AAPI Month Exhibit Tours
May 20 & 27, 2023

exhibit tours

The Museum is thrilled to announce two special AAPI Month tours of our “Gold Mountain” and “Uprooted” exhibits led by expert docents Doreen Wong and Steve Sasaki. Tours are free with the price of admission, will meet in the lobby, and are offered on a first-come first-served basis for up to 20 attendees. 

“Uprooted: An American Story” guided by Steve Sasaki:
Saturday, May 20: 11:00 am

“Gold Mountain: Chinese Californian Stories” guided by Doreen Wong:
Saturday, May 27: 11:00 am


“Black Pioneers” Exhibit Celebration
Saturday, July 15, 2023

Saturday, July 15, 2023 • 10 am – 2 pm

Join us in celebrating our newest exhibit, “Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West.” On view from June 10 – October 1, 2023, “Black Pioneers” is a traveling exhibit of pictorial quilts by the Women of Color Quilters Network and organized by The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art and Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi.

Festivities include:


Fourth Fridays
State Employee Free Admission 12-3 pm

The California Museum invites all current California state employees to visit for free on the fourth Friday of each month from 12-3 pm. Free admission will be provided to the first 100 state employees with a current state employee ID badge who visit the Museum during the 12-3 pm Fourth Friday timeframe. Walk-in only. Offer does not apply to advance ticket purchases.    


Museums for All Low-Income Access

Museums for All at California Museum
$2 admission for EBT cardholders and up to 3 other individuals 


Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is a national access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 850 museums throughout the United States.