The California Museum depends on the generosity of our Museum family and friends to meet the enormous cost of producing exhibits, providing fantastic programming and inspiring the tens of thousands of schoolchildren that visit us each year.
The California Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Income from admissions, store sales and facility rentals account for only a small fraction of our operating costs. Individual and corporate gifts, foundation grants, exhibit sponsorship, charitable giving (such as United Way) and fundraisers must make up for the rest.
As a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization operating in partnership with the State of California, the Museum relies on proceeds from admissions and Museum Store sales as well as support from the community and sponsors to fund its general operations.
Members are the foundation of the Museum’s community of support. Thanks to the generosity of members, the Museum can continue to produce exciting new exhibits and exceptional programming and meet its mission to educate and inspire visitors with California’s history, arts and culture.
Sign up today to become a part of the Museum’s community of support! Three levels are available to choose from starting as low as $46.95 for kids.
The California Museum is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization reliant upon the generosity of the community to provide quality exhibits and programming through donations, memberships and sponsorships.
Gifts of any kind are always appreciated, and donations of any amount can be made securely online via PayPal.com using the button below.
All contributions to the Museum are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.
For more information on giving, please call (916) 653-1771 or submit an email inquiry.
Looking for a rewarding experience combining your love of California history, arts and culture while giving back to the community?
The Museum is seeking volunteers to lead tours as gallery guides for over 125,000 annual visitors offered through our education and family programs! Flexible hours are available, training provided and benefits include free museum memberships, discounts at the Museum Store, invitations to volunteer appreciation events and much more!
The California Museum expresses its deepest gratitude to the following individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations who have generously contributed to the life of the Museum, recognize the importance of California culture and wish to inspire future generations.