Field Trips

Overview

Onsite Field Trips

Inspire your students on a field trip to the California Museum, now booking for the 2021-22 school year!

Ideal for 2nd-12th grade classes, all programs explore the state’s history, arts and culture from diverse perspectives, increasing empathy, tolerance and critical thinking skills for students.

Choose from 7 unique learning experiences aligned with History-Social Science, Common Core ELA, Civics outcomes and Ethnic Studies highlighting a range of California topics.

To provide a safe and comfortable visit for school groups, onsite field trips are scheduled Monday through Wednesday from 9 am to 3 pm while galleries are closed to the public and limited to one class of up to 40 participants at a time. 

Overview

Standard Field Trip
Available starting Sept. 7, 2021

Offering the best value on discounted student and chaperone admission, the Standard Field Trip features the opportunity to explore the Museum at the class’s leisure.

Includes a 10-minute docent-led introduction on Constitution Wall followed by completion of an activity sheet on a self-guided tour of current exhibits, plus pre- and post-visit activities. Aligned with History-Social Science, Common Core ELA, Civics outcomes and Ethnic Studies.

Overview

31st Star Field Trip
Available starting Sept. 7, 2021

Ideal for 4th-grade classes learning the history of their home state, the 31st Star Field Trip 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 a 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 Museum tour, a Bear Flag Kit for each student to assemble back in the classroom and pre- and post-visit activitis. Aligned with 3rd-5th grade History-Social Science and Common Core ELA.

Admission:

Students              

$6 each*       

Chaperones

$6 each*

Teachers

Free  

Availability:

Monday – Wednesday                   

9:00 am – 3:00 pm                

Thursday & Friday

By email request only

 

Please plan your visit in advance and review current visitor protocols during COVID-19. For questions or assistance, contact reservations@californiamuseum.org 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.

Overview

Activism & Democracy Field Trip
Available starting Sept. 7, 2021

Designed to increase student civic engagement, this onsite field trip program explores California’s history of activism and legacy in leading social movements that shape democracy.

Includes a 25-minute interactive classroom program followed by completion of an activity sheet and self-guided tour of the Unity Center and current exhibits, plus pre- and post-visit activities. Aligned with 3rd-12th grade History-Social Science, Common Core ELA, Civics outcomes and Ethnic Studies.

Overview

California Missions Field Trip
Available starting Sept. 7, 2021

The California Missions Field Trip chronicles the history of the 21 outposts founded by missionaries along the El Camino Real, providing students with a comprehensive overview of the state’s transformation from a Spanish outpost to a thriving frontier on the verge of U.S. statehood.

Overview

California Trilogy Field Trip
Available starting Sept. 7, 2021

The California Trilogy Field Trip offers students a unique and entertaining way to examine the state’s past, present and future on a single outing to three locations. 

Includes a 10-minute docent-led introduction and the completion of an activity sheet on a self-guided tour of the California Museum, followed by a self-guided tour of the State Capitol grounds and a screening of “Adventures in Wild California” (2000) at Esquire IMAX®. Aligned with 3rd-5th grade History-Social Science and Common Core ELA.

Admission:

Students                         

$10 each*                                    

Adults (1 chaperone per 20 students free)

$12.50 each* 

Teachers

$12.50 each*

Availability: 

Monday – Wednesday

9:00 am -3:00 pm     

Thursday & Friday

By email request only

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

*To receive discounted admission at all venues, reservations are required for a minimum of 20 paid participants and must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance. Groups with fewer than 20 paid participants subject to a flat rate determined by the total of Student, Chaperone and Teacher admission. For details, visit Reservation Policies.

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Time of Remembrance Field Trip
Available January 31 - March 25, 2022

Exploring citizenship, constitutionality and redress, the Time of Remembrance Field Trip brings a pivotal chapter of history to life for students through the first-hand accounts of Japanese American survivors who endured life behind barbed wire during World War II.

Includes a 30-minute docent-led interactive program on Japanese American incarceration followed by completion of an activity sheet on a guided tour of Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII,” plus pre- and post-visit activities. Aligned with 5th, 8th & 11th grade History-Social Science and Common Core ELA.

Admission:

Students

$6 each*  

Chaperones

$6 each*

Teachers            

Free

Available January 31 – March 25, 2022

Monday – Friday               

9:30 am or 11:30 am      

 

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

*To receive discounted admission, reservations are required for a minimum of 20 paid participants 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.

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Women Inspire Field Trip
Available starting Sept. 7, 2021

New for the 2021-22 school year, the “Women Inspire” Field Trip offers students the opportunity to explore women who broke barriers in California history and to discover who inspires them.

Includes a 20-minute interactive classroom program followed by completion of an activity sheet on a self-guided tour of  “Women Inspire: California Women Changing Our World,” plus pre- and post-visit activities. Aligned with 2nd-5th grade History-Social Science and Common Core ELA.