Adults: $9.00; College Students & Seniors w/ID: $7.50; Youth
6-17: $6.50; Kids 5 & under: free. Discounts are provided for
groups of 10 or more who book 7 days or more in advance. For more
information, please visit californiamuseum.org/tours.
The Museum is located at the Archives Plaza Light Rail stop.
Visitor parking is available in metered spaces and in paid
garages at: 10th Street between P and O Streets, 14th and P
Streets, 10th Street between L and K Streets.
Offering a variety of unique California and exhibit-related
items, the Museum Store is open Tues.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.,
Sun. 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and closed on Monday. For Museum
Store inquiries, please call (916) 653-0650 or email
The California Museum opened on September 9, 1998 to showcase the
materials of the California State Archives. Over the years, the
vision and mission have grown to make the Museum a premier
cultural destination with a goal of educating and inspiring
visitors with the richness and diversity of California history,
arts and culture.
A self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit, the California Museum —
home of the California Hall of Fame — engages, educates and
enlightens people about California’s rich history, its diversity
and its unique influence on the world of ideas, innovation, art
and culture. Through interactive experiences, the Museum inspires
visitors to make a mark on history.
A core program of the Museum is civic education, and a special
focus is placed on serving young people who will become the
future voters, decision makers and leaders of California.
Approximately 50,000 students visit the Museum on K-12 field trip
tours annually. For details on current programming, visit
Exhibits and programs are designed to educate and inspire
approximately 165,000 annual visitors highlighting California’s
rich history and its impact on the world.
California Hall of Fame
“California Indians: The First
“California’s Remarkable Women”
“Health Happens Here”
“Uprooted! Japanese Americans
Unity Center at California Museum
2018-19 Temporary Exhibits:
“The Sikh Project,” Oct. 27, 2018
– Jan. 27, 2019
“Before They Were Heroes: Sus
Ito’s WWII Images,” Jan. 22 – Mar. 17, 2019
“Dolores Huerta: Revolution in
the Fields / Revolución en los Campos,” Mar. 9 – July 7, 2019
“Making the Grade: California and
the Transcontinental Railroad,” May 10 – Sept. 22, 2019
“¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A.
Chicana/o Murals under Siege,” July 25 – Dec. 29, 2019
The California Museum is a unique setting for private events
including parties, receptions, meetings, weddings and more. For
more information, visit californiamuseum.org/rentals.
The California Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that
is funded through grants; donations from individuals,
corporations and foundations; and earned income from admissions,
facility rentals and Museum Store sales.
Board of Trustees
Richard S. Costigan III, Chair | Anne-Marie Petrie, Vice Chair |
Chris Kahn, Secretary | Mike Cappelluti, Treasurer | Carol Dahmen
| Pablo Espinoza | Natasha Fooman | Marlene Garcia | Jami Warner
Goldstene | Steve Juarez | Meea Kang | Jackie Kinney | Drisha
Leggitt | Nancy Lenoil (Ex-Officio) | Andrea Lepore | Lisa Mangat
(Ex-Officio) | Kitty O’Neal | Brad Pacheco | Alex Padilla,
Secretary of State (Ex-Officio) | Kristen Soares | Traci Stevens
| Tina Thomas | Michael Ueltzen | Helen Yee
Thank you for your interest in covering the California
Museum. Complimentary media tours, permission to capture
film or photographs onsite and interviews are provided
during the Museum’s administrative office hours Monday through
Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm by advance request only.