2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, California 95403
Visiting: A fee is normally charged for admission (around $10 adult). Check the calendar of events on the museum website for guest artist lectures and demonstrations, theme days and festivals happening throughout the year. Open daily during summer, closed Tuesday in winter season, and also closed on major holidays.
Everybody wants to laugh. It's the
healthy thing to do for yourself.
Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and the gang
were the cast of characters for Peanuts,
a syndicated cartoon series appearing in
newspapers around the globe, that got
people thinking outside the box and
laughing a lot. The creations of Charles
Schulz, a prolific artist and cartoonist
from Santa Rosa, California, helped
others to look at the lighter side of
life–sometimes through the eyes of a
dog. Schulz is no longer with us, but
his legacy is carried on by his family,
friends and fans. You can visit the
Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa and
learn all about this famous character
through his memorabilia, actual cartoon
sketches and unique items that offer
insight into the visionary's way of
making magic on pages.
When you enter the museum, a tile mural from Japanese artist Yoshiteru Otani in the Great Hall is comprised of 3,588 Peanuts comic strips printed on individual 2- by 8-inch ceramic tiles. Measuring approx. 17 x 22 feet, the tile mural features an image of Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown. It's fun to look at, but is just the start of an adventure that will keep you smiling. Sparky's Studio recreates the working studio of Charles M. Schulz, who was nicknamed Sparky, and rotating exhibits provide a reason to return time after time.