Through the theme of Coming to California, explore the arrivals and departures of people throughout time, the impact and legacy of its diverse population, and the influence of California on our individual and collective identities.
History Tours 2016–17
Investigate the diverse ways people in California live, work, celebrate, raise their children, and learn from their elders.
TRANSPORTATION IN CALIFORNIA
Trace the development of the Western Pacific Railroad, car culture, naval ports, and airways.
GALLERY AT A GLANCE
Travel across the span of the Gallery of California History while exploring five displays that will introduce students to the breadth of California History.
COMING TO CALIFORNIA
Explore the immigration and migration experiences of the many different people who have contributed to California.
HISTORY OF EARLY CALIFORNIA
Experience and explore the story of early California from before the arrival of European explorers through the Gold Rush.
Discover the artifacts, cultures, and traditions of California’s First Peoples.
CALIFORNIA MISSIONS AND RANCHOS
Explore the objects, images, and legacy of Spanish exploration and settlement of California.
Examine the artifacts, stories, and historical impact of the world’s quest for California’s glittering wealth. Note: This tour does not include the Gold Panning activity. For the full Gold Rush program, including a mural exploration and gold panning, visit Those Fabulous '49ers.
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, 9:45 am & 11 am
Gallery tour dates are limited during some periods of the year. Tours are 45 minutes long unless otherwise noted.
$4.50 per person
A ticket must be purchased for every student and chaperone. Oakland schools may use a code to receive 30% off. If you did not receive an email with discount information at the beginning of the school year, contact email@example.com.