California's Journey


California’s Journey
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In this interactive, docent-led program, students will explore the impact of immigration on early California. Utilizing our dynamic exhibits, including “California Indians: The First People,” “California Missions,” and “Gold Mountain: Chinese Californian Stories,” students will use artifacts and primary sources to reflect on what pushed early Californians to leave their homes, and what pulled them to the Golden State.

The field trip includes classroom resources to use before and after your trip, as well as structured Museum exploration. Resources are aligned with 4th grade History-Social Studies and Common Core Standards, and can be adapted for grades 3-8.



$6 each*


$6 each*




Tuesday – Friday    

9:00 am – 3:00 pm      

Monday By email request only

Please plan your visit in advance and review current visitor protocols during COVID-19For questions or assistance, contact or (916) 654-1729.

*To receive discounted admission, reservations for a minimum of 20 paid participants are required and must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance. Groups with fewer than 20 participants subject to $120 flat rate. For details, visit Reservation Policies.