Standard field trip tours begin with a welcome orientation and a guided overview of the Constitutional Wall led by a Museum docent. Groups then explore the Museum on a self-guided tour and are assisted with completing activity sheets by gallery guides stationed throughout each floor of the Museum. A minimum of 90 minutes is suggested to complete a standard field trip tour.
Aligning with standards on history for 4th grade, the 31st Star specialized learning program includes a docent-led Museum tour of the “31st Star” exhibit followed by a multimedia presentation outlining California’s road to statehood, beginning with the Spanish discovery of California and continuing through the Bear Flag Revolt and the state’s admittance to the union as the thirty-first star.
In partnership with Esquire IMAX Theatre and the State Capitol
Museum, the California Trilogy Tour provides a unique look at
California, bringing the state’s history, arts and culture alive
and leading students to discover California’s unique past,
present and future.
The 3 hour program includes a 1 hour self-guided tour at the
Museum, along with a screening of “Wild California” at Esquire
IMAX® Theatre and a self-guided tour of the State Capitol.
Experience life in a WWII internment camp with the Museum’s in-depth learning program, “Time of Remembrance.”
Students explore citizenship, constitutionality and the concept of redress as they are led through a tour of the Museum’s “Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII” exhibit by a formerly-interned Museum docent. Following the tour, students are assisted with completing the Time of Remembrance Activity Sheet by the Museum’s first floor gallery guides.
To prepare students for this thought-provoking, powerful program, teachers are provided with a free resource packet.