California State Railroad Museum
School Entry Program Listings

The California State Railroad Museum offers students and teachers an unparalleled look at the history of railroads in California and the West. Our Railroad Museum Entry Program offers the opportunity for your group a self guided tour with your adult chaperone.

After check in and orientation by guide staff, your group will have the opportunity to see the Railroad Museum's 21 restored locomotives and railroad cars, talk with uniformed, knowledgeable Docents, and view exciting, regularly changing exhibits.

Museum Entry is free if reserved in advance. Museum entry without reservations will mean your group pays standard Museum admission fees. A lack of reservations may also mean your entry time will be delayed, depending on how many other groups arrive at the same time.

The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. There is no entry for school groups to the Museum between 12 noon and 1 p.m. and no group entry after 4 p.m.

To take advantage of free admission for your school group (K-12), reservations are required and are available for Tuesday through Thursday, mid-September through mid-June. Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance. Please contact ReserveAmerica toll-free at (866) 240-4655 to make your reservation. For additional information about the California State Railroad Museum, please contact the Museum's Group Information Desk at (916) 323-9274.