Education about the California State Capitol and California Government

Front of Capitol building

About the Capitol

Information about the architecture, history, and development of the California State Capitol from its initial construction 150 years ago to the modern day.

Secretary of State historic office

About the Government

Information about California’s electoral processes, the Assembly and Senate, California governors and first ladies, and historic pieces of legislation.

CA State Flag

About CA State Symbols

Information about California’s state symbols, and how they came to be.

Educational Resources

This section includes teacher resources and an activity center of online games, as well as website links that provide additional information on the Capitol Museum, California history and government, and state curricula.


Become a Junior Ranger! Have fun exploring Capitol Park this summer to earn your Junior Ranger Badge. Learn how to use a compass and all about the plants and animals in this urban park with hands-on activities!

Ages 7-12