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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Family Life Guide to Local Museums

Dec 26, 2007 12:00AM

Sonoma County

Cloverdale

  • Cloverdale History Center and Gould-Shaw House Museum - FREE. W–M, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; S (members only), 9–11 a.m. 215 N Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale. 894-2067. cloverdalehistoricalsociety.org

Healdsburg

  • Healdsburg Museum - FREE. W–S, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 221 Matheson St. Healdsburg. 431-3325. healdsburgmuseum.org
  • The Hand Fan Museum of Healdsburg - FREE. W–S, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 219 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg. 431-2500. handfanmuseum.org

Jenner

  • Fort Ross State Historic Park - FREE. M–F, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 19005 Coast Hwy. Jenner. 847-3286. parks.ca.gov/?page_id=449

Petaluma

  • Military Antiques & Museum - FREE. Th–S, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 300 Petaluma Blvd N. Petaluma. 763-2220. militaryantiquesmuseum.com
  • Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park - $2–3, FREE for ages 5 & under. T–S, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 3325 Adobe Rd. Petaluma. 762-4871. petalumaadobe.com
  • Petaluma Historical Museum - FREE. Th–Sa, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; S, 12–3 p.m. 20 Fourth St. Petaluma. 778-4398. petalumamuseum.com
  • Petaluma Wildlife & Natural Science Museum - $5, FREE for ages 5 & under. 1st & 3rd Sa of every month (except holidays) 11 a.m.–3 p.m.. 201 Fair St. Petaluma. 778-4787. petalumawildlifemuseum.org

Santa Rosa

  • Art Museum of Sonoma County - $2–5, FREE for ages 12 & under. T–S, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 425 Seventh St. Santa Rosa. 579-1500. sonomacountymuseum.com
  • California Indian Museum & Cultural Center - FREE. M–F, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 5250 Aero Dr. Santa Rosa. 579-3004. cimcc.org
  • Charles M. Schulz Museum - $5–$12, FREE for ages 3 & under. Fall/Winter/Spring: M & W–F, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sa–S, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Summer: M–F, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sa–S, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 2301 Hardies Ln. Santa Rosa. 579-4452. schulzmuseum.org
  • Children's Museum of Sonoma County - $10, FREE for 12 months & under. Th–Sa, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; S, 12–4 p.m. 1835 W Steele Ln. Santa Rosa. 546-4069. cmosc.org
  • History Museum of Sonoma County - $7–10, FREE for ages 12 & under. T–S, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 425 Seventh St. Santa Rosa. 579-1500. sonomacountymuseum.com
  • Luther Burbank Home & Gardens - $8.50–$10, FREE for ages 12 & under. Garden Tours April–Oct: T–S, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 204 Santa Rosa Ave. Santa Rosa. 524-5445. lutherburbank.org
  • Pacific Coast Air Museum - $5–10, FREE for ages 6 & under. W–S, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 1 Air Museum Wy. Santa Rosa. 575-7900. pacificcoastairmuseum.org

Sebastopol

  • West County Museum - FREE. Th–S, 1–4 p.m. 261 S Main St. Sebastopol. 829-6711. wschsgrf.org/west-county-museum

Sonoma

  • Depot Park Museum - FREE. F–S, 1–4 p.m. 270 First St W. Sonoma. 938-1762. depotparkmuseum.org
  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art - $5–$10, FREE for ages 12 & under. W–S, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 551 Broadway. Sonoma. 939-7862. svma.org

Napa County

Calistoga

  • Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History - FREE. Daily, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 1311 Washington St. Calistoga. 942-5911. sharpsteenmuseum.org

St Helena

  • Robert Louis Stevenson Museum - FREE. T–Sa, 12–4 p.m. 1490 Library Ln. St Helena. 963-3757. stevensonmuseum.org

Yountville

  • Napa Valley Museum - $2.50–7, FREE 2nd Sa of every month. W–S, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 55 Presidents Cr. Yountville. 944-0500. napavalleymuseum.org

Mendocino County

Boonville

  • Anderson Valley Historical Museum - FREE. Feb-Nov: Sa–S, 1–4 p.m. 12340 Hwy 128. Boonville. 895-3207. andersonvalleymuseum.org

Elk

  • Greenwood Museum & Visitor Center - FREE. March–Oct: Sa–S, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 5980 S Hwy 1. Elk. 937-5804. mendoparks.org/greenwood-state-beach-elk-ca

Fort Bragg

  • Triangle Tattoo & Museum - FREE. Daily, 12–6 p.m. 356B N Main St. Fort Bragg. 964-8814. triangletattoo.com

Gualala

  • Dolphin Gallery - FREE. Th–M, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 39225 Hwy 1. Gualala. 884-3896. gualalaarts.org
  • Gualala Arts Center - FREE. M–F, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sa–S, 12–4 p.m. 46501 Old State Hwy. Gualala. 884-1138. gualalaarts.org

