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MUSEUM FEES: Access to the Natural History Museum, Nature Preserve Trail, Cactus Garden, and Rock Walk are FREE. Planetarium shows are by appointment only.

MUSEUM HOURS: The Museum is open year round from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. five days a week while the college is open or in session. (Closed during Spring Break and two weeks at Christmas)

PARKING:  There is no charge for parking on campus Friday at 4:00 p.m. through Sunday at 11:00 p.m., but a $3 parking fee applies the rest of the week. See posted signs for the location of ticket dispensing machines.

GROUP ACTIVITIES: Docent guided Museum and Nature Preserve Trail tours are available on Fridays during the Fall and Spring semesters. All school groups are required to have a docent. Planetarium shows are only available on Fridays after 9:00 a.m., while the college is in session. Shows may be scheduled on other days by appointment only.

A total of three activities are offered: Museum Tour, Nature Preserve Trail Tour, and Planetarium Show.

Group rates are as follows:

  • One activity: $3.00 per person $30.00 minimum 
  • Two activities: $4.50 per person $45.00 minimum *
  • All three activities: $6.00 per person $60.00 minimum *

*Multiple activities must be completed on the same day to receive the rate discount.

CONTACTS: To schedule a Museum and/or Nature Preserve Trail tour please email (preferred) Keely Carroll (Tour Director) at kcarroll@sierracollege.edu, Phone: (916) 660-7923. To schedule a Planetarium show contact David Dunn at (916) 660-7912, ddunn@sierracollege.edu.

Remember! Whether you are enjoying this museum by yourself, with family members or as a group, please respect our students and faculty by speaking softly. Please do not run in the museum or climb, lean, or put objects on the displays. And when you leave, please take your fingerprints with you; don’t leave them on the cases. Thank you for your support and enjoy your museum.

Monetary donations are always accepted.

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