As a VENUE: Host an event…

With over 30,000 sq. ft. of uniquely California-themed indoor and outdoor space located one block from the State Capitol, the Museum is a history-making venue for any special event! * Conferences and Meetings * Corporate Events * Receptions and Ceremonies, and Weddings. From cultivating clients and recognizing professional successes to celebrating a personal milestone, the Museum is a versatile venue with in-house amenities including on-site catering, AV equipment and more to streamline planning your next party or meeting. Eight distinctive rental spaces are offered:


  • 2-story space with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Features California Hall of Fame LCD panel display
  • Accommodates up to 200 seated and 250 standing guests
  • Approximately 1,750 sq. ft.
  • Ideal for: * receptions * seated meals * lectures * award ceremonies * banquets, and * more.
  • Accessible to and from first and second floor galleries, Mezzanine, Courtyard and restrooms in basement


  • Backdrop of California’s Remarkable Women exhibit overlooking Lobby
  • Accommodates up to 50 seated and 75 standing guests
  • Approximately 1,100 sq. ft.
  • Ideal for: * sit-down meals * cocktail parties * receptions, and * more.
  • Accessible to and from Museum Store, Lobby, first and second floor galleries, Courtyard and public restrooms in basement

Exhibits & Galleries:

  • 2 floors of diverse, uniquely California-themed spaces
  • Exhibits open to catering include California’s Remarkable Women, Health Happens Here, The Hall of Promise, and more.
  • Accommodates up to 250 seated and 300 standing guests
  • Accessible to and from the Lobby and Mezzanine
  • Ideal for: * receptions * weddings * sit-down meals * presentations, and more.


  • Outdoor space featuring Sacramento’s largest piece of public art, Constitution Wall, a 6-story interpretation of California’s constitution
  • Approximately 5,600 square feet of outdoor space
  • Accommodates up to 375 seated dining guests, 400 seated theater-style, or 500 standing guests
  • Ideal for: * receptions * on-stage productions * weddings * sit-down meals * fairs * presentations, and * more.
  • Multiple spaces on 3 floors, including elevated stage and balcony levels
  • Accessible to and from the Museum lobby, Auditorium, Rotunda, O Street and 11th Street
  • Available weekdays after 5:00 pm and weekends*


  • A/V equipment including projector with PC or Mac laptop connection, sound system, Blu Ray and DVD players
  • Raised stage with stationary lectern/podium
  • Accommodates up to 254 seated guests
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Accessible to and from Courtyard and Rotunda
  • Ideal for: * multimedia presentations * lectures * film screenings,  and * more.
  • Available weekdays after 5:00 pm and weekends


  • Accessible to and from Auditorium and Courtyard
  • Ideal for: * receptions * cocktail parties, and * more.
  • Available weekdays after 5:00 pm and weekends

Conference Room:

  • Built-in A/V equipment for multimedia presentations with Mac and PC laptop connection
  • Attached kitchenette including refrigerator and staging area for catering
  • Approximately 1,200 sq. ft.
  • Accommodates up to 49 seated guests
  • Smaller rooms for 10 to 50 guests also available
  • Ideal for: * presentations * work shops * press conferences * meetings * seminars, and * more.


  • A/V equipment for multimedia presentations with Mac and PC laptop connection
  • Seaing for up to 120 guests
  • Approximately 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Accommodates up to 120 seated guests
  • Ideal for: * workshops * lectures * retreats * meetings * seminars, and * more.

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As a private non-profit 501(c)3 institution, the California Museum relies on the generosity of our community and revenue from memberships to present exhibits and programs highlighting California’s history, arts, culture and diversity. When you become a member, your support will help ensure the Museum continues to offer quality programming in the coming years, meeting its mission to inspire visitors to make their own mark on history. Become a member today to support California history, arts, culture and diversity! Three levels with a range of benefits and tax deductions are available: * CUB Club * Traveler, and * Explorer.


SUPPORT THE CALIFORNIA MUSEUM. The California Museum is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization reliant upon the generosity of the community to provide quality exhibits and programming through donations and sponsorships. Gifts of any amount are always appreciated. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.

  • Donations at specified amounts are designated and you may customize your gifts. Recurring gifts are encouraged. You also may identify and underwrite efforts of your choice: * Kim Traversi Education Fund, and * General Donation
  • Museum Donors: The California Museum expresses its deepest gratitude to the contributors who have generously supported the educational mission of the Museum, who recognize the importance of California culture, and who wish to inspire future generations.Sponsorships include: * Presenting * Visionary * Innovator * Dreamer Supporters, and In-Kind Supporters.

Volunteer: Thank you for your interest in joining the California Museum’s volunteer program.

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