COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
Temporarily closed until further notice

The California Museum will temporarily close to the public effective Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, due to Sacramento County’s move back to purple tier status by the California Department of Public Health.

The Museum will remain closed until further notice and continue to offer online exhibits, online events and tours, as well as free resources for K-12 students learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights include:

  • Online exhibits including “Día de los Muertos 2020,” “Fight for the Right: 100 Years of Women Voting” and “Women Inspire: California Women Changing Our World” available on the Museum’s website and on the Google Arts & Culture platform.
  • Virtual field trip tours aligned with California 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 monthly program featuring a live, interactive docent-led exhibit tour launching Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021.
  • 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:
  • 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!