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Activities to Beat Sacramento CA Heat: Pool, Lake, Museums


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Temperatures in Sacramento are warming up to a high of 90 degrees Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Looking for ways to cool off? Here is what is open.

Aquatic activities

Roseville Water Feature

The City of Roseville opens its water play areas May 14 through Memorial Day, May 30, weekends only. Spray courts will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Henry Crabb Park and the Town Square on Vernon Street.

North Natomas Aquatic Complex

The North Natomas Pool Complex, 2601 New Market Dr., is a pool that has already opened for the season.

The newly opened pool complex includes spiral slides, a 50 meter competition pool and a paddling pool. Admission to the park is $5 for children under 17, $7 for adults, and free for children under 2. It is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Natoma Lake

Natoma Lake is a reservoir of Folsom Lake and includes many swimming areas as well as hiking trails, biking trails and boat fishing opportunities. Camping is also available in parts of the lake year-round.

It is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lakeside parking is $10.

Indoor activities and ice cream

Fancy an indoor activity or an ice cream to cool off instead? Here are three places you can visit this weekend:

California State Railroad Museum

1315 10th Street, Sacramento

The California State Railroad Museum, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., hosts educational activities for children, including a junior engineering program and story time.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-17.

Crocker Art Museum

216 West Street, Sacramento

The Crocker Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend for those who want to see and experience the best art collections in the state. Closed on Monday and Tuesday, the museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Admission to the museum is free for members, $15 for adults, and $8 for children ages 6-17. Children under 5 are admitted free. You can check availability and book tickets online.

Gunther’s Ice Cream

2801 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento

The popular and historic Sacramento Ice Cream Parlor is another option for those looking to cool off this weekend with something sweet. The featured flavor of the month is horchata.

The shop is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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