Adults: $9.00; College Students & Seniors w/ID: $7.50; Youth 6-13: $6.50; Kids 5 & under: free. Discounts are provided for groups of 10 or more who book 7 days or more in advance. For more information, please visit CaliforniaMuseum.org/tours.
The Museum is located at the Archives Plaza Light Rail stop. Free weekend parking is available in a surface lot directly across the street from the Museum. On weekdays, parking is available in metered spaces and in paid garages at: 10th Street between P and O Streets, 14th and P Streets, 10th Street between L and K Streets.
The Museum Store is accessible from the lobby and is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and closed on Monday. For Museum Store inquiries, please call (916) 653-0650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum opened in 1998 to showcase the materials of the California State Archives. Over the years, the vision and mission have grown to make the Museum a premier cultural destination with a goal of educating and inspiring visitors with the richness and diversity of California history, arts and culture.
A self-supporting 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Museum engages, educates and enlightens people about California’s rich history and unique contributions to the world through ideas, innovation, the arts and culture. Through engaging, interactive exhibits and events, the Museum inspires visitors to make their own mark on history.
A core program of the Museum is civic education, and a special focus is placed on serving the young people who will become the voters, decision makers and leaders of California in the new millennium. Approximately 50,000 students from all over the state visit the Museum annually for an engaging educational experience.
Exhibits & Programs
Exhibits and programs are designed to educate and inspire men, women and children about California’s rich history and its impact on the world.
California Hall of Fame Artifact Exhibit
California Indians: Making a Difference
California’s Remarkable Women
Constitution Wall – Sacramento’s largest public art piece
Health Happens Here
Uprooted! Japanese Americans during WWII
We Are All Californians: Stories of Modern Immigration
2016-17 Temporary Exhibits:
California Chrome: A Race for the Dream – Through September 25, 2016
Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly – February 16, 2016 – June 19, 2016
Power of the People: Voting in California, 1850-2016 – May 17 – November 13, 2016
Primo Angeli: Evolution of a Legendary Designer – July 12, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Day of the Dead: Art of Día de Los Muertos 2016 – October 14 – December 31, 2016
Light & Noir: Exiles & Émigrés in Hollywood, 1939-1950 – February 14 – July 2, 2017
The Museum is a unique setting for parties, receptions, meetings, weddings and more. For more information, please visit the Museum’s web site at CaliforniaMuseum.org/Rentals.
The California Museum is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization funded by a variety of giving opportunities for individuals, corporations and foundations; and through earned income from admissions, facility rentals and Museum Store sales.
Board of Trustees
Richard S. Costigan III, Chair | Anne-Marie Petrie, Vice Chair | Tina Thomas, Secretary | Mike Cappelluti, Treasurer | Hilary Armstrong | Carol Dahmen | Pablo Espinoza | Natasha Fooman | Marlene Garcia | Jami Warner Goldstene | Steve Juarez | Chris Kahn | Meea Kang | Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez | Drisha Leggitt | Nancy Lenoil (Ex-Officio) | Andrea Lepore | Lisa Mangat (Ex-Officio) | Kitty O’Neal | Brad Pacheco | Alex Padilla, Secretary of State (Ex-Officio) | Bonnie Reiss | Kristen Soares | Traci Stevens | Michael Ueltzen | Helen Yee