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Address: 1020 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814-5704
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+1 916-653-7524
10:00 - 17:00
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This modern museum explores the history of California through a collection...

This modern museum explores the history of California through a collection of exhibits and archives.

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Mostly greared for school field trips

I have been here twice. The museum is well done, but mostly geared for the schools, the younger people, school teachers and those just interested in some old Sacramento history... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
Granite Bay, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was relatively compact but contained many well displayed items as well as hands-on activities. It would be of special interest to those interested in California Gold Rush Days.

Thank rgeniusz
Telford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Exhibit about the Treatment of the Japanese was very interesting, but you have to be prepared to stand and read slit. The rest of the museum was of average interest and the need to introduce some helpful signage.

Thank Jane K
Sacramento, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing California history with fun interactive exhibits; and exciting and cool CA Hall of Fame exhibition!

Thank LDrisha
Granite Bay, California
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have been here twice. The museum is well done, but mostly geared for the schools, the younger people, school teachers and those just interested in some old Sacramento history. It is a nice rainy day activity. They do change it up and add new exhibits. So if you have not been in a few years, you might see something... More 

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154 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Decided to visit on a "free admission" day. Free parking in the lot across the street was easy and definitely a plus in downtown Sacramento. Unfortunately, we came from outside the area so Sacramento Regional transit was not an option for us. I say unfortunately as the light rail tracks run right by the museum front door. Pluses- LOTS of... More 

Thank CLo976
Pioneer, California
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113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

"The California Museum" overall is not worth the visit. The Hall of Fame is presented very well and the California's Remarkable Women is broad in scope and both historically and contemporaneously relevant and interesting. The Uprooted exhibit on the internment of the Japanese Americans was also well balanced and thought provoking. The exhibits geared toward children seem to be decently... More 

Thank emcii
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What a great family afternoon! So much to see and for all ages! Great exhibits, especially the Hall of Fame and Heath Happens

Thank Gloria C
Wheatland, California
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386 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

My husband and I have been living in California for going on 3 years now. I've been wanting to visit this museum and we finally did! We got in for free thanks to the Blue Star Families program that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day (active duty military only). That was a nice surprise! The museum features some really... More 

Thank Kristen T
Campbell, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2016

My students thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. Because we arrived later in the day on a Thursday we practically had the museum to ourselves which made it easier to manage our group.

Thank bcuellar1
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

They pack a ton of history into a small space! Especially interesting are the famous Californians features and the Internment displays

Thank mtavi

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