The Museum’s engaging exhibits and programs are a
family-friendly learning experience that bring history, arts and
culture alive for every member of your household.
Resources are available for parents to enrich your family’s
experience, including activity guides for on site visits,
information on the Museum’s monthly free learning workshops
aligned with State educational standards, crafts for continued
learning at home and more.
Dig into the secrets of soil erosion & enter to win a $1,000 scholarship!
Attention elementary and junior high school students! The California Museum invites you to enter to win a $1,000 scholarship by creating an original hypothesis on soil erosion and submitting a written report outlining the results of their experiments conducted in support of their hypotheses.
Students are encouraged to develop an original hypothesis and to focus projects on a subtopic of soil erosion. For example, projects may investigate erosion resulting from the relationship between soils and factor such as:
Types of erosion on various soils
Tilling & farming practices
From the entries submitted, twenty (20) finalists will be invited to display and present their projects for final judging on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Museum, where judges will select two (2) grand prize winners who will each receive a $1,000 scholarship provided by Soil Science Society of America!
Inspired by the national traveling exhibit “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil” open through March 29, 2015, the contest is open to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th grade students enrolled in a California public, private or home school during the 2014-15 school year.
Download the contest’s official rules, guidelines, entry forms and a sample project beginning September 15, 2014 on this web page. Deadline to enter is 5:00 pm on World Soil Day 2014 (Friday, December 5, 2014).
Fourth Saturday of the month
FREE with paid admission
FREE weekend parking
Ages 3 & up
Created to further the Museum’s mission to educate, enlighten and
inspire visitors, free hands-on California learning workshops are
offered on the fourth Saturday of each month.
The series provides engaging and entertaining experiences for
kids ages 3 and up through a variety of California-themed crafts,
activities and games aligning with State content standards on
history, social sciences and the humanities.