Museum Rentals

Mix fun and history into your next event or party!  Home to fascinating exhibits, interactives, and hands-on activities, the Sacramento History Museum is the perfect venue for your next event.

Located in the heart of Historic Old Sacramento, we are minutes away from the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento River Tours, fine dining, shopping, and entertainment.  We are also within walking distance of several hotels and lodging.

Event Rentals

Rental Prices and Availability

Entire Museum Rental
$1000 (maximum 299 people) for six consecutive hours. Please note that due to Museum standards, food is only allowed for parties of 100 persons or less.

Please call for availability.

Conference Room
$500 (maximum 20 people) for six consecutive hours.
$250 (maximum 20 people) for four consecutive hours.

Please call for availability.

Please note there is an additional charge for security, if needed.

Reservations and Payment

Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.

Reservations must be made at least 60 days in advance.  A 20% deposit is due at the time the reservation is made. The remaining balance is due 30 days in advance of the event date.

Please contact Mike Sickels at (916) 808-7059 or msickels@cityofsacramento.org for more information or to schedule your reservation.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to event date, the deposit – minus a 20% processing fee – will be returned within three weeks of cancellation.

For cancellations made less than 30 days prior to event date, the deposit is non-refundable.

Birthday Parties

Your party includes:

The Party Room
Our party room can hold up to 24 guests of all ages.  You bring the decorations and refreshments of your choice.  You will have exclusive use of the party room for one hour.

A Free Gift for the Birthday Guest of Honor!
Your child (or adult!) will treasure their very own “Meadow”, a plush calf inspired by California’s rich agricultural history!

Museum Galleries
The Sacramento History Museum galleries are open for all of your guests to enjoy.  Your party includes all day admission.

But Wait, There’s More!

We offer additional party options to make your day memorable!

Gold Panning
Calling all miners-in-training!  Add a docent-led gold panning experience for only $3 per guest.  Your guests will learn how to pan for gold and other minerals.  As an added bonus, miners get to keep their loot!  Price includes a souvenir vial for each guest.

Print Shop
Hear all about it!  Add a docent-led print shop experience for only $2 per guest.  Find out how the world learned about the discovery of gold before television, radio, or the internet.  Guests will get to see a 1850’s operational hand press in action!  Plus, as an added bonus, each guest will receive their very own “WANTED!” poster, printed especially for them!

Prices and Availability

$100 for Sacramento History Museum members.

$160 for non-members. This includes the cost of an annual Sacramento History Museum Family Membership.  For more information on our membership program, please visit our Membership page.

Please call for availability.

Reservations and Payment

Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Payment in full is required at the time of reservation.  No party date will be held without full payment.

Please contact Mike Sickels at (916) 808-7059 or msickels@cityofsacramento.org for more information or to schedule your reservation.

Cancellation Policy

All birthday party cancellations will incur a $60 cancellation fee.

Parties cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice will not be refunded.  You may reschedule your party once for no additional cost.

Additional Information

Please remember, no lit candles are allowed in the Sacramento History Museum.  (No one wants the sprinkler system to rain on their party!)

Please keep refreshments in the party room to preserve our exhibits for all to enjoy.

Children must be supervised at all times while in the party room and/or museum.