California Museums - Museum Information and Photos
There are hundreds of
museums in California filled with thousands of countless
rare and collectible, unique and odd items.
Trains, cars, art, surfing memorabilia, antiques and
even cartoon and Hollywood costumes fill the museums
that you can visit and enjoy in California. We love
museums and are always looking for a new museum to visit
at some California town or city destination. If
you think all museums are the same, think twice. Some of
the museums in California have displays and cases
designed by groups such as Disney imagineering.
Not all museums are created equal.
What's clear about
the assortment of these collector showcases of rare or
interesting items is that those who run them generally
have a passion for a subject and take it seriously.
Without their efforts, the public would not have the
opportunity to look at rare woven baskets, valuable
guns, woodwork equipment, Charley Brown cartoon
drawings, life in the 1800's, surfing, classic collector
cars, historic trains, the lifestyle of the California
regions...on and on. School children, adults and
even little toddlers participate in the museum
experience in California. While there's no rocket
science to being curious, you will find rocket science
in museums such as San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation.
While just about
every city in California has a museum, the quality
varies markedly. And the focus can range across a broad
plain of collections, artifacts and interests.
Some cities are just incredible places to visit fro
their museums, and among them are Sacramento.
Once a year the
Smithsonian features a free museum day for participating
museums throughout the United States. Here's a list of
participant museums in California in this recent annual
event. For an updated list and times, check out