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Museums, California
Sacramento History Museum, 101 I Street, Sacramento CA  95814, Phone:  916-808-7059, website:
"History comes to life at the Sacramento History Museum!  Explore family-friendly interactive exhibits about the Gold Rush, the beginnings of Sacramento City, and the communities that have made Sacramento thrive.  Located in the heart of Old Sacramento, this museum is the best place to start your day.  Home of the popular Underground Tours of Old Sacramento!"
John Paul Getty Museum, Music Art California USA
2 min - Sep 13, 2007 - Uploaded by savetattoo
Here is one of the Music Art Exhibits at the John Paul Getty Museum in California, this is one of the nicest Museums I have seen ...
Alternative Museums in Los Angeles, California
4 min - Feb 16, 2010
Trip on a Deal show you five Los Angeles museums that are not at the top of the tourists lists, but are all a must see.
Visit Reiffs Gas Station Museum in Woodland, California
5 min - Jun 5, 2010
Join Rob Stewart to see Reiffs Gas Station Museum in Woodland, California. He also sees wild horses in this area.

Castle Air Museum
Atwater, CA
Phone: (209) 723-2178
Presently the museum has 43 World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Era aircraft on display. Rare aircraft such as the SR-71, and B-36. All restored and maintained by our devoted volunteer staff, these aircraft are a tribute to the men and women who maintained and flew them.

Catalina Island Museum
Avalon, CA
Phone: (310) 510-2414
The museum exhibits include history of native Americans, Spanish discovery, ranching & mining, military occupation, maritime history, sports & recreation and Hollywood filmmaking.

Habitot Childrens' Museum
2065 Kittredge Street (near Shattuck) in downtown Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Phone: (510) 647-1111
Habitot Children's Museum, the only hands-on discovery museum for young children in the East Bay.

Hall of Health
2230 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA
Interactive, hands-on exhibits to learn about the workings of the body, the value of sound diet and exercise, and the destructive effects of smoking and drug abuse.

Lawrence Hall of Science
Berkeley, CA
Phone: (510) 642-5132
Kids can play and learn in this all-hands-on exhibit where toys are used to demonstrate scientific principles such as inertia, momentum, and center of gravity.  The Lawrence Hall of Science is located in the hills east of the main U.C. Berkeley campus, on Centennial Drive just above the Botanical Gardens.  Click here for directions.

Movieland Wax Museum
7711 Beach Boulevard (one block north of Knotts Berry Farm)
Buena Park, California 90620
Phone: (714) 522-1155
Movieland showcases America's favorite movies and actors in wax.

Ripley's Believe It or Not
7850 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, California 90620
Phone: (714) 522-1152
Strange and weird things kids love.

Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
214 California Drive
Burlingame, CA
Phone: (650) 347-2301

National YoYo Museum
320 Broadway
Chico, California 95928

Air Force Flight Test Center Museum
Edwards AFB, CA
The original museum opened in 1994 and hosted over 65,000 visitors before moving to a new facility in July 2000. The new 12,000 sq. ft. museum houses exhibits covering such diverse subjects as the formation of the ancient lakebeds, early homesteading, the first military uses of Edwards, flight testing during WWII, breaking the sound barrier, aviation records set at Edwards, testing the X-15, and the story of Glen Edwards, for whom the base was named. Other exhibits include aircraft hardware, personal memorabilia, aviation fine art and photography, and models. A museum centerpiece is the historical mural "Golden Age of Flight Test," a 10 foot by 20 foot painting by noted aviation artist Mike Machat.

Hollywood Wax Museum
6767 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (213) 462-5991
The approximately 220 wax replicas on display at the museum include major movie and television stars of past and present, sports figures and a host of other celebrated people.

International Surfing Museum
411 olive avenue
Huntington beach, CA92648
Phone: (714) 960-3483
The International Surfing Museum located in Huntington Beach, California is home to a collection of some of the most significant artifacts in the history of surfing. With surf music and videos playing in the background, you'll be in the mood to view the many fine exhibits.

Children's Museum - La Habra
La Habra, California

Lake Arrowhead Children's Museum
28200 Hwy 189, Suite T-100
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Phone: (909) 336-3093
A discovery museum for young people (ages 12 and under) and their families, providing hands-on exhibits and programs designed to encourage visitors to learn by doing, to imagine, to make choices and create. We have approximately 2,500 square feet of exhibit space, a museum store, a craft/birthday party room and offices.

Queen Mary Museum
Long Beach, CA

California Science Center
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone: (323) 724-3623
The California Science Center offers fun and informative permanent exhibits presented in interactive worlds. Through hands-on experiences in our galleries, you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more. The Science Center also features fantastic special exhibits that change all the time.

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (323) 664-1191
The Observatory is divided into three main areas: the Hall of Science astronomy museum, the telescopes (see below), and the planetarium theater. All are open to the public and, except planetarium shows, are free of charge. The telescopes operate only when the sky is clear.

Chabot Observatory and Science Center
Oakland, CA
Phone: (510) 336-7300

The March Field Air Museum
March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, California 92518
Phone: (909) 697-6602
Home to over 50 historic aircraft and many inside displays relating to the history of March Field, now known as March Air Reserve Base.

