Field Trips

Overview

Onsite Field Trip Tours
Available for K-12 class groups of 30 or more with advance reservation

As of March 13, 2020, all onsite group tours are canceled until further notice during our COVID-19 temporary closure. Although reservations for future tour dates may be submitted, we are unable to guarantee future dates for group tours due to restrictions from the California Department of Public Health. 

In lieu of onsite field trips, virtual tours are available for distance learning during the 2020-21 school year. Visit page for details.

The Museum’s education programs and field trip tours offer engaging, interactive learning opportunities for K-12 grade students corresponding with exhibits on the state’s history, arts and culture of diversity for 50,000 participants each year.

Aligned with History-Social Science, Common Core English Language Arts, Civics outcomes and CASEL Core Social-Emotional Learning Competencies, all programming includes lesson plans, activity sheets and free teacher admission, plus reduced student and chaperone admission starting at $3.50 each.

Field trip tours are available for classes of 30 or more Tuesday through Friday by advance reservation. Choose from:

Overview

Standard Field Trip Tour
Available year-round

As of March 13, 2020, all group tours are canceled until further notice during our COVID-19 temporary closure. Although reservations for future tour dates may be submitted, we are unable to guarantee future dates for group tours due to restrictions from the California Department of Public Health. 

In lieu of onsite field trip tours, California’s Journey Virtual Tour is available for distance learning during the 2020-21 school year. Visit tour page for details.

Overview

31st Star Field Trip Tour
Available year-round

As of March 13, 2020, all group tours are canceled until further notice during our COVID-19 temporary closure. Although reservations for future tour dates may be submitted, we are unable to guarantee future dates for group tours due to restrictions from the California Department of Public Health. 

In lieu of onsite field trip tours, California’s Journey Virtual Tour is available for distance learning during the 2020-21 school year. Visit tour page for details.

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

Admission:

Students              

$6.00 each*       

Chaperones

$6.00 each*

Teachers

Free  

Availability:

Tuesday – Friday                   

9:00 am – 3:00 pm                

Monday

By email request only

 

For questions or assistance, contact reservations@californiamuseum.org or (916) 654-1729.

*To receive discounted admission, reservations for a minimum of 30 paid participants are required and must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance. Groups with less than 30 participants subject to $180.00 flat rate. For details, visit Reservation Policies.

Overview

ABCs of Unity Field Trip Tour
Available year-round

As of March 13, 2020, all group tours are canceled until further notice during our COVID-19 temporary closure. Although reservations for future tour dates may be submitted, we are unable to guarantee future dates for group tours due to restrictions from the California Department of Public Health. 

In lieu of onsite field trip tours, California’s Journey Virtual Tour is available for distance learning during the 2020-21 school year. Visit tour page for details.

Overview

California Missions Field Trip Tour
Available year-round

As of March 13, 2020, all group tours are canceled until further notice during our COVID-19 temporary closure. Although reservations for future tour dates may be submitted, we are unable to guarantee future dates for group tours due to restrictions from the California Department of Public Health. 

In lieu of onsite field trip tours, California’s Journey Virtual Tour is available for distance learning during the 2020-21 school year. Visit tour page for details.

Overview

California Trilogy Field Trip Tour
Available year-round

As of March 13, 2020, all group tours are canceled until further notice during our COVID-19 temporary closure. Although reservations for future tour dates may be submitted, we are unable to guarantee future dates for group tours due to restrictions from the California Department of Public Health. 

In lieu of onsite field trip tours, California’s Journey Virtual Tour is available for distance learning during the 2020-21 school year. Visit tour page for details.

The California Trilogy Field Trip Tour offers participants with a uniquely entertaining way to examine the state’s past, present and future in a single outing. With combined admission to the Museum, State Capitol and Esquire IMAX® Theatre, it’s the ultimate California experience.

Includes pre- and post-visit curriculum and completion of an activity sheet on self-guided California Museum and State Capitol tours, followed by “Adventures in Wild California” (2000) IMAX® screening. Aligned with 3rd-5th grade History-Social Science and Common Core ELA.

Admission:

Students                                   

$10.00 each*                                

Adults (1 chaperone per 20 students free)

$12.50 each* 

Teachers

$12.50 each*

Availability: 

Tuesday – Friday year round   

9:00 am -3:00 pm     

Monday

By email request only

 

For questions or assistance, contact reservations@californiamuseum.org or (916) 654-1729.

*To receive discounted admission at all 3 venues, reservations are required for a minimum of 30 paid participants and must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance. Groups with less than 30  paidparticipants subject to a flat rate determined by total of Student, Chaperone and Teacher admission. For details, visit Reservation Policies.

Overview

Time of Remembrance Field Trip Tour
Available February - March annually

Exploring citizenship, constitutionality and redress, the Time of Remembrance Field Trip Tour brings a pivotal chapter of history to life for students through the first-hand accounts of Japanese American docents who experienced life behind barbed wire during WWII.

Includes pre- and post-visit curriculum and 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.” Aligned with 5th, 8th & 11th grade History-Social Science and Common Core ELA.

Admission:

Students

$6.00 each*  

Chaperones

$6.00 each*

Teachers            

Free

February 1 – March 26, 2021²

Monday – Friday               

9:00 am – 3:00 pm      

 

 

 

For questions or assistance, contact reservations@californiamuseum.org or (916) 654-1729.

*To receive discounted admission, reservations are required for a minimum of 30 paid participants and must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance. Groups with fewer than 30 participants subject to $180.00 flat rate. For details, visit Reservation Policies.

²Onsite tours for 2021 are subject to the California Department of Public Health and school district restrictions for indoor museums during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event the Museum is closed or public schools are not permitted to take field trips February 1-March 26, 2021, an online version of the program will be available. Visit our COVID-19 page for details.