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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. 

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.

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.

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.

The Museum will be closed for general admission on Friday, October 13 due to set-up for our Día de los Muertos Fiesta. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

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
2023 Holiday Schedule:
Independence DayJuly 4, 2023Closed
Thanksgiving EveNovember 22, 202310 am – 3 pm
ThanksgivingNovember 23, 2023Closed
Christmas EveDecember 24, 202310 am – 3 pm
Christmas DayDecember 25, 2023Closed
New Year’s EveDecember 31, 202310 am – 3 pm

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.