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2021 Fall