5100 Montero Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: (707) 664-1155
Fax: (707) 664-8566
Arts & Museums
Petaluma Historical Library and Museum is part of a building originally built in the early 20th Century. The museum is famed for the various articles it houses and the free-standing leaded glass dome that is a part of the building and one of the largest in North California. The exhibits here are about the egg and dairy industries, the riverside and the Miwok Indians. The museum also has a historical research library that includes books on genealogy, architectural research of Petaluma, early maps, the Vallejo land grant and books relating to the exhibits of the Museum.
The Petaluma Wildlife & Natural Science Museum has a huge collection of taxidermied animals as well as live animals, and is open to the public every Saturday. The property also includes an aviary, dioramas, and a fossil and mineral collection.
Located at Sonoma State Historic Park, Lachryma Montis was constructed by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo in the period between 1851 and 1852. The estate's name, which is Latin for 'mountain tear', was derived from its proximity to a spring the locals called 'Chiucuyem', or 'crying mountain'. Today, the estate has been preserved in order to give visitors a glimpse into General Vallejo's life and times.
Many exciting and educational exhibits that feature Sonoma County artists are presented at this gallery which is operated by the Arts Council.
Sonoma County Museum, located in downtown Santa Rosa, stands in appreciation to Sonoma County's unique history, art and culture. Opened in 1985, the museum has over 25,000 exhibits of regional historic articles like wooden furniture, paintings ceramics, documents photograph and a lot more. The museum hosts a number of programs for children and families to educate them on Sonoma's history. Tours are conducted to some of Sonoma's historic sites. You can also visit the museum's shop where there is a large selection of creations from local artists, so take your pick.
The permanent collection at this museum honors Native American artists with items on display including photographs, basketry, pottery, sculptures, and beadwork.
Enjoy spectacular planetarium shows that will thrill both children and adults. A different show is presented each month. Show times are at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sundays.
If you love Peanuts (the comic strip), this is your paradise. From Schulz's original works to his witty quotes, you will find it all. Designed by David Robinson, the museum reflects Schulz's personality and style - modest, low key and comfortable. The area covers 27,384 square feet (8346.6 square meters) with permanent and temporary galleries, a 100-seat auditorium, classroom space and outdoor gardens and exhibits. See the website for complete museum details.
Six local artists are showcased at this arts center that also hosts a variety of cultural and popular programs and performances. The California Museum of Art is also housed here.
Michael Leu Fine Arts Gallery is owned and operated by artist Michael Leu. Michael won accolades at an early age and tends to paint on any subject including cats, woman, street scenes, etc. The gallery showcases different types of art styles and is also the venue for art festivals. The collection here includes paintings, serigraphs and prints.
Established in 1989, the Pacific Coast Air Museum is a beautiful facility that strives to preserve and protect the history of aviation. The museum has over 30 exhibits which help the visitors understand more about aircrafts & avation. The museum also conducts various programs and events to entertain and educate its visitors. For upcoming events and other details please connect to the museum's website.
Founded as Inglenook in 1880, the historic Rubicon Estate has the honor of being one of the few remaining family-owned wine estates of its magnitude in existence. It is comprised of 235 acres (95 hectares) of organically certified vineyards, and is located in Napa Valley's Rutherford appellation. Rubicon Estate is home to the region's most famous Chateau and Rubicon—the estate's flagship wine. Dominated by a special clone of Cabernet Sauvignon that can be traced back to the original vineyard plantings of 1880, Rubicon is a Bordeaux blend that reflects the unique terrain of this property. In addition to the collection of award-winning wines, Rubicon Estate offers an array of tours and tastings, some historical, others are hands-on and interactive. From guided walks through the vineyard to barrel sample tasting in the cellar, the property's tour guides are experts at creating dynamic wine experiences for all guests. The estate also is home to the Centennial Museum housing memorabilia from Francis Ford Coppola's movies.