The Museum places a special focus on inspiring the young people who will one day become the voters, decision-makers and leaders of California. Interactive, colorful exhibits and multimedia presentations create an environment where sight, sound, and historic treasures lead students to discover California's unique people and places.
The Museum’s exhibits, programs, and Activity sheets are designed
with teachers in mind. Click here to learn how a visit to the
Museum is a fun learning opportunity for your students filled
with experiences that are aligned with State Content Standards.
Student Tours begin with a welcome, orientation, and guided
explanation of our Constitutional Wall public art exhibit by a
Museum Guide. The Guide will then assist the group in completing
their Activity Sheets as they
continue through the Museum on a self-guided tour. Appropriate
for third grade and older.
Each year approximately 50,000 students from throughout the state
experience the diverse people, art, and culture of California at
The California Museum. Through interactive exhibits, educational
programs, and hands-on activities, students walk away from the
Museum inspired by their history.
The California Museum is unlike any other Museum in that it
strives not to just provide information and material, but a
complete visitor experience history comes alive, and speaks to
visitors, young and old, in terms they can understand. It is
through interactive exhibits, insightful educational programs ans
state-of-the-art multimedia presentations that students will
learn of the strength in California’s diverse population and
culture. Students will learn that California’s story is not just
the Gold Rush or California missions. California’s story is about
the struggles and triumphs of immigrants, minorities, laborers,
artists, philanthropists and scientists.
A strong emphasis is placed on innovation, underrepresented
groups of people, and the untold stories of those who changed
this state and nation.
Use this online form to reserve your class fieldtrip today. For
questions or more information, please contact Kelly Bitz,
Education & Programs Manager, at (916) 653-5864 or email