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Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.


Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post visit educational activities, trip organization and student entry.



About the California Museum

The California Museum, located in Sacramento, is a premier cultural institution dedicated to celebrating the rich history, diverse cultures, and significant achievements of the state of California. The museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore California’s heritage through engaging exhibits, interactive displays, and educational programs.

Historical Overview

  • Foundation: Established in 1998, the California Museum was created to promote and preserve the history and culture of California. The museum's mission is to educate the public about the state’s diverse heritage and its impact on the world.

Key Features and Exhibits

  • California Hall of Fame: This exhibit honors Californians who have made significant contributions to the state and the world in various fields, including arts, education, business, labor, science, sports, philanthropy, and public service. Inductees include notable figures such as Cesar Chavez, Amelia Earhart, and Steve Jobs.
  • California Indians: The First People: This exhibit explores the history and culture of California’s Native American tribes. It features artifacts, photographs, and interactive displays that highlight the traditions, resilience, and contributions of California’s first inhabitants.
  • Gold Rush: Learn about the impact of the California Gold Rush on the state’s development and its role in shaping the nation’s history. The exhibit includes artifacts from the era, such as mining equipment, personal items of miners, and historical documents.
  • Women Inspire: Celebrating the achievements and contributions of California women in various fields, this exhibit showcases stories of trailblazing women who have made a difference in science, politics, business, and the arts.
  • Health Happens Here: This interactive exhibit focuses on public health and wellness in California. It addresses topics such as nutrition, exercise, and access to healthcare, encouraging visitors to make healthy lifestyle choices.
  • California’s Remarkable Women: Highlighting the stories of women who have made significant contributions to the state’s history and culture, this exhibit includes biographical information, artifacts, and multimedia presentations.

Interactive Learning

  • Interactive Exhibits: Various interactive exhibits and displays throughout the museum offer hands-on learning opportunities. Visitors can engage with the exhibits through touchscreens, multimedia presentations, and other interactive elements.

Visiting Tips for Families

  • Plan Ahead: Check the California Museum’s website for current exhibits, special events, and educational programs to make the most of your visit.
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking around the museum. The exhibits are spread across multiple galleries, so be prepared for a fair amount of walking.
  • Bring Essentials: Bring water and snacks, especially if you plan to spend several hours exploring the museum. There are areas where you can rest and enjoy a snack.
  • Engage with Staff: Take advantage of the knowledgeable staff and volunteers who can provide insights and answer questions about the exhibits and collections.
  • Participate in Activities: Encourage children to participate in the interactive exhibits and family programs to make learning about California’s history fun and memorable.


By visiting the California Museum, families can immerse themselves in the rich history and diverse cultures of the state, learn about significant achievements and contributions of Californians, and gain a deeper appreciation for the state’s heritage. The museum offers a dynamic and educational environment that inspires a lifelong interest in history and culture.

California Museum

PriceFrom $21.00
  • Please use the information on this page (package type, venue name, price, etc.) to submit an order request with your school. Once your order is approved, your school will forward the request to us. We will then reach out to you with instructions on how to finalize your trip details and access accompanying resources. Once finalized, you will receive your e-tickets and any additional materials directly to your inbox within 1-3 business days. If you don't see our email(s), please check your spam folder prior to contacting us.


    To ensure a smooth process, it is generally recommended to submit your order with your school AT LEAST 10 business days prior to your trip date, unless you are booking a venue that requires more advanced planning. *Please be mindful of your school's processing times and plan accordingly.

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