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Heidrick Ag History Museum
Heidrick Ag History Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Sacramento, CA
Museum in Woodland, CA USA

Check out the marvels of agriculture, and commercial trucking through 130,000 square feet of interactive, one-of-a-kind exhibits. The Heidrick Ag History Center is a non­profit organization dedicated to enhancing people’s education, understanding and appreciation of the rich heritage of agriculture and transportation.


San Buenaventura Mission
San Buenaventura Mission Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Museum in Ventura, CA USA

Founded in 1782, Mission San Buenaventura, was the ninth of California's 21 missions and the last to be established by Father Junipero Serra. Destroyed by fire in the 1790s, the church was rebuilt over a period of a dozen years and rededicated in 1809.

Melody Ranch Movie Studio
Melody Ranch Movie Studio Top Attraction!
Museum in Santa Clarita, CA USA

Western Movie Studio Tours

Borax Visitor Center
Borax Visitor Center things to do on a rainy day in California
Museum in Boron, CA USA

Mining and Mineral Education Center The Borax Visitor Center is located in Boron, California, at the edge of California's largest open pit mine. The Visitor Center mission is to educate the public about the important role of mining and minerals in their daily lives.

Estrella Warbird Museum
Estrella Warbird Museum things to do on a rainy day in San Luis Obispo, CA
Museum in Paso Robles, CA USA



Intel Museum
Intel Museum things to do on a rainy day in Santa Clara, CA
Museum in Santa Clara, CA USA

Journey Through Decades of Innovation Go behind the scenes in the high-tech world of California’s famed Silicon Valley. See what it’s like inside an ultra-clean, highly automated silicon chip factory, and connect with technologies that give us new ways to work, learn, play, and communicate.

Napa Valley Museum
Napa Valley Museum things to do on a rainy day in Napa, CA
Museum in Yountville, CA USA

Art & History Museum Situated mid-valley in the historic town of Yountville, between St. Helena and Napa, the Museum provides unique experiences that enrich the cultural fabric of our community through exhibitions and educational programs.

National Steinbeck Center
National Steinbeck Center things to do on a rainy day in Santa Cruz, CA
Museum in Salinas, CA USA

Interactive Museum offering three unique experiences National Steinbeck Center is a $15 million 43,000 sq.ft. museum in the heart of Steinbeck Country, Salinas, CA. This unique museum offering three fun and educational experiences for the visitor.

North Star Mining Museum and Pelton Wheel Exhibit
North Star Mining Museum and Pelton Wheel Exhibit things to do on a rainy day in California
Museum in Grass Valley, CA USA

Home of the largest working Pelton Wheel ever built We have the most extensive display of mining equipment which can be interpreted in an interactive environment. Most of our displays are in working order, just as they were back in the 1850's.


Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum things to do on a rainy day in Napa, CA
Museum in Petaluma, CA USA

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum in Petaluma, CA The neoclassical-style museum in Historic Downtown is a former Carnegie Library built in 1904 from locally quarried stone and features the largest free-standing leaded glass dome in Northern California.

Ripleys Museum in Hollywood
Ripleys Museum in Hollywood things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Museum in Hollywood, CA USA

The only place in Hollywood where youll find shrunken heads, a 12ft tall Transformer sculpture made of scrap car parts, and an authentic vampire killing kit. Youll be astounded by unusual but fascinating art unlike youve never seen before. Experience Ripleys Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Hollywood, California. Since 1992 we have carried on Robert Ripleys tradition of scouring the globe for the worlds most unbelievable exhibits.

Ripleys Odditorium in San Francisco
Ripleys Odditorium in San Francisco things to do on a rainy day in San Francisco, CA
Museum in San Francisco, CA USA

The only place in San Francisco where youll find shrunken heads, an Egyptian mummified foot, pieces of duct tape art, and a two-trunk elephant! Ripleys Believe It or Not! is the weirdest thing on the Wharf!

STAR ECO Station
STAR ECO Station things to do on a rainy day in Santa Monica, CA
Museum in Culver City, CA USA

Environmental Education and Wildlife Rescue Center

Agricultural History Museum
Agricultural History Museum
Museum in Watsonville, CA USA

Museum, exhibits, and equipment representing history of agriculture on the Central Coast. Activities for children.

Carl Gorman Gallery
Carl Gorman Gallery things to do on a rainy day in Sacramento, CA
Museum in Davis, CA USA

This museum is dedicated to the artwork of Native Americans and other indigenous peoples.

Clarke Historical Museum Public Tours
Clarke Historical Museum Public Tours things to do on a rainy day in California
Museum in Eureka, CA USA

Free docent led tours of the Clarke Historical Museum Whether a tourist or a local, a stop in Old Town Eureka is not complete without a visit to the Clarke Historical Museum. Founded by Eureka High School teacher Cecile Clarke, the museum has been housed in the landmark Bank of Eureka building since 1960.

Eastern California Museum
Eastern California Museum things to do on a rainy day in California
Museum in Independence, CA USA

General History Museum The Eastern California Museum features a diverse collection of artifacts that reflect and illuminate the unique history of Inyo County and California’s Eastern Sierra region, from Death Valley to Mammoth Lakes.

Expressions of Identity: 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Expressions of Identity: 40th Anniversary Exhibition things to do on a rainy day in San Jose, CA
Museum in San Jose, CA USA

Expressions of Identity: 40th Anniversary Exhibition is currently on display in all galleries (excluding the Porcella Gallery) thru January 14, 2018.

Geekology
Geekology things to do on a rainy day in Sacramento, CA
Museum in Lodi, CA USA

Let your geek flag fly at the World of Wonders Science Museum’s inaugural Geekology event on Saturday, January 28th, from 10am-4pm.

Hattie Weber Museum
Hattie Weber Museum things to do on a rainy day in Sacramento, CA
Museum in Davis, CA USA

A museum built in the honor of Harriet Weber, a librarian in Davis.

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