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Guitar Exhibit Now Open!

Last week, we lifted the curtain on America at the Crossroads: The Guitar and a Changing Nation, and GoodDay Sacramento's Big Al Sams came by to get a first look. Thanks to all who have visited so far!

ICYMI: This National Guitar Museum touring exhibition celebrates the evolution and cultural impact of the guitar through history, and a bonus section in the California Museum’s presentation spotlights Golden State musicians and manufacturers who made their mark globally. The exhibit will be on view through September 1.

Meeting of the Music

Sat., June 15, 12-3 pm

Join us for a celebration of California guitar history and culture! Bring your dad, a grad, or a music lover in your life and relax into Father's Day weekend with live music, beer, guitar-themed crafts, docent-led tours of America at the Crossroads, and a guitar-making demo by Santa Cruz Guitar Company.

In celebration of Father's Day, we're offering $5 reduced admission for guests 13+ and free admission for California Museum members and kids 12 and under.

Details & Tickets

Happy Pride Month!

This month and always, the California Museum honors the diversity, resilience, and love within our LGBTQ+ community. Join us at the Unity Center, where we shine a light on the stories and contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals.

To celebrate, we're excited to share three new Pride-themed phone wallpapers!

Download them here.

Unity Center Audio Guide

A friendly reminder that the Unity Center offers an audio described tour for visitors with visual impairment and those who prefer spoken text.

If you're interested, please inquire at admissions on your next visit.

Uprooted Honored with Anthem Award

We are excited to share that Uprooted: An American Story is a winner in the 3rd Annual Anthem Awards. The exhibition, developed by C&G Partners in 2023 in partnership with Museum staff, uses interactive oral histories, scale models, 1:1 recreation of a barracks, and poignant personal memorabilia to ground the story of the Japanese American incarceration in reality. A cloud of 1,000 tsuru—origami cranes—floats over the exhibition, expressing a wish that a similar travesty will never happen again. 


Thank you to the volunteers (pictured above) who lead our annual education program about the incarceration and those who also served in the exhibit advisory group, as well as to the exhibit’s designer, Kevin Sayama, and Museum staff who helped develop Uprooted: An American Story.

Learn more about the award here.

Plan Your Visit

The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm

and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Admission for Museum members is always free!

Book Your Ticket Now



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