Visitors to Cal State Long Beach can find activities. lectures and learning opportunities on campus. They also can buy school-sponored merchandise to show off their Beach spirit.
Guided individual/family/group tours are generally offered weekdays during the above periods (except during campus closures for breaks, holidays and during finals). Limited tours are available during the winter and summer session. When guided tours are unavailable, consider visiting the university by using our interactive map (click on Tours and select Self-Guided Tour) or by downloading a Self-Guided Tour.
The Earl Burns Miller Garden is situated on the Cal State Long Beach campus, a 1.3-acre Hill and Pond Japanese-style garden that was built through a generous donation from Mrs. Loraine Miller Collins in honor of her late husband, Earl Burns Miller. Founded as a resource for the campus and community, the garden advances the university’s interest in international education and student engagement. It serves as an outdoor classroom setting for the visual arts and student mentoring, and is a popular wedding venue.
Each season, the Carpenter Performing Arts Center presents a variety of music, dance, family, comedy and cabaret events by some of the country’s leading artists and ensembles. Complementing the performances on the stage is Arts for Life – a comprehensive education initiative that provides free arts events for all ages. See the complete season at Carpenter PAC.
Long Beach State is widely recognized as one of the most successful athletic programs in the Big West Conference, having produced dozens of high-caliber athletes and Olympians. The Beach competes in 19 men’s and women’s sports at the Division I level, and has produced seven national championships, including the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Volleyball Championship title.
The Dirtbags baseball team has appeared in four College World Series and the women’s basketball team has reached the NCAA Final Four twice.
The on-campus museum is a unique cultural institution with an emphasis on multidisciplinary education. The Kleefeld Contemporary serves the university and community and plays a vital role in training future museum and art professionals. It routinely showcases high-quality exhibitions and maintains a permanent collection of site-specific outdoor sculptures and the Gordon F. Hampton Collection of American paintings and prints.
The Science Learning Center provides unique learning experiences for elementary and middle school-aged students in local communities, as well as the CSULB students through exhibits and activities that encourage questioning and hands-on investigation. Through both on-site and outreach programs, the Center seeks to support STEM awareness and interest, to inform and support local science education.
Healthy bodies and minds are the goal of LifeFit @The Beach. The center offers classes and workshops in its well-equipped facilities centering on improving the health and spirit of all community members 49 years and older.
In addition to supporting the instructional and research needs of the CSULB faculty, students and staff, the University Library is a community resource and offers services to visitors, such as access to library books and other materials in open collections. Community members also have access to federal and state government publications, research assistance and OneSearch, the school’s web-based catalog, Wi-Fi among services.