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Big Day of Giving 2024

May 2, 2024
Early giving begins April 18!

Help us reach our goal during Big Day of Giving, the annual community-wide fundraiser for Sacramento-region nonprofits.

As a nonprofit 501(c)3, the California Museum relies on the community’s generosity to maintain our exceptional exhibits and programming.

Big Day of Giving donations begin at $10 and take just a few minutes to make. Early giving begins April 18, and donations are accepted through midnight on May 2.

Your donation on the Big Day of Giving will assist in:

  • Providing scholarships for students in Title I schools to participate in virtual and in-person field trip programs.
  • Offering low-cost museum admission to those receiving food assistance through the Museums for All low-income access program.
  • Supporting upcoming temporary exhibits “America at the Crossroads: The Guitar and a Changing Nation,” exploring America’s evolution through its beloved instrument, and “Pleibol! In the Barrios & the Big Leagues,” a Smithsonian exhibit on Latinos/as’ contributions to baseball.
  • Expanding the interactive kiosk content in “Women Inspire” to showcase more influential California women.

If we meet our $20,000 fundraising target on May 2, 2024, we’ll host a free admission day in 2024, alongside pursuing our outlined objectives. If you donate using a Golden 1 Credit Union debit or credit card, your gift will be proportionately matched by Golden 1 Credit Union. Join us in preserving and celebrating California’s vibrant heritage!

How to Support

Donations can be made online, by phone, or by mail.

1. Visit to give online.
2. Call (916) 651-0935 to give over the phone.
3. Mail your donation to the California Museum at 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.