California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts
1020 O St
Sacramento, CA 95814-5704
Phone: (916) 653-7524
The California Museum -- official home of the California Hall of Fame and the California Dream -- showcases California's rich history and unique influence on the world through ideas, innovation, the arts and culture. Interactive and innovated exhibits focus on diverse stories not told elsewhere, such as:
CALIFORNIA HALL OF FAME – Celebrating the state’s dreamers, innovators and legends, this exhibit features personal artifacts of the year’s inductees. The class of 2010 includes rare items from Barbra Streisand, Betty White, James Cameron, Mark Zuckerberg and Merle Haggard continuing through 10/31/11. An all-new exhibit for 2011 opens on 12/9/11.
CALIFORNIA INDIANS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE -- The only one of its kind developed in Native voice, this exhibit represents over 100 tribes across California. The 3,000-square foot gallery highlights the state’s Native peoples’ contributions as seen in over 400 artifacts and 13 oral histories at video stations through 3/31/12.
RIDING CONCRETE: SKATEBOARDING IN CALIFORNI -- Curated by Z-Boy and co-star of the 2002 documentary “Dogtown and Z- Boys” Nathan Pratt, the California-created sport of skateboarding is explored. Multimedia presentations and artifacts detailing revolutionary riders and manufacturers reveal how riding concrete evolved from a subculture of teen defiance to an iconic California phenomenon and continues through 3/24/12.
CALIFORNIA’S REMARKABLE WOMEN –Inspired by former First Lady Maria Shriver, the extraordinary women who strengthen, shape and serve California are honored in this exhibit. Updated for the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the Golden State, this exhibition re-opens on 10/10/11 and continues through 12/31/12.
Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM; Sunday: 12PM-5PM. $8.50 General Admission.