California Tower Tour

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Wednesday September 20

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2:30 PM  –  3:10 PM

Admission & Reservations Required

New Visitors

New visitors must purchase a general admission ticket prior to their California Tower Tour in order to enter the Museum. Return to the Admission Ticket Page to add your tickets to your cart. Then, you may choose your desired date and time above, and complete your purchase below.

Current Museum Members

Members do not need to purchase an admission ticket in advance of your tour. Simply choose your desired date and time above, and complete your purchase below. Your membership will be verified at the ticket counter upon entry.

What to Expect

We look forward to taking you on a tour of the historic California Tower. Please note the following important information and conditions:

  • Each person climbing the California Tower will be required to sign a waiver before the tour. A parent or legal guardian must also sign the waiver for anyone under the age of 18.
  • Guests must arrive at the Museum at least 10 minutes before your tour starts to stow your items, and review and sign a waiver. Tours will not wait for any late guests, and guests will not be allowed to join a tour that has already begun. If you are late, you will not be able to join your tour, and your ticket will not be refunded or exchanged.
  • For safety, children under age 6 are not allowed in the Tower.
  • Children ages 6-13 must be accompanied by an adult, who is responsible for the child's safety.
  • To climb the California Tower, guests must physically be able to ascend and descend 125 steps within a 40-minute period, including 10-15 minutes on the viewing deck. The Tower is not recommended for people who are pregnant or for patrons with heart, knee, or back problems, or other physical conditions that may be made worse by climbing stairs. If you are unsure about whether you are able to climb the Tower, please talk to your doctor before purchasing your ticket.
  • Please wear comfortable, flat footwear to climb the California Tower.

By purchasing a California Tower Tour ticket, you agree to abide by the rules above. Please bring your mobile or printed e-ticket to the front desk for quicker check-in.

To learn more, read frequently asked questions, or get a sneak peek of the views from the top of the Tower, please visit