New protocols ready when Sacramento County indoor museums are cleared to reopen
Although the California Museum remains closed in keeping with restrictions on Sacramento County institutions, new protocols are now in place to reopen when clearance is given.We look forward to welcoming visitors back with new policies and procedures including:
Interim general admissionhours Saturday & Sunday 1 to 5 pm & Monday-Wednesday 10 am to 3 pm (closed Thursday & Friday).
Members-only gallery hours Saturday & Sunday 12 to 1 pm.
Advance ticketing with discounted admission of $5 per person plus processing fee to encourage contactless entry.
Face masks covering nose & mouth for all visitors over the age of 2, required by the California Department of Public Health.
Occupancy limited to 25% of capacity or 60 visitors maximum.
Designated routes marked by signage & floor graphics to maintain social distancing.
Complimentary hand sanitizer at stations located throughout the facility for use upon entering, exiting & contact with interactives.
Downloadable visitor guide with maps & answers to frequently asked questions for self-guided tours.
The following restrictions mandated by Phase 3 will also be in place:
Groups of 2 or more must live in the same household.
No field trip or group tours consisting of visitors from different households.
Closure of water fountains, some interactive displays & small enclosed spaces.
We will continue to follow recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and the Sacramento County Department of Public Health as the situation develops and announce our reopening date as soon as indoor museums are cleared to reopen. For details on the impact of COVID-19 and updates, visit our
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