Hours, Admission & Tickets


Hours & Admission

The Museum is temporarily closed and will reopen to the public with new protocols for hours and admission as detailed below on November 5, 2020.

New Policies effective November 5, 2020:

In keeping with California Department of Public Health guidance for indoor museums, admission is limited to a maximum capacity of 10 visitors per half hour, and no group tours or groups of visitors are permitted at this time.

Visitors are encouraged to purchase an advance ticket for a specific time slot to guarantee entry. Advance tickets are available in half-hour increments and may be exchanged for a different day or time slot up to one (1) hour in advance of ticket time. Visitors who arrive later than 20 minutes after their timed ticket will forfeit entry. Sorry, no refunds provided for advance tickets. All visitors, including those qualifying for free admission, must have their own advance ticket or pay walk-up admission at time of arrival.

Walk-up admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to a maximum capacity of 10 visitors per half hour. Last admission is one hour before closing.

For questions or assistance with admission, 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:

Advance Ages 6 & up

$7.00 + fee

Advance Children (5 & under)


Walk-up Adults (18+)


Walk-up Students & Seniors (65+) w/ID


Walk-up Youth (6-17)


Walk-up Children (5 & under)


Museum, NARM & Time Traveler member




10 am-3 pm

Saturday & Sunday     

12-5 pm  



2020-21 Holiday Schedule:

New Year’s Day

January 1, 2020      


Independence Day

July 4, 2020


Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2020


Christmas Day

December 25, 2020


New Year’s Day

January 1, 2021


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

¹Children 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. 

⁴Museum and reciprocal members must register for an advance ticket and show current membership card at time of admission.