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 & middle 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 your experiments conducted in support of your hypotheses in the “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil Science Fair Project Contest.”
To enter, develop an original hypothesis on a topic related to soil erosion, conduct a controlled experiment to test your hypothesis and document your findings in a written report. For example, you might investigate how one of these factors affects soil erosion:
Types of erosion on various soils
Tilling & farming practices
From the entries submitted, twenty (20) finalists will be selected and invited to present their project for final judging on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at The California Museum, where judges will award two (2) grand prize winners with a $1,000 scholarship each provided by Soil Science Society of America.
Inspired by the national traveling exhibit, “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil” now open at the Museum 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.
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.