Mendocino

  • Ford House Museum - FREE. Daily, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 45035 Main St. Mendocino. 937-5397. mendoparks.org/mendocino-headlands-state-park-ford-house-museum
  • Kelley House Museum - FREE. F–M, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 45007 Albion St. Mendocino. 937-5791. kelleyhousemuseum.org
  • Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Museum & Marine Science Exhibit - FREE. Daily, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 45300 Lighthouse Rd. Mendocino. 937-6123 pointcabrillo.org

Point Arena

  • Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum - $1–$7.50, FREE for ages 4 & under. Memorial Day–Labor Day: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Labor Day – Memorial Day: 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.45500 Lighthouse Rd. Point Arena. 882-2809. pointarenalighthouse.com

Ukiah

  • Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House - $3–$4, FREE 1st F of every month. W–Sa, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; S, 12–4:30 p.m. 431 S Main St. Ukiah. 467-2836. gracehudsonmuseum.org

Willits

  • Mendocino County Museum - $1–$4, FREE for ages 5 & under. W–S, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 400 E Commercial St. Willits. 459-2736. mendocinomuseum.org

Lake County

Lakeport

  • Lake County Historic Courthouse Museum - FREE. W–Sa, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 255 N Main St. Lakeport. 263-4555. museums.lakecountyca.gov

Lower Lake

  • Lower Lake Historical Schoolhouse Museum - FREE. W–Sa, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 16435 Main St. Lower Lake. 995-3565. museums.lakecountyca.gov

Marin County

Novato

  • Marin Museum of Contemporary Art - FREE. W–F, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sa–S, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 500 Palm Dr. Novato. 415-506-0137. marinmoca.org
  • Museum of the American Indian - FREE. W–S, 12:30–4:30 p.m. 2200 Novato Blvd. Novato. 415-897-4064. marinindian.com
  • The Space Station Museum - FREE. F, 6–8 p.m.; Sa–S, 12–4 p.m. 464 Ignacio Blvd. Novato. 415-524-3940. thespacestationca.org

San Rafael

  • China Camp State Park - FREE. Daily, 8 a.m.–sunset. 100 China Camp Village Rd. San Rafael. 415-488-5161. parks.ca.gov/?page_id=466
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum - $13–$14. T–F, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sa–S, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.; select Ms (see website), 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. FREE 1st W of every month. 557 McReynolds Rd. Sausalito.415-339-3900. bayareadiscoverymuseum.org

San Francisco

  • Alcatraz - $22–$43, FREE for ages 4 & under. Fall/Winter: Daily day tours, 8:45 a.m.–4:25 p.m. Daily night tours, 3:50–6:40 p.m. Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing. San Francisco. 415-561-4900. nps.gov/alcatraz; alcatrazcruises.com
  • California Academy of Sciences - $25–$35, FREE for ages 3 & under. M–Sa, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; S, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Th Nightlife (21+), 6–10 p.m. 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park. San Francisco. 415-379-8000. calacademy.org
  • Conservatory of Flowers - $2–$8, FREE for ages 4 & under, FREE 1st T of every month. T–S, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 100 John F Kennedy Dr, Golden Gate Park. San Francisco. 415-666-7001. conservatoryofflowers.org
  • de Young Museum - $6–$15, FREE for ages 17 & under. T–S, 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.; select Ms (see website), 9:30 a.m.– 5:15 p.m. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park. San Francisco. 415-750-3600. deyoung.famsf.org
  • Exploratorium - $20–$30, FREE for ages 3 & under. Tue–Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Th (18+), 6–10 p.m. Pier 15, Embarcadero & Green St. San Francisco. 415-528-4444. exploratorium.edu
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - $19–$25, FREE for ages 18 & under. F–T, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Th, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. 151 Third St. San Francisco. 415-357-4000. sfmoma.org
  • San Francisco Zoo - $9.50–$19, FREE for ages 3 & under. Parking: M–F, $10; Sa–S, $12. Daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 1 Zoo Rd. San Francisco. 415-753-7080. sfzoo.org

Alameda County

Berkeley

  • Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley - $10–$12. Fall: W–S, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 1 Centennial Dr. Berkeley. 510-642-5132. lawrencehallofscience.org

Oakland

  • Oakland Museum of California - $7–$16, FREE for ages 8 & under ($5–$7.50 on F after 5 p.m., FREE for ages 18 & under). W–Th, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; F, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sa–S, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 1000 Oak St. Oakland. 510-318-8400. museumca.org
  • Oakland Zoo - $15–$19, FREE for ages 2 & under, ages 76 & up. Parking: $10/car, $13/bus. Zoo: Daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Adventure Landing: M–F, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sa–S, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 9777 Golf Links Rd. Oakland. 510-632-9525. oaklandzoo.org

Santa Clara County

San Jose

  • The Tech Museum of Innovation - $19–$24, FREE for ages 2 & under. IMAX: $8–$10. Daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 201 S Market St. San Jose. 408-294-8324. thetech.org