Trees & Traditions: The Nutcracker
December 1, 2023 from 6:00 - 9:00pm
Join us for an evening filled with delicious hors d'oeuvres, festive drinks, live music, and, of course, holiday trees and traditions. A raffle, silent auction, and live auction will benefit the Community Memorial Museum Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors
The Mouse King's Royal Court
Sugar Plum Fairy Flutter
The Cavalier's Order
Sutter County Museum Speaker Series: Three-Thousand Years of Land and People: An Environmental History of Yuba-Sutter
Thursday November 16th, 6:30-8pm
Doors open at 6:30pm - Talk begins at 7:00pm
Join us for Part I of this special series of lectures to learn about an environmental history of Yuba-Sutter. In this series, local author and historian David Rubiales will discuss the natural landscape as it existed before the arrival of human beings, use of the landscape by Native Americans, changes wrought by early settlers, impacts of the Gold Rush and hydraulic mining, and the introduction of modern agriculture.
Our children's programs are educational in nature, with a lot of fun thrown in! Many feature local presenters, instructional time, and a craft or activity related to the topic. Regular programs include family movie nights, storytimes, and outdoor art and nature activities in the Artisan Community Garden.
Kids' Movie Night
Friday November 10th, Pizza @ 5:30, Movie @ 6:00
We'll be watching Rio.
Join us for pizza and a movie! Bring a blanket, wear your jammies, and get cozy in the Museum. Pre-registration is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so register here to reserve your spot today or call 530.822.7141 for questions!
Event sponsored by the Early Risers Kiwanis Club- Yuba City and Sutter County Children & Families Commission
Swan Festival: Kid’s Zone
Friday November 10th through Sunday the 12th
The Sutter County Museum will be serving as the Kid's Zone for California Swan Festival in November! Visit their website for a full list of family-friendly activities that will be hosted at the Museum and around Yuba-Sutter! Pick up free nature scavenger hunts and educational bird activities at the Museum’s front desk on Saturday & Sunday from 12-4pm.
Activities at the Museum:
- November 10th from 5:30-7:30pm: Kids’ Movie Night: Rio. Register here to reserve your spot!
- November 11th from 12-2pm: Bird Exploration
- November 12th from 12-2pm: Birds in the Artisan Community Garden
Activities are sponsored by Sutter County Children & Families Commission.
Children's Christmas Party
Sunday December 10th, 12-2 pm
Join us at this annual celebration for free art activities, storytime, snacks, a visit with Santa, and more!
The Sutter County Museum provides several opportunities for free educational visits and presentations! We offer field trips tailored to your grade level(s), tours for community groups and adult organizations, and offsite presentations. All educational programs are provided free of charge and include a trained and experienced educator to lead your visit or presentation.
Please complete the Educational Program Request Form (below) to schedule your group visit. You are welcome to call the Museum at 530.822.7141 if you have questions about educational programs or need additional information before completing the Educational Program Request Form.
School Field Trips
If you are a teacher and would like to bring your class to the Museum, please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance. We may not be able to accommodate requests made on shorter notice, and space can fill up quickly!
Trained Museum educators can tailor tours to your students' grade level(s) and focus on topics that meet state educational standards. These include local history, Native Californians (Nisenan), agriculture, John Sutter, the Gold Rush, and Yuba-Sutter's multicultural communities. Please note any special requests on the Educational Program Request Form.
School tours are available Tuesdays-Thursdays between 9am-1pm from March-May & September-November. A maximum of 2 classes per day is recommended for the best educational experience at the Sutter County Museum.
Group Tours (non-school groups)
Our experienced educators can provide free 30-minute to 1-hour guided tours of the Museum. Tours can be tailored to fit your group's interests. Please fill out the Educational Program Request Form and note any special requests or focus that you would like for your group tour.
Museum staff members are available for offsite presentations. Many requestors are community groups and service clubs. Presentations can be tailored to fit your group's interests, and there is no charge for this service. Please complete the Educational Program Request Form at least one month in advance of the proposed event date.