Kid Zone Riverside Youth Museum
3800 Main St.
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (909) 683-3800
There's a little something for everyone at the KidZone. Younger children can play and learn in our special preschool park. Older children will find plenty of things to do from digging up "artifacts" to being a newscaster at our own KKID television station.  Come and learn why birds don't get electrocuted when resting on live power lines, or find out how water gets to your home...and what happens to it after you use it.

Discovery Museum - Sacramento
3615 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA  95821, 916-808-3942

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 238-1233

San Diego Aerospace Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA  92101
Phone: (619) 234-8291
A dazzling collection of over 65 U.S. and foreign aircraft and spacecraft.

San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
San Diego, CA

San Diego Maritime Museum
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA  92101
Phone: (619) 234-9153


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA  93065
Phone: (800) 410-8354

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
Phone: (619) 696-0199
The world's largest operating model railroad museum. This unique museum has four enormous scale model layouts, built by separate clubs, which depict railroads of the southwest in O, HO and N scales. In addition, the museum features a Toy Train Gallery with an interactive Lionel layout for children; a 3-Rail Hi Rail layout, numerous educational displays, and prototype artifacts, including a centralized tower control (CTC) machine, working semaphore, and crossing signal.

Alexander F. Morrison Planetarium
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 750-7145.

The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf
145 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
Phone: (800) 439-4305
All types of characters in showcased in life size wax figures.

Market Street Railway
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 863-1775
San Francisco is home to the most successful operation of historic rail transit in the world: the unique cable car system, and now the wildly popular "F-line" historic trolleys.  Take the family for a historic ride.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
175 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, California 94133
Phone: (415) 771-6188

USS Pampanito
San Francisco, California
USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a World War II Balao class Fleet submarine that is open for visitors daily at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf Pier 45.  Click here for directions.

San Francisco, California
Phone: (415) 777-2800
A fun place for children and parents.

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA  95110
Phone: (408) 298-5437
For children to age 13, it is first and foremost a place to call their own, offering interactive exhibits and programs that span the arts, science, technology and the humanities.

S.S. Lane Victory
Berth 94
San Pedro, CA  90733
Phone: (310) 519-9545
The S.S. Lane Victory is a Fully Operational WWII Victory Ship.

Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA  92705
Phone: (714) 542-CUBE
Discovery Science Center is a place where children and adults alike can learn while having fun.

Intel Museum
Intel Corporation's Robert Noyce Building, Main Lobby
2200 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA  95052
Phone: (408) 765-0503
At the Intel Museum in Santa Clara, you can experience the power of computer chips first hand, and the evolution of their development.  Learn how chips are made, how transistors and microprocessors work and much more.

Museum of Flying
2772 Donald Douglas Loop North
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone: (310) 392-8822
A rare collection of World War II fighter aircraft; the majority of the aircraft within the collection are in flight ready condition.


California museums raided
1 min - Jan 25, 2008 - Uploaded by ReutersVideo
Jan. 25 - Government raids California museums in search of stolen art. Federal agents raided four Southern California museums ...

History of the California State Railroad Museum
9 min - Oct 31, 2010
Rob Stewart talks to the museum director of the California State Railroad Museum.

Aerospace Museum of California
11 min - Oct 20, 2010
Rob Stewart visits the Aerospace Museum of California, where it's filled with amazing air crafts.

California Route 66 Museums Annual Car Show
35 sec - Dec 16, 2007
Live Car Shows Presents. To see full episode go to

Alternative Museums in Los Angeles, California
4 min - Oct 28, 2010
Trip on a Deal show you five Los Angeles museums that are not at the top of the tourists lists, but are all a must see.

The Getty Museum
Aug 19, 2009
Outside the Getty in Los Angeles
Route 66 -- Mother Road Museum, Barstow, CA
2 min - Nov 25, 2009 - Uploaded by mrpitv
The Mother Road, Route 66 Museum. The museums curator, Debra Hodkin, showed us the treasure trove of objects theyve ...
Alternative Museums in Los Angeles, California
Feb 23, 2010
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LA Museum Row
2 min - Jul 21, 2009
Explore LA's museum row and visit the cluster of museums located on Wilshire just east of Fairfax.

AMERICAN MONTAGE - 168 "California Museum ...
10 min - Apr 19, 2009 - Uploaded by hourlynewscaster
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Take A Video Tour of the Maritime Museum of San Diego
3 min - Sep 13, 2007
Sit back and take a two minute tour of our museum and then pay us a visit!

Balboa Park
3 min - Feb 15, 2008
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Alternative Museums in Los Angeles, California
4 min - Aug 7, 2010
Trip on a Deal show you five Los Angeles museums that are not at the top of the tourists lists, but are all a must see.

Roy Rogers Museum Leaves Victorville CA
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The day before it closed here, we went to visit. It was the end of an era when they passed. Please leave a rating and/or comment ...

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Oct 31, 2009
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Learn About the California Science Center
3 min - Apr 22, 2010
California travel expert Veronica Hill shares a California Science Center video in this episode of California Travel Tips.