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Admission, Hours & Tickets

The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. 

Advance tickets¹ are recommended. Tickets may be exchanged for a different day or time slot up to one (1) hour in advance of ticket time. Please arrive no later than 20 minutes after your scheduled entry time. Sorry, no refunds provided for advance tickets. All visitors, including those qualifying for free admission, must have their own ticket.

Last admission is 4 pm.

Masks are not required but are highly recommended. Please see our Covid-19 policies page to learn more about what to expect during your visit.

For questions or assistance with admission or ticket exchanges, please call (916) 653-0650 during Museum hours listed below or email during administrative hours Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

*Sat., June 15: notice regarding admission
In light of the Museum’s “Meeting of the Music” event on Sat., June 15 from 12-3 pm, we will be offering reduced $5 admission for adults and free admission for kids 12 and under all day! The Museum will be open for general admission from 10 am – 5 pm, so whether you’d like you join us for the event or visit the galleries on your own throughout the day, please purchase general admission through the “Meeting of the Music” Eventbrite page or at the door.

Admission & Tickets:¹
Adults (18+)$10  
Students & Seniors (65+) w/ID$8²
Youth (6-17)$8
Children (5 & under)FREE³
MuseumNARM⁴ & Time Travelers memberFREE⁵
Free or reduced admission programsprice varies


Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday10 am – 5 pm
Sunday12 pm – 5 pm
2024 Holiday Schedule:
Independence DayJuly 4, 2024Closed
Thanksgiving EveNovember 27, 202410 am – 3 pm
ThanksgivingNovember 28, 2024Closed
Christmas EveDecember 24, 2024Closed
Christmas DayDecember 25, 2024Closed
New Year’s EveDecember 31, 202410 am – 3 pm
New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2025Closed

¹By submitting an online reservation, you agree to receive our emails. For details or to opt out, see our Privacy page.

²Students & Seniors 65+ must show valid ID at time of admission. 

³Children 5 & under free with paid adult admission. 

NARM reciprocal admission not extended to members of institutions that restrict California Museum members or on fundraising and ticketed events. 

Museum and reciprocal members show current membership card at time of admission.