Ventura Museums

Visit Ventura Museums for a first hand look
at Ventura's vibrant history

Museum of Ventura CountyMuseum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
Ventura, California 93001

Hours:  11am to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday
Admission:  Free (except some events)

The Museum will be celebrating its centennial throughout 2013 with birthday-inspired exhibitions and events. Rotating exhibits include works by local photographers, artwork created by Ventura County residents or inspired by Ventura County locations, and historical artifacts from the region. The Museum also hosts gallery talks featuring curators and artists. The first Sunday of the month is free to the general public. Admission: $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children (ages 6-17)

Albinger MuseumAlbinger Archaelogical Museum
113 West Main Street
Ventura, California 93001

Temporarily Closed to the Public

Artifacts from Pre-chumash & Chumash cultures, Mission and Rancho eras along with items of everyday life from turn of the century settlers, tell the story of Ventura's early beginnings.

Channel Islands Visitors CenterChannel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 658-5730

Hours:  8:30 to 4:30 weekdays, 8:00 to 5:00 weekends
Admission:  Free

This small but informative center is one of the lesser known Ventura museums. It features a living tide pool, island models and educational films where you and your children can learn about the ancient history of these majestic islands and the approximately 145 unique species, found nowhere else in the world, that call these islands home.  Read more...

Olivas AdobeOlivas Adobe Historical Park
4200 Olivas Park Drive
Ventura, CA 93003

Tour Hours:  10 am to 4 pm Saturdays and Sundays only
Park Grounds: Open Daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The main house for the Rancho San Miguel was one of the few two-story haciendas in Southern California and one of the most impressive homes in the Santa Clara River Valley. The Olivas Adobe has stood the test of time and is now a museum where you can get a glimpse of the Ranchero life.  As a special treat, the museum puts on a special candlelight tour every Christmas.

Gull Wings MuseumGull Wings Museum
418 W. 4th Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

Hours:  Tuesday thru Saturday  10 am -5 pm

Dedicated to providing a place for children and their families to explore and discover together the wonders of the world around us, Gull Wings features over 15 hands-on exhibits or, as they like to say, imagination stations.

Murphy Auto MuseumMurphy Auto Museum
2230 Statham Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93033

Hours:  Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm
Suggested Donation: $9.00 adults, $5.00 children

You don’t have to be a car buff to appreciate the mint collection of over 40 cars in this car-enthusiasts-dream-come-true of a museum. Celebrating 100+ years of automobiles, it houses a large variety of vintage and special interest vehicles sure to leave you awe-struck.

Ventura County Maritime MuseumVentura County Maritime Museum
2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard , CA 93035

Hours:  11am to 5pm Daily. Closed New Year’s Day , Thanksgiving and Christmas .

Enjoy Ventura’s special connection to the Pacific Ocean thru world class maritime art and ship model exhibits amid an ocean breeze. Exhibits change often so there’s always something new to see!

Reagan Library and MuseumReagan Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm every day. Closed New Year´s, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Admission: $6.00-$12.00; Children under 11 Free

Perched atop a picturesque bluff overlooking Simi Valley, the museum includes a replica of the Oval Office; a Berlin Wall exhibit and a chance to climb aboard the impressive Air Force One which served seven U.S. presidents.

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