Smithsonian exhibition exploring travel for African Americans during segregation opens Dec. 4, exclusively in Northern California at the California Museum!
On view Dec. 4, 2021 through Feb. 27, 2022
Created by the Smithsonian and author Candacy Taylor, this traveling exhibition offers visitors an immersive look at travel for African Americans under segregation in mid-century America, exploring how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. Sponsored by Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Sat., Jan. 22 • 10 am - 4 pm

Join us on Sat., Jan. 22 for screenings of the 2019 film “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom,” plus related crafts and story time activities for kids, music, poetry and more from 10 am to 4 pm.

Sat., Feb. 26 • 2 - 4 pm

Meet Candacy Taylor, author of “Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America” and curator of "The Negro Motorist Green Book," on Sat., Feb. 26, 2022, from 2 to 4 pm.
Last chance - ends Nov. 7, 2021
This traveling photography exhibition features contemporary images taken by photojournalist Paul Kitagaki, Jr. echoing historic images by U.S. War Relocation Authority (WRA) photographers who documented the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.
Celebrating the state’s spirit of creativity, Día de Los Muertos 2021: Espíritus Creativos de California (Day of the Dead 2021: Creative Spirits of California) honors innovative Californians Eazy-E, Carrie Fisher, Ishi, Charles M. Schulz and John Steinbeck through original works by California artists Roberta Alvarado, Francisco Franco, John Hancock and Juan Ramos of John Juan Art, John S. Huerta and Rob-O of I Love Sugar Skulls.
The Museum is currently open to visitors Thursday-Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and closed Monday-Wednesday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Visitor protocols during COVID-19 currently include masks for all visitors over the age of 2, volunteers and staff, plus reduced hourly capacity and more.
Read our mask extension statement or view our interim visitor policies page for details when planning a visit.

In case you missed the California Hall of Fame Virtual Induction on Tues., Oct. 12, watch a replay of the webcast hosted by Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom at the link below.

Explore the inspirational lives and legacies of the latest honorees in this all-new website featuring virtual exhibitions on 14th class inductees Ruth Asawa, Jerry Garcia, Larry Itliong, Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and Ritchie Valens.
Available Mon.-Wed.

Choose from 7 onsite field trip programs exploring the state's history, arts and culture from diverse perspectives, increasing empathy, tolerance and critical thinking skills for 2nd-12th grade students.
Available Wed.-Fri.

Choose from 3 Zoom-based, online field trip programs covering a range of California topics and aligned with History-Social Science, Common Core ELA, Civics outcomes and Ethnic Studies.
FREE field trips for California Title 1 schools
California Title 1 schools are eligible to apply for a scholarship covering admission to an onsite or online field trip and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the link below for details or to apply now.
Tour more of the Museum's free online exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture