Hours, Admission & Tickets


Hours, Admission & Tickets

The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. 

Masks are no longer required but are highly recommended. Please see our Covid-19 policies page to learn more about what to expect during your visit.

Advance tickets¹ are recommended. Tickets may be exchanged for a different day or time slot up to one (1) hour in advance of ticket time. Please arrive no later than 20 minutes after your scheduled entry time. Sorry, no refunds provided for advance tickets. All visitors, including those qualifying for free admission, must have their own ticket.

Last admission is 4 pm.

For questions or assistance with admission or ticket exchanges, please call (916) 653-0650 during Museum hours listed below or email reservations@californiamuseum.org during administrative hours Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Admission & Tickets:¹

Adults (18+)


Students & Seniors (65+) w/ID


Youth (6-17)


Children (5 & under)


Museum, NARM⁴ & Time Travelers member


Free or reduced admission programs

price varies

Museum Hours:




10 am – 5 pm

12 pm – 5 pm


2023 Holiday Schedule:

New Year’s Day

January 1, 2023


Building Maintenance

February 18 & 19, 2023


Independence Day

July 4, 2023


Thanksgiving Eve

November 22, 2023

10 am – 3 pm


November 23, 2023


Christmas Eve

December 24, 2023

10 am – 3 pm

Christmas Day

December 25, 2023


New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2023

10 am – 3 pm

¹By submitting an online reservation, you agree to receive our emails. For details or to opt-out, see our Privacy page.

²Students & Seniors 65+ must show valid ID at time of admission. 

³Children 5 & under free with paid adult admission. 

NARM reciprocal admission not extended to members of institutions that restrict California Museum members or on fundraising and ticketed events. 

Museum and reciprocal members show current membership card at time of admission.