Tours

Overview

Field Trip & Group Tours
Available by reservation a minimum of 7 days in advance

Discounted admission is provided to groups who book a tour reservation a minimum of 7 days in advance.

Choose from Field Trip Tours for class groups of 30 or more K-12 students, or Group Tours for groups of 10 or more adult, college and youth visitors. 

All tour reservations can be upgraded to include a guided tour led by a Museum docent and boxed lunches from Crisp Catering located on site. 

Overview

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

The California 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.

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Group Tours
Available for non-school groups of 10 or more with advance reservation

Discounted admission is available for non-school groups of 10 or more visitors who book a reservation a minimum of 7 days in advance.

Group Tours can be upgraded to include a guided tour led by a Museum docent-led at time of reservation. In addition, boxed lunches may be ordered directly from Crisp Catering located in the Secretary of State building adjacent to the Museum.

Admission:

Adults (age 18 & up )            

$7.50 each*         

College Students / Seniors 65+ w/ID

$6.00 each (with valid ID)*                    

Youth (age 6-17)

$5.00 each*

Children (age 5 & under)

Free with paid adults

Docent-led tour

$25.00 per group

Available:

Tuesday – Saturday  

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

12:00 pm – 5:00 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 10 paid participants are required and must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance. Groups with less 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.

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Boxed Lunches
Available to order from Crisp Catering

Crisp Catering logoBoxed lunches are available to order from Crisp Catering, conveniently located in the Secretary of State building adjacent to the Museum. 

A range of options are sure to suit the needs of K-12 field trip classes and adult tour groups. For menu options and prices, visit:

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Additional educational programs

In addition to field trip tours, the Museum offers the following specialized programs tailored to fit the needs of scout troops, homeschool students and school groups with limited field trip resources. Choose from:

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Reservation Policies, Terms & Conditions

  • To cancel or revise a reservation, email reservations@californiamuseum.org or call (916) 654-1729 a minimum of 7 days in advance of tour date.
  • Payment in full is due upon arrival and may be made by cash, checks or major credit card only.
  • Sorry, purchase orders (POs) are not accepted as payment. 
  • Cancellations made with less than 7 days’ notice are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours’ notice or no-shows will be invoiced for the full price of the tour.
  • Price adjustments may be made for absent members of your group upon arrival for tours paying with cash or credit card only. No price adjustments given for groups paying by check.
  • Refunds provided for cancellations made with a minimum of 7 days only.
  • No refunds given for pre-cut checks or tours with less than 7 days notice.
  • Chaperones or additional visitors not included on the original group reservation must pay separately upon arrival and are not eligible for discounted admission.
  • Groups arriving more than 30 minutes late forfeit their Gallery Guide or docent.
  • By booking a tour date, you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.