The California Building, with its elaborated carved Spanish-Colonial façade, was built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition to house an anthropology exhibition featuring collections from around the world. Some of these artifacts, like the casts of huge Maya monuments which sit in the main lobby, are still on display. Other exhibits cover human evolution, ancient Egypt, and native Californians.
The museum is accessible but a few of the exhibit cases are too high to fully view the contents from a seated position. A lift accesses the “Adventure Kids in Egypt” section. A key is provided to operate the lift after a driver’s license is handed over to insure the return of the key.
The parking lot near the museum may fill but the large lot on the east side of Park Blvd. or the zoo lot are good spots for RV parking. The sidewalks and curb cuts are in fairly good condition