Charles M. Schulz Museum
Charles M. Schulz Museum
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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View the largest collection of original Peanuts art work in the world at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Visitors can laugh at Schulz’s original comic strips, learn about the art of cartooning and Schulz’s role in its development, view a re-creation of Schulz’s art studio, watch animated Peanuts specials and documentaries in the theater, and draw cartoons in the hands-on education room. The Museum features a Peanuts tile mural (made from comic strips), a wrapped Snoopy doghouse, morphing Snoopy, Snoopy labyrinth, Kite-Eating tree, and three exhibition galleries that change every 6 months.
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B_Pope
Napa, CA376 contributions
Three of us visited the museum in June; two adults ($12 each) and one senior adult ($8). The volunteers were very, very helpful; without them we wouldn't have known where to start to maximize our experience. Their suggestions definitely provided the best path through the building. There are two great art installations in the Great Hall; the more you look the more impressed you will be. The comic strip gallery is charming, and the room showing other artists gives good insight into those who were Schultz's influence and inspiration. Upstairs is a reconstruction of Schutz's studio worth seeing. It took me a while to make sense of the "wrapped Snoopy house" art installation. Take the time to read the plaques, and you'll get it. Once I understood, I appreciated it more. At first I thought the Education Room was reserved for visiting school groups, but it's open for anyone to wander in and try their hand on the arts and crafts projects.
Allow about a half day for your visit; a morning or an afternoon.
Written July 22, 2022
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AnAnthropologist
Florida1,261 contributions
Couples
We stopped here primarily to kill time between checking out from one hotel and checking into another one but it was worth a visit. It is a combination of a shrine to the man and a nice collection of cartoons and memorabilia. FYI- it you are a member of a North American Reciprocal Museum you can receive free admission which we didn’t realize until after we had paid the entrance fee.
Written November 28, 2021
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JimRiesterer
Edina, MN4,616 contributions
Couples
Having grown up on Peanuts cartoons and TV specials as well as having worked a bit with Sparky early in my career, it was a great treat to visit this museum that chronicles his life, military service and career. You learn about his start and see early strips while chuckling to yourself reading iconic strips displayed throughout the two-story building. The place is filled with joy and whimsy from the “actual” kite eating tree in the shady courtyard to the classic image of CB trying to kick the football. A couple hour visit is sufficient to take most of it in and it was helpful having one of our party cite from Wikipedia as we drive up for our visit. You really get a feel for this gentle and talented man who never let his wealth of fame go to his head.

We sure to walk across the street and poke your head into his ice arena or have a bite at the warm puppy cafe.
Written May 30, 2022
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SisBoston
Arlington, MA645 contributions
We usually think of Santa Rosa as a pass-through point on the way to wine country. But hidden on a small side street is this gem of a museum definitely worth a visit. The thought, the care, the attention to detail that went into the development of the museum and display of Schulz’s work reflects the care and attention he gave to his strip. Even if you don’t want to delve into his psyche and accomplishments, just walk around, read the strips, take a picture at Lucy’s Psych Help booth, and enjoy a film or two in the theatre. Bet you’ll be smiling when you leave! (And be sure to check out the bathrooms!
Written August 7, 2022
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ettaylor
Portland, OR156 contributions
Family
My daughter and I are big fans and we decided to take a weekend trip to see the museum. If you are a fan this seems like a must. We were not disappointed. We both thoroughly enjoyed the museum.

It is not huge, but we took our time and read almost everything as we went through the museum. Some of my favorite parts were how the comic strip characters were apart of so much actual history. The current Lucy exhibit was a great example.

The grounds are great. We walked over to the ice rink and cafe. It was closed to the public, but there was practice going on the ice. The gift shop by the ice rink is very cool with lots of items at reasonable prices.

We also walked to see the ball field, tennis court and the studio. We spent almost four hours enjoying it all.

Again, if you are a fan I think this is a must to visit.
Written April 29, 2021
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320Satisfied
Atlanta, GA51 contributions
My husband and I went to the Charles Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa Cal. I guess you could say that we were reliving childhood memories. There seemed to be a lot of adults there reliving their childhood memories. We believe this is what keeps all of us young, and the museum puts a smile on your face and on your heart.
The whole experience was very enjoyable. The people who work there are nice and knowledgeable. They all seemed to enjoy their jobs.
My husband and I recommend everyone to go to the museum.
Written July 29, 2022
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snoopy647
Victoria, Canada2,784 contributions
We went several years ago when we attended "Beaglefest" and stopped in again on our way down to the Desert. So worthwhile and thoughtfully done to commemorate the work/art that Charles Schulz left the world. He was a true artist that many of us grew up with viewing his column every day in our local paper. Myself and my husband appreciate all the love and wise words he left for everyone. He is so missed, but definitely not forgotten. Wonderful museum for ALL ages.
Written July 1, 2022
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amazingsoccerman
Maple Valley, WA51 contributions
Stopped in between wine tastings. Glad we did! An informative museum where we learned about the life of Charles Schultz, but it was also very nostalgic, having grown up with Peanuts (like everyone over the age of 20 did). So many funny cartoons! It's not a large museum so you don't have to spend a huge amount of time there.
Written May 31, 2022
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Hsin-Yi W
Forest Hills, NY967 contributions
Family
Charles M Schulz Museum is totally worth a visit if you are a fan of the adorable Snoopy, Charles Brown and their friends.

It took us about 1.5 hours drive which was quite bad from San Francisco to Santa Rosa. There were also some famous “farm-to-table” restaurants that you should plan to visit at the same trip.

The admission is $12 for adults and tickets for seniors and students are also available. We were there for about 2 hours including watching a short Peanuts movie.

The exhibition is great with interesting information like the history, manuscript and vintage merchandise. Visitors can take lots of photos with character statues standing around the museum.

The souvenir store is amazing as well with a variety of products and the most memorable part for me was they had a collaboration T-shirt from other countries including my hometown Taiwan.
Written April 7, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderfully detailed review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Museum and hope you can visit us again sometime.
Written December 28, 2020
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Christopher L
Park City, UT10 contributions
This was a great stop if you are an afternoon arrival into Sonoma County and can't do a wine tasting. I had no idea that Charles Schulz loved sports and hockey so much. He built an ice rink for the community in the late 60s that is still operating today. The museum is really well done and you can see everything from his influnces to how he created something that people throughout the world enjoyed.
Also, if you are penny press people, there are machines at the museum, the ice rink and the gift shop.
Written April 16, 2022
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Charles M. Schulz Museum is open:
  • Mon - Mon 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Fri 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM