Enjoy free & reduced-cost admission to virtual programs this spring
The California Museum remains temporarily closed, although museums are cleared to reopen.

The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers remain our top priority, and we are committed to providing the safest onsite experience possible. We look forward to reopening as soon as infection rates remain consistently low and to offering more onsite programs when vaccines are more widely available this summer.

In the meantime, enjoy FREE and reduced-cost admission to our virtual programs detailed in this month's e-news. For updates on operations during COVID-19, visit the link below.
California Museum Live: Uprooted
Saturday, April 24, 2021 • 11 am - 12 pm
Experience live behind barbed wire in wartime California on a live virtual tour of "Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII" led by a Japanese American docent from our "Time of Remembrance" education programs.

FREE with advance registration for up to 100 participants.
Big Day of Giving at the California Museum
Thursday, May 6, 2021 • 12 am - 11:59 pm
Make a donation to the California Museum during the Big Day of Giving, and it will be boosted by the Sacramento Regional Foundation’s pool of matching funds.

Donations starting at $15 are tax-deductible, payable by major debit or credit card and can be scheduled starting April 22, 2021.
California Conversations: Sacramento's Japantown
Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Revisit the stories of Sacramento's lost Japantown with historians Kevin Wildie and William Burg plus former resident Gloria Imagire in this virtual panel discussion presented for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

FREE with advance registration for up to 100 participants.

Vice President Kamala Harris: First, But Not Last


Tour highlights the rise of the United States' first woman, first African American and first Indian American Vice President.

Día de Los Muertos 2020


Take a journey through life, love and death in this online exhibit exploring the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring loved ones lost through original works by 5 California artists.

Fight for the Right: 100 Years of Women Voting


Celebrating the 19th Amendment's centennial in 2020, this online presentation chronicles the fight for the women's vote over multiple decades and generations of activists.

Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento's Lost Japantown


Revisit Sacramento's Japantown, devastated by incarceration during WWII and 1960s redevelopment, in the online version of this 2017 exhibit.

Indomitable: The Story of Tommy Kono

Launching May 1, 2021

Explore the life and legacy of legendary weightlifter Tommy Kono (1930-2016) in this all-new online exhibit presented for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Women Inspire: California Women Changing Our World


View selections from our signature exhibit highlighting California women who inspire change and reflection on the ongoing struggle for equality.
California's Journey Virtual Tour
Now Booking

Ideal for 3rd-9th grade students, this virtual program features a video tour and digital artifact kit, followed by a Zoom-based presentation on a variety of Gold Rush stories and a post-tour oral history project.

Free for California Title 1 schools or $75 for up to 100 participants.
Unity Center Virtual Tour
Now Booking

Designed to increase engagement in democracy, this tour for 3rd-12th grade students features an overview of activism in California through a video tour, Zoom presentation and post-tour project.

Free for California Title 1 schools or $75 for up to 100 participants.
FREE Transcontinental Railroad Activity
New activity for 4th-8th grade students exploring stories of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Chinese workers available starting Mon., April 5.