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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Children's Museum of Stockton
Children's Museum of Stockton

402 W Weber Ave
Stockton, CA 95203   Directions

(209) 465-4386

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The Children's Museum of Stockton offers a chance for kids to learn in a truly fun and highly interactive way from the moment they walk through this impressive facility's front door. The museum features a generous number of hands-on, play-based exhibits and attractions that entertain, amuse and educate young visitors about various aspects of science and art while teaching them in great detail about the wonders in the world around them.

Delta College Clever Planetarium and Earth Science Center
Delta College Clever Planetarium and Earth Science Center

5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207   Directions

(209) 954-5110

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While it may be true that you see stars in your lover's eyes, there's nothing quite like seeing the real thing. Gaze heavenward when the two of you visit the Delta College Clever Planetarium and Earth Science Center on a romantic date. This facility has been recently refurbished and now features such attractions as a digital planet and sky simulator as well as state-of-the-art telescopes that give you the chance to see the stars and planets in stunning detail.

Holt-Atherton Special Collections
Holt-Atherton Special Collections

3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211   Directions

(209) 946-2945

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Get a more detailed view of not only the country's history but of California's dramatic past as well when you visit the Holt-Atherton Special Collections. It's almost like connecting the various pieces of the area's past when you view the museum's vintage photographs, artifacts and various exhibits that all tell the story of the American West. Also, don't miss seeing the incredible collection of manuscripts, books and other historical items.

San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum
San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum

11793 N Micke Grove Rd
Lodi, CA 95240   Directions

(209) 331-2055

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The San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum is a fascinating, multidimensional time capsule of the area. Learn about the settlement history, local terrain, homesteads and the role of the Gold Rush in the social and economic development of the region. Additionally, see exhibits on wine making, tractors, gardening and a blacksmith shop as well as a generous selection of antiques and furnishings. Plus, there are various demonstrations of how all of these items were pivotal in the lives of the area’s early inhabitants.

The Haggin Museum
The Haggin Museum

1201 N Pershing Ave
Stockton, CA 95203   Directions

(209) 940-6300

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Sometimes, art is best appreciated by just wandering from one exhibit to another and letting the visual impact of the work take hold of your senses. That is exactly what you can expect at Stockton's Haggin Museum. Featuring a balance between art and historic pieces, the Haggin does an impressive job of spotlighting the work of many notable American and European artists. The venue also encourages individual artistic expression with its many classes and seminars that are designed to deepen every visitor's appreciation and love for art.

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