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California Museum

1020 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814-5704
+1 916-653-7524
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Not good for little kids

While this museum had some good attractions for adults it wasn't too suited for kids. One of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
leilanireiko
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Murrieta, California
California history at its best

Located in downtown is a history museum with multiple exhibits. You can learn about the history of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ranishi
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Sacramento, California
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Home of the official California Hall of Fame, the California Museum educates and enlightens visitors on California's rich history and unique influence on the world through innovation, the arts and culture. Through engaging exhibits and educational programs, the Museum inspires visitors to make their own mark on history. Long-term signature exhibitions include: • California Hall of Fame • California Indians: The First People • California Missions: A Journey Along the El Camino Real • California's Remarkable Women • Constitution Wall • Health Happens Here • Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII In addition, 6-8 temporary exhibitions exploring the state's history, arts and culture are also on display each year.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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1020 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814-5704
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While this museum had some good attractions for adults it wasn't too suited for kids. One of the cooler hands on activities was broken and my boys really wanted to do it. They enjoyed making the crayon rubbing of the seal of CA but other...More

Thank leilanireiko
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in downtown is a history museum with multiple exhibits. You can learn about the history of California through photographs and exhibits. I stopped to see the history of the Internment Camps during WWII. An excellent pictorial view of the internment of Japanese Americans. There...More

Thank ranishi
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This museum has great exhibits. Learn all about the different stages of the states history through themed rooms. Also see some of the great people of the state and their part in its history. I also loved the art work section. Parking is crazy in...More

Thank Edward V
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I first visited with my in-laws, after having lived in the area for 3+ years. Wow. I really enjoyed the entire museum. It consists of two floors. On the first floor, the gift shop, while small, is spectacular, with lots of unique items suitable for...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This used to be a much more engaging museum for adults, with lots of interesting background materials, artifacts and detail. Not having been for a few years, I was a bit disappointed with a visit today - with no kids in tow - as about...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

It is not a large museum, but there are many interesting and educational resources in here. I love the "Constitution Wall". It is a piece of treasure in California. I also enjoyed seeing and reading at the sections of "California's Remarkable Women" and " Uprooted!...More

Thank Annie L
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

They charge 9.00 dollars with being over 65 the only discount they give, Vet's sorry our state cares not for you. For what Brown charges there's not much to see, it's small and up and down stairs. By pass this one, so many better one's...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This place is good for older kids and adults. Lots of think exhibits and interesting info. New exhibits are still being built so we missed those. But otherwise... not a bad way to spend 2-3 hours across the street from the State Capital. And yummy...More

Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for a quick visit. Lots of cool exhibits featuring California history and famous Californians. Good when you've got a hour. Metered parking close to the Capitol. Free parking all over one Sundays. Not far from the Crocker Art Museum which is first...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Considering its size and the size of California as well as the complex, varied, and fascinating history of this state, the California Museum is not very impressive. It is a decent museum covering the basic range of California history with some interesting exhibits touching on...More

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