Group Tours


School Tours


$3.00 students
$3.00 chaperones (the Museum requires 1 adult for every 10 students)
Teachers are always free!

Contact us for more information, or to register for a Museum Tour.

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.

Allow 1½ – 2 hours to complete the Museum tour.


Youth Groups

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. 


Adult Group

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.

Group Admission:

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 Tour.


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.