Free First Fridays

Admission will be free at the History Museum on the first Friday of the month. Explore the museum, enjoy Playing in the Past and a General Tour.

Playing in the Past

Preschool Activity Hour starting at 11 a.m.

An exciting hour of crafting, exploring and storytelling held the first Friday of the month. Each month there is a different craft and story. Starts in the Wells Fargo Learning Center.


Come learn about California’s official State Animal, the Grizzly Bear! Make a California Bear Flag to take home. Then, join us in exploring the Museum’s historic Courtroom A where you can listen to the story Story for Bear.


August 4, 2017: Surfer Dude in Maverick's

September 1, 2017: Clip Clop in Journey to Work

General Tour Starting at 2 p.m.

Explore local history from the time of original Native American residents to today. This hour-long tour will include some of the highlights of the museum's long-term exhibits. Starts in the Rotunda.