Student tours begin with a welcome, orientation, and introduction
to the Constitution Wall public art exhibit. A Museum docent will
then assist the group in completing their activity sheets as they
continue through the Museum on a self-guided tour. Appropriate
for third grade and older.
To complement tours of the Museum, we offer special educational
programs that explore California’s entry into the United States
and a program featuring Japanese American volunteers discussing
their internment experience during World War II.
Learn about our 31st Star and Time of Remembrance programs.
Bring your youth group to The California Museum for a fun and
informational self-guided tour or schedule an interactive program
lead by a Museum Guide.
Poppies, Butterflies and Bears! Oh My!
This is an engaging and interactive program to guide kids through
the Museum as they “hunt” for poppies, butterflies, and bears –
California’s state symbols. Through craft projects and hands-on
activities kids will discover how symbols are used in everyday
life as well as be able to identify the Golden State’s symbols.
Please allow 2 hours.
Learn the meaning of symbols by a Museum guide
Scavenger hunt through the Museum
Hands-on art activity
The California Museum Girl Scout Badge Programs
The California Museum offers Girl Scout badge programs for troop
members of all ages to complete. They are an interesting
and engaging way to learn and have fun! Currently we have three
badge programs – Folk Arts, My Heritage and Back to the Past –
that meet Girl Scout badge requirements. We provide all of
the materials – activity books and crafts supplies – except the
badge, which you will need to purchase on your own from Girl
Scouts. The cost is $7/girl and $5/adult and includes
Museum admission. We require a minimum of 30 girls for each
program and they can be scheduled whenever is convenient for
you. Please allow three hours to complete the
program. Free weekend parking is available.
History has a way of repeating itself, but not at The California
Museum. We have created engaging, timely and insightful exhibits
found nowhere else. Guests will gain a new appreciation for the
Golden State’s many cultural, technological and social
contributions through multi-media presentations, hands-on exhibit
pieces and contemporary historical analyses.
Groups of 10 or more receive a discounted rate of $6.00 per
person. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4:45pm
Allow approximately 1½ to 2 hours to tour the Museum.
To schedule a tour:
Contact us for more information, or to register for a Museum
Payment is due on the day of your visit. The Museum accepts cash,
checks and Visa, Mastercard and American Express. For further
information, please call (916) 654-1729.
Please cancel at least 7 days in advance. Call (916) 654-1729.