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. Visitor 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.
Offering a variety of unique California and exhibit-related items, the Museum Store is open Tues.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and closed on Monday. For Museum Store inquiries, please call (916) 653-0650 or email email@example.com.
The California Museum opened on September 9, 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 non-profit, the California Museum — home of the California Hall of Fame — engages, educates and enlightens people about California’s rich history, its diversity and its unique influence on the world of ideas, innovation, art and culture. Through interactive experiences, the Museum inspires visitors to make a 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 future voters, decision makers and leaders of California. Approximately 50,000 students visit the Museum on K-12 field trip tours annually. For details on current programming, visit californiamuseum.org/education.
Exhibits and programs are designed to educate and inspire men, women and children about California’s rich history and its impact on the world.
Long-term, Signature Exhibits:
California Hall of Fame
California Indians: The First People
California’s Remarkable Women
Health Happens Here
Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII
Unity Center at California Museum
2018 Temporary Exhibits:
“Beauty & the Beast: California Wildflowers & Climate Change,” Oct. 31, 2017 – Jan. 21, 2018
“Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown,” Encore Jan. 16 – Mar. 11, 2018
“And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations,” Feb. 6 – May 27, 2018
“Passion & Perseverance: A Year at Encina,” Mar. 1 – June 10, 2018
“The Newest Americans,” April 3 – July 8, 2018
The California Museum is a unique setting for private events including parties, receptions, meetings, weddings and more. For more information, visit californiamuseum.org/rentals.
The California Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is funded through grants; donations from individuals, corporations and foundations; and earned income from admissions, facility rentals and Museum Store sales.
Board of Trustees
Richard S. Costigan III, Chair | Anne-Marie Petrie, Vice Chair | Chris Kahn, Secretary | Mike Cappelluti, Treasurer | Carol Dahmen | Pablo Espinoza | Natasha Fooman | Marlene Garcia | Jami Warner Goldstene | Steve Juarez | Meea Kang | 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 | Tina Thomas | Michael Ueltzen | Helen Yee
Thank you for your interest in covering the California Museum. Complimentary media tours, permission to capture film or photographs onsite and interviews are provided during the Museum’s administrative office hours Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm by advance request only.