginmuseum.org
Open Wed-Sat: 1:30-5 pm. Adults: $5; 10-17, 65+, students: $2.50; Children under 10 with adult: Free.  Art, Indian crafts, Stockton and California History galleries, industrial and agricultural equipment.  Gift shop. Art
Native People
Early Settlers
Historic equipment
Hill House Museum
826 Church Street
Lodi, CA
San Joaquin County
Hill House Committee and the Lodi Historical Society (P.O. Box 264, Lodi, CA  95241)
(209) 369-6073
Sundays, 1-4 pm,  FreeFormer home of George Washington Hill, Lodi’s first jeweler. Artifacts of the Hill family and early days of Lodi. Early Settlers
Isenberg Crane Preserve, aka Woodbridge Preserve
Woodbridge Road
Lodi, CA
San Joaquin County
Department of Fish and Game
(209) 948-7708
http://www.dfg.ca.gov
Tours 1.5 hours before sunset with DFG docents on second Thursday, second Saturday and every Sunday of the month, from October through the end of February. $8 donation per adult requested.  No facilities. Seasonal wildlife observation (fall) of Sandhill Cranes
Lodi Wine and Visitor Center
2545 W. Turner Rd
Lodi, CA 95242
San Joaquin County
Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission, (209) 367-4727
www.lodiwine.com
Daily 10 am -5 pm
Interactive and educational exhibits on grape growing and winemaking, tasting bar, and gift shop.
Grapes and Grape Growing
Winemaking
McFarland Living History Ranch
899 Orr Road
Galt, CA
Sacramento County
Galt Area Historical Society P.O. Box 782, Galt, CA 95632
(209) 745-0951
www.mcfarlandranch.org
Special events of historic equipment, camping for scouts, educational/school field trips Farm History
Special Events/Displays
Oak Grove Nature Center, Oak Grove Regional Park
4520 West Eight Mile Rd
Stockton, CA
San Joaquin County
San Joaquin County
(209) 953-8814
www.co.san-joaquin.ca.us/oakgrove
Mature oak trees, trails Wildlife Observation
Trails
Rae House Museum
204 Oak Avenue
Galt, CA
San Joaquin County
Galt Area Historical Society (P.O. Box 782, Galt, CA 95632)
(209) 745-1517
www.galthistory.org
Built in 1868 by rancher John Rae; rescued from demolition and renovated. Display of vintage items. Early Settlers
Rio Vista Museum
16 North Front St
Rio Vista, CA 94571 Solano County
Rio Vista Museum Association
(707) 374-5169
www.riovistamuseum.com
Once served as a blacksmith shop, includes publications and artifacts relating to Rio Vista. Early Settlers
Sacamento Museum Guide Sacramento Association of Museums
www.sacmuseums.org
Partnership and list of 22 Sacramento area museums.  Sponsors annual Sacramento Museum Day. History
Art
Saramento River Delta Historical Society
Jean Harvie Community Center PO Box 293
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
Sacramento County
www.srdhs.org Archives available by appointment.  Created to preserve historical heritage of the Sacramento River Delta, promote a greater public awareness of Sacramento River Delta history, and educate the public about the importance of the Sacramento River Delta’s history.  Includes Freeport, Clarksburg, Hood, Randall, Courtland, Vorden, Locke, Walnut Grove, Ryde, Isleton and Rio Vista. Lectures.  Oral histories. Newsletter. Archives of Delta Families
Lectures
San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
Micke Grove Park
11793 N. Micke Rd
Lodi, CA 95240
San Joaquin County
(209) 331-2055
(209) 953-3460
www.sanjoaquinhistory.org
Museum includes antique tools and vintage farm machinery and exhibits on early inhabitants, including trapper and native peoples. Includes Sunshine Trail for vision-impaired. Farm History
Tools and Equipment
Early Inhabitants
Native Peoples
Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
1624 Hood-Franklin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757 Sacramento County
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office (916) 775-4421  Information (916) 775-4420
www.fws.gov/stonelakes/
No visitor center
Docent led walks (see web site)
Docent-led walks
Western Railway Museum and Visitor Center
5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA  94585
Solano County
(707) 374-2978
www.wrm.org
Every Saturday and Sunday: 10:30-5; Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesdays through Sundays: 10:30-5.  Admission (2005): Adults: $10; Seniors: $9; Kids 2-14: &72,400 sf display and exhibit hall in grand railroad station style.  Transportation History of Solano County; changing displays; Museum Store; Memorial Library and Archives.  Most areas ADA accessible.  Parking. Large car house with historic electric-powered rail vehicles; guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:45 pm. Picnic grounds.  Depot Cafe (hot dogs, ice cream, hot and cold beverages and snack items). Restrooms. Ride authentic restored trains. Special Events and Tours. Historic Trains
Train Rides
Transportation History
Yolo Basin Wildlife Area
Vic Fazio Yolo Wildlife Area
I-80 east of Yolo Causeway
Davis area
Yolo County
Yolo Basin Foundation (P.O. Box 943, Davis, CA  95617) and  Department of Fish and Game
(530) 757-2461
www.yolobasin.org
16,000 acres: Coordinates groups interested in Yolo Bypass, facilities environmental education in the Wildlife Area (Discover the Flyway teacher workshops), California Duck Days, newsletter, Wild About Wetlands educational kits, Flyway Nights speaker series. Seasonal limited hunting; wildlife observation trails and car tours. Wildlife Observation
Migratory Waterfowl Bats
Trails
Car Tours
Seasonal Limited Hunting
Keep your eyes open for these PROPOSED Delta sites….
Hog/Spud Island
Deepwater Ship Channel and San Joaquin River, San Joaquin County
California Delta Habitat and Education Foundation 100 acres: Docks, restrooms, Native American village, trails, overnight camping for groups, educational/interpretive center, trips for groups/kids; boat access only
Isleton Brannan-Andrus Historical Society Museum Isleton, CA 95641 Sacramento County Isleton Brannan-Andrus Historical Society
www.isletonhistory.org
Museum in the Bing Kung Tong Building to house historical photos and artifacts.  Items for sale on web site.
Locke Boarding House Visitors Center
Locke, CA 95690Sacramento County
Department of Parks and Recreation, Gold Fields District (916) 988-0205www.locketown.com Mixed uses including a visitor center, interpretive displays, office, research and administrative functions.  Small paved area on levee connected by footbridge of Center.
Yolo Flyway Center
Yolo Bypass
Davis Area
Yolo County
Yolo Basin Foundation (P.O. Box 943, Davis, CA  95617) and  Department of Fish and Game
(530) 757-2461www.yolobasin.org
Displays and information about migratory waterfowl and other Yolo Bypass species, ecosystem restoration projects, wetlands and more in 12,000 sf building.  Trails and demonstration wetlands.  Site is 69 acres.