COVID-19 Information
Temporarily closed until further notice

The California Museum remains temporarily closed as of March 17, 2021, although indoor museums in Sacramento County are cleared to reopen.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees and volunteers remain our top priority, and we are committed to providing the safest onsite experience possible. We look forward to reopening with limited general admission capacity as soon as infection rates remain consistently below 7 new daily cases per 100,000 in Sacramento County and to offering more onsite programs when vaccines are more widely available this summer.

In the meantime, our work to educate and inspire our constituents continues through virtual exhibits, events and learning programs offered for free or at reduced costs this spring. Highlights include:

  • Online exhibits published on our website and on the Google Arts & Culture platform.
  • Virtual field trip tours aligned with State Content and Common Core standards on a variety of historical and civics-based topics for K-12 distance learning students.
  • Online events including California Museum Live!, a new program including a virtual docent-led tour and docent Q&A held the last Saturday of each month.
  • Distance learning activities on a variety of California history, arts and culture topics available for free as printable PDFs and paperless Google Classroom assignments.
Changes to Other Operations:
  • Short-term exhibits are on hold during our temporary closure. Sign up for our email list to receive updates on reopening and upcoming exhibits.
  • Museum Store is temporarily closed. For questions or assistance, contact
  • Facility rentals are not permitted currently but can be tentatively scheduled for future dates, subject to cancellation based on the public health guidelines in place at that time. For assistance, contact
  • Memberships welcome, and current members will receive an extension on their membership expiration date for one year. For questions or assistance, email

For questions on operations not listed above, contact us at Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!