We are passionately committed to continuing to serve our community. Being closed has a significant financial impact on our organization. We know that there are many economic challenges affecting everyone. But if at all possible, please consider  becoming a member  or making a donation  to help the Museum at this time. Thank you!


Welcome Back!

We are pleased to announce that we are officially permitted to reopen our doors! We know the last few months have been challenging and we hope you are all safe and well. We sincerely thank you for continuing to support the Museum of Sonoma County and look forward to welcoming you back through our doors soon!

Members-Only Soft Opening
Wednesday, July 1-Friday, July 3

Public Reopening
Beginning Thursday, July 9
New Hours: Thursday-Sunday
To our loyal members: As a token of our appreciation, we invite you to be among the first to revisit the Museum! All existing memberships have been extended by one month. You will not need new membership cards; our team and participating reciprocal museums are aware of the extension. Expiring before July 1st? Renew today!
While museums in Sonoma County are permitted to reopen sooner, we are taking the necessary time to ensure we can provide a safe environment for your next visit.

Steps we're taking to make your visit safer:
How you can help make the Museum safer:

  • Please do not visit if you feel sick, have a temperature above 100°F, or have recently been in contact with someone who is sick
  • Have membership card(s) present or purchase tickets in advance (advance purchase ticketing available soon)
  • Avoid unnecessary touching of surfaces
  • Properly worn face masks are required for visitors over the age of 2 (Per Order C1907)
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance from those not from your household; children must stay with adults at all times

Protocols subject to change to comply with evolving health and safety guidelines.
Tours, Events, and In-Person Programs

All in-person gatherings have been cancelled until further notice. We encourage you to check out our calendar of events to join us for one of our online programs.
For Our High-Risk Community

We understand that for many, venturing outside may still not be a safe option. Our team remains committed to continuing to offer online content. Please visit our website and social media accounts to access online programming, virtual tours, and more!
Questions or Concerns? We're Here to Help!
(707) 579-1500 (press 0 for assistance)
Pre-registration for this free virtual program is required
Celebrating Pride Month

This Thursday, June 25, 2020
7:00-8:30pm (PT)

Join us via Zoom for a lecture and Q&A with Tina Dungan and Shad Reinstein, creators of the Sonoma County LGTBQI Timeline. They will be discussing the unique history of lesbians in Sonoma County and how these women have made an impact on our community.

This program was made possible with support from California Humanities , a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities . Visit  https://calhum.org/ .
Pre-registration for this free virtual program is required
A Free Virtual Children's Pencil Drawing Series
with Sandra Novia

Monday, July 6 Through Friday, July 10
11:00-11:30am (Monday-Thursday)
11:00am-12:00pm (Friday)

Join Museum of Sonoma County Teaching Artist Sandra Novia for a series of simple 30-minute landscape-inspired drawings lessons. The series will culminate in an hour-long lesson, during which students will combine what they have learned about shape, texture, and perspective, to create a more complex landscape scene.

This free series of lessons is open to all; recommended for families with children ages 7-10.  Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend each day of the series.

In Case You Missed It
Recordings of Landscape Programs Now Available
Introductory Landscape Painting Class with Martín Zúñiga
Landscape Artist to Landscape Activist: An Evening with Diane Burko

As we navigate through these challenging and unprecedented times, we are interested in hearing from you! Please take a few moments to let us know how we're doing and what you'd like to see from MSC. Thank you for your time and feedback.
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From the MSC Team

While our galleries may be closed to the public, our dedicated team is still committed to carrying out our mission to “engage and inspire" our community. We are continuing to care for our collection, prepare for upcoming exhibitions, and planning virtual public programs.
"I am currently working on a major new exhibition that will occupy the upstairs, mezzanine galleries at the museum sometime in 2021. . . This project really gets to the core of why the Museum exists! Not only do we collect, store, and preserve physical objects in our collection, it is our job to maintain the stories and information that go along with those objects. It’s our mission to make the important stories of who we are accessible for everyone- and hopefully in a way that entertains and educates."

-Eric Stanley, Associate Director and Curator of History

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