Wine Country Museums, Art, and Cultural Events

The wine country offers an array of museums, festivals and annual events in film, music, dance and theatre. Below is partial list of resources in Sonoma and Napa Counties.


California Indian Museum & Cultural Center

Educational programs and exhibitsabout the history, culture, and life of California native Americans.

Charles M. Schulz Museum

Museum dedicated to preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts

Children’s Museum of Sonoma

Interactive exhibits and educational programs in science and the arts.


Outdoor gardens, showcasing installations by landscape architects and designers. Educational seminars, public events, retail venues, dining and wine tasting.

Gould-Shaw House Museum

Cloverdale based historical center featuring ongoing exhibits and photo archives of the region.

Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society

Museum exhibits featuring history of Healdsburg and surrounding area through educational programs and historical research.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Registered National, State & City Historic Landmark in Santa Rosa honoring the life and work of world-renowned horticulturist Luther Burbank. Educational programs and plants sales.

Mission San Francisco Solano

Mission is named for St. Francis Solano, is part of the Sonoma State Historic Park.

Pacific Coast Air Museum

Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the acquisition, restoration, safe operation and display of historic aircraft.

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum

Neo-classical style building housing historical collections of the region.Stunning interior acoustics provide ultimate music experience for performers and audience.

Petaluma Trolley Museum

History with photo archives of the trolley and rail line system built in the late 1880’s.

Current developments propose connections through Petaluma’s historic downtown district and nearby destinations.

Petaluma Wildlife and Natural Science Museum

Non-for-profit museum operated by high school students with a mission to inspire the next generation environmentaleducation and conservation.

Santa Rosa Junior College Museum

ulticultural education through exhibits and educational programs.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Exhibits, performances, classes and events, in the visual, performing, literary and film arts.

Sonoma County Museum

Sonoma County’s museum offers ongoing exhibits, education and public programs.

Sonoma International Film Festival

Annual spring event featuring independent films and funding for visual arts education.

onoma Valley Historical Society and Depot Museum

Community museum with exhibits on Sonoma history

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Contemporary art exhibitions, films and cultural events.

The Hand Fan Museum

Educational and cultural programs, lectures and exhibits with collection of hand fans from around the world.

West County Museum

Changing exhibits with focus onwest Sonoma County history.


Arts in April

Annual Month-Long Celebration of Arts in Wineries

di Rosa Art

200 acres of vineyard, gardens, outdoor sculpture and annual events.

Hayburn: Gordon Huether Studio + Gallery

Gallery, public art, installations for architectural and landscape for projects throughout the world.

Hess Collection Winery & Contemporary Art Museum

Contemporary art collection with on-going exhibits and programs.

Live in the Vineyard

April and November

Three days of concerts, wine tastings, and culinary events

Music in the Vineyards

Annual summer chamber music festival with participating wineries

Napa County Historical Society

Tours, educational programs and events

Napa Valley Festival del Sole

Summer concert series, wine, culinary, and art events

Napa ValleyFilm Festival


Napa Valley Museum

Local and regional artists including painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, film, video and crafts.

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theatre

Performing arts and educational programs

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

Summer Writers’ Conference Hosted by Napa Valley College

Uptown Theatre

Concert, film and cultural events venues

Napa Valley Jazz Society

Music events, youth education, and scholarship programs.

Silverado Museum

Museum and ongoing education and research regarding collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's life and work.

Shakespeare Napa Valley

Free annual outdoor summer series

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