2020 Events Calendar
SANTA ROSA, Calif.- A popular destination for Roseville and Rocklin area families, the Peanuts Gang awaits with another full season of interactive fun at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center.
All programs are included with museum admission unless otherwise stated. Events and details subject to change; check schulzmuseum.org for updates.
All March events have been cancelled through March 31 or until further notice.
All Spring Break classes have been cancelled.
Friday, April 3, 7:00 pm
First Friday Film Series: Dr. Strangelove
See one of Charles Schulz’s favorite movies on the big screen! Peter Sellers stars in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), a satirical comedy about an insane leader on the path to start a nuclear war. Free for members / $5 general; includes popcorn and candy. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.
Sunday, April 5, 10:00 am-2:30 pm
Girl Scout Day: Mud Pies & Jelly Beans
Get started on your Girl Scout cooking badges by working with local culinary experts, learning about healthy foods, trying some new cuisines, and making your own savory and sweet snacks. Also, ice skate at Snoopy’s Home Ice and earn a Schulz Museum fun patch. Call (707) 544-5472 for fees and reservations, or visit the Girl Scouts of Northern California website.
Saturday, April 11
Kids Free Day
Celebrate spring with hands-on crafts and free admission for kids!
Saturday, April 11, 1:00-3:00 pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist
Meet, watch, and talk to Dana Simpson, creator of the syndicated comic strip and graphic novel series Phoebe and her Unicorn and the web comic Ozy and Millie, as she welcomes her latest graphic novel, Camping with Unicorns (Andrews McMeel Publishing, April 2020).
Saturday, April 18, 5:00-9:00 pm
Kids Night at the Museum
Drop your kids off for after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum, including a pizza dinner, games, art, crafts, and cartooning. Advance registration required. $25 per child for members / $32 per child general. Discount of $5 off for siblings.
Monday, April 27, 10:00 am-Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones
Designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers, enjoy stories, crafts, and activities on the last Monday of the month (March-September). $5 per child / free for up to 2 adults per child before 11:00 am. Regular museum admission applies after 11:00 am.
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Peace, Love, and Woodstock (through March 8, 2020)
Named for the 1969 music festival, Woodstock may be the smallest Peanuts character, but he has a huge presence. Take a trip through the life of Woodstock and see why this little bird has captured hearts and inspired laughs with his eccentric ways. Sponsored by Image 360 and Recology.
Abracadabra! Magic in Peanuts (through January 19, 2020)
Charles Schulz loved sleight of hand and stage magic of all kinds. Learn how the cartoonist brought magic into the panels of Peanuts. See original comic strip art, animation cels, and a selection of the magic items that belonged to Schulz-no hocus pocus required.
Hidden Treasures: Unseen Originals from the Collection (through May 25, 2020)
With nearly 8,000 original Peanuts comic strips in the Schulz Museum’s collection, there are many treasures that have yet to be displayed. Some are strips that have been recently acquired and others haven’t fit into an exhibition theme-until now. In this exhibition, peek into the pillars of Peanuts through never-before-exhibited original comic art by Charles M. Schulz.
Greetings, Charlie Brown! The Peanuts-Hallmark Connection (January 23-July 12, 2020)
In the early 1960s, the Peanuts Gang leapt off the comics page and into households, due in large part to Arnold Shapiro, an early Peanuts fan and longtime editor at Hallmark Greeting Cards who fostered the iconic partnership between the two global brands. Discover the early connection between Peanuts and Hallmark through a display of original prototype sketches by Schulz, product mock-ups, and early Hallmark products.
Lucy! Fussbudget to Feminist (March 15, 2020-March 7, 2021)
In honor of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial in 2020, the Schulz Museum celebrates the leading lady of Peanuts, Lucy Van Pelt. Whether she’s running her own psychiatric booth or stealing a football, Lucy is ready to tackle anything-literally! See the evolution of this female icon through original Peanuts artwork, never-before-seen material from the archives, and more. Plus, visitors will have a chance to dish their own advice straight from Lucy’s psychiatric booth. Sponsored by the Press Democrat and the North Bay Business Journal.
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452 | schulzmuseum.org
The Museum is located 50 miles north of San Francisco by car on Highway 101.
HOURS AND ADMISSION
Monday to Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm (Closed Tuesdays from Labor Day-Memorial Day)
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Museum Members, children 3 and under: Free
Seniors 62 and over (with ID): $8.00
Children 4-18 and college students (with ID): $5.00