31st Star


31st Star Field Trip Tour
Available year-round

As of March 13, 2020, all group tours are canceled until further notice during our COVID-19 temporary closure. Although reservations for future tour dates may be submitted, we are unable to guarantee future dates for group tours due to restrictions from the California Department of Public Health. 

In lieu of onsite field trip tours, California’s Journey Virtual Tour is available for distance learning during the 2020-21 school year. Visit tour page for details.

Ideal for 4th grade classes learning the history of their home state, the 31st Star Field Trip Tour highlights the major events in California’s transition from a Mexican territory to becoming the thirty-first star on the U.S. flag, including the Bear Flag Revolt and California Republic.

Includes pre- and post-visit curriculum and 25-minute docent-led classroom program on California’s journey to U.S. statehood, followed by completion of an activity sheet on a self-guided tour of current exhibits, plus a Bear Flag Kit for each student to assemble back in the classroom. Aligned with 3rd-5th grade History-Social Science and Common Core ELA.



$6.00 each*       


$6.00 each*




Tuesday – Friday                   

9:00 am – 3:00 pm                


By email request only


For questions or assistance, contact reservations@californiamuseum.org or (916) 654-1729.

*To receive discounted admission, reservations for a minimum of 30 paid participants are required and must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance. Groups with less than 30 participants subject to $180.00 flat rate. For details, visit Reservation Policies.