Quality Inn & Suites
3000 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: (707) 521-2100
Fax: (707) 521-2101
3000 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA, US, 95407
- Phone: (707) 521-2100
- Fax: (707) 521-2101
Arts & Museums
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.
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.
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.
Sharpsteen Museum divides its exhibits between the work of Disney animator Ben Sharpsteen, his colleagues, and topics of local historical interest. Particular attention is given to Sam Brannan, who gave the town its name. Brannan, a colorful character and pitchman, is also credited with sparking the 1849 Gold Rush. The Sharpsteen Museum's great strength is its focus; the exhibits are invariably interesting and amusing.
Art is a gift and the I. Wolk Gallery displays works of such gifted artists. The spacious gallery contains a number of unusual and uncommon works - some on paper, some sculpture and many paintings. Both established and emerging artists are represented here, including Lowell Herrero, Woodward Payne, Lynn E. Klein, Thomas Monaghan and Graham Moody. All works of art displayed here are for sale. Please call for prices.
Silverado Museum hosts an exhibit of Robert Louis Stevenson ephemera such as 8000 manuscripts, photos, letters and the like. It is in fact the largest collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's works outside of Scotland and a must-see for fans of his work. Virtually all of his first editions are here. Stevenson spent his honeymoon in the area and wrote The Silverado Squatters.