History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $8 for admission for two (up to a $16 value)
- $16 for admission for four (up to a $32 value)<p>
Admission is valid for visitors aged 5 and older. This child-friendly museum is ideal for the entire family where patrons can explore more than 120 years worth of vehicles. Free tours are led by knowledgeable docents and live music, flash car shows, food trucks, and kids’ arts and crafts are on every third Thursday of the month. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on every third Thursday of the month (except during December).
- $8 for admission for two adults and two children to Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (up to a $16 value)<p>
During Trunk or Treat, kids don their best costumes, make their own Halloween bags on the exhibit floor, and explore the museum in search of candy stowed away in the trunks of the cars. A haunted house invites visitors to wander a maze of coffins unearthed from the Sacramento River and escape from throngs of the undead. Participants can also view the new 1968 exhibit at a discounted price.<p>
California Automobile Museum
The California Automobile Museum weaves the story of the automobile's birth and development through a gleaming collection of cars that dates back to the 1880s. Guests meander through 72,000 square feet of luxury and muscle vehicles, from pre–Model T Fords and green vehicles to Lamborghinis and modern NASCAR vehicles. In addition to its permanent collection and current exhibits, the museum's displays are always changing due to donations from private collectors and the hot rod fairy, allowing visitors to see a varying display of vehicles on different visits. One new exhibit focuses on the beauty and culture surrounding motorcycles in California, featuring 60 "hogs" bound to impress the novice and veteran motorcyclist alike. The museum also offers a wide variety of classes that are fun and educational, and open to both adults and children. Guests can also visit the gift shop stocked with auto-centric goodies, including car-related fine-art photography, T-shirts, kids' arts and crafts, and die-cast models of classic cars.