The California Museum offers the history of the state in a dazzling array of high-tech, multimedia displays and exhibits. The ... More
The California Museum offers the history of the state in a dazzling array of high-tech, multimedia displays and exhibits. The museum makes the subject of history an entertaining treat for the entire family. It uses interactive displays (including holograms) to depict the "People, Place, Politics, and Promise of California" in its four main galleries. A highlight of the museum is the display of the original California Constitution.
We enjoyed the museum with our school aged kids. History is presented in artifacts and stories. We learned a lot about the Native peoples of CA, ISHI, immigrants to CA, the Japanese Internment Camps, the history of the State, the seal, the Constitution etc. great women honored by the Minerva Awards, CA's environmental disasters and rescue, CA born famous folks and a little bit about CA industry and skateboarding. It was an informative and interesting trip. The store didn't have a great selection for kids and this wasn't a flashy, high tech or jump out and grab you kind or trip. We had a good time and learned a lot in the several hours we spetnt there which was our goal for the day.
I totally disagree with the previous review. I found the museum both informative and fascinating. The displays are excellently thought out. I very much enjoyed this museum. I've been there twice and will go again. A museum that Sacramento can justifiably be proud of.
I thought it would not be possible to have a more boring 'tourist attraction' than Sutter's Fort in Sacramento, but I was wrong. Exploring a 7-11 store in a Sacramento strip mall would be more educational and entertaining than this drab monument to sexism and boredom. I don't want this review to be entirely negative, so I should mention that convenient parking is available and the docents are friendly.