Onsite Tours


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.


Group Visits
Available starting September 7, 2021

Discounted admission is available to adult and youth groups of 10 or more visitors who book a reservation a minimum of 7 days in advance.

Group visits can be upgraded to a guided tour led by a Museum docent-led for an additional $25 fee. Guided tours must be booked a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance. Please note docents are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Private Group Visits when the Museum is closed to the public are available to groups of 30 or more on a limited basis by request to reservations@californiamuseum.org or (916) 654-1729.  In addition, boxed lunches may be ordered directly from Crisp Catering located in the Secretary of State building adjacent to the Museum.


Adults (age 18 & up )            

$7.50 each*         

College Students / Seniors 65+ w/ID

$6 each (with valid ID)*                    

Youth (age 6-17)

$5 each*

Children (age 5 & under)

Free with paid adults

Docent-led tour

$25 flat fee


Thursday – Sunday

10 am – 5 pm

Monday – Wednesday

By email request only 


Please plan your visit in advance and review current 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 10 paid participants are required and must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance. Groups with fewer than 10 participants subject to flat rate based on total of Adult, College Student/Senior and Children paid visitor admission. For details, visit Reservation Policies.


Onsite Tour Protocols
Effective April 12, 2022

To promote a safe environment for all, we ask all Field Trips and Group Visits to adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Please do not visit if you aren’t feeling well, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who is ill.