Today, we head to the Charles Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA. You buy tickets at the door ($5 for kids; $12 for adults).
Address: 2301 Hardies Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
I’d say just about anyone is going to enjoy this museum. Kids (we have a 6 year-old boy) will love the giant statues…adults will too. And Adults will appreciate seeing Schultz’s creative process.
Big, Fun Statues
There are tons of statues inside and outside the museum:
Charles Schultz Studio
My favorite part of the museum was seeing Schultz’s studio (where he drew):
Schultz did his sketches on yellow pads and threw the drafts away into a waste basket before picking a final sketch. At the end of the day, his assistant took the crumpled ones home and ironed them out. You can now see those old drafts:
Quotes by Charles Schultz
The museum has a handful of quotes by Schultz like these:
There’s a fun theatre at the museum that runs Peanuts cartoons:
Labrynth the Shape of Snoopy’s Head
Outdside the museum is a labyrinth the shape of Snoopy’s head:
Ice Rink Across the Street
Schultz was a hockey player and so the museum has an ice skating rink (called Redwood Empire Ice Arena) across the street
The rink is open to public skating:
Adults (18 & over) $11.00
Juniors (12 to 17) $11.00
Child (11 & under) $9.00
Skate Rental $4.00
…more info is here: https://www.snoopyshomeice.com/public-skating
They have a simple cafe with a great view of the skaters:
Our 6-year old loved the special Snoopy Hot Chocolate:
Outside the Ice rink, there are more fun Peanuts statues and art work:
Tip: Check the calendar ahead of time for special events
Make sure to check out the Schultz Museum Calendar. Today, we lucked out. Liza Donnelly, a cartoonist from New York Magazine, was here signing here book: Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists. It was free…part of the Schultz Museum experience — they are cool like this.
This is a slam-dunk place for adults and kids to visit.