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“Good if you're an avid Peanuts fan. Otherwise, it's just ok.”

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Ranked #5 of 103 things to do in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This looked like a fun place, so we decided to give it a try. We both grew up enjoying the Peanuts comics and TV specials. The building is beautiful and the two prominent wall art displays (wood relief of the evolution of Snoopy and a comic strip panel made up of many comic strips) were very nice. There are a few other interesting things, but for a museum of this size, it seems the exhibits were limited. I guess there is only so much one can expect, but we were expecting more than we saw.

The first volunteer we talked with was great. Very informative and seemed provide just the right amount and detail of information. As we were exploring the upper level, we overheard one of the volunteers who had "cornered" a guest and was extending the conversation beyond what the guest wanted. The guest was being very polite, but was clearly trying to wrap up the conversation. Rather than becoming "trapped", we decided to dodge that volunteer and continue the tour on our own.

Overall, we didn't think it was worth the cost, but there were some fun aspects. It seems many people really enjoy their visit, so don't rely solely on this review.

You can pick up a brochure at the Santa Rosa visitors center at Railroad Square (and probably hotels and other places) which includes $1 off per person.

1  Thank Steven W
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Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

On our trip to Sonoma & San Fran, a pit stop in Santa Rosa at the Charles Schulz Museum was always on the agenda. I'm glad we made the stop. The location is beautiful and the property is bigger than I expected. We were guided by the friendly and knowledgable volunteers, there was one older married couple in particular who were so informative and pleasant. They really made our visit extra special. It was rather quiet that day so we were really able to look around at all the galleries, including the history of Charles Schulz as well as the history & growth of his licensed product.
Upstairs is a great interactive book room where my husband even made an origami dog house! So cute!
Around the property are great sculptures of some favorite characters.
I think this is a great place to visit for any age group. You can spend at least a few hours here and walk across the street to the famed ice skating rink, or the Warm Puppy cafe and the larger gift shop.

Thank Christine S
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Something for everyone. This is Schultz's town. There wonderful drawings, cartoons, statues, memorabilia etc. There are in-depth exhibits. There are non Peanuts-related exhibits that give an insight into the cartoonist. A nice way to spend the morning or afternoon. Very good value/.

Thank mary m
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Interesting exhibits, especially if you love the peanuts gang. If you visit the museum, be sure to also catch a skating session at the ice arena. You won't regret it.

Thank J W
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

This wonderful museum on the life and influences on Charles Schultz stirred so many memories of his work that I have enjoyed over the year.

Thank parishfm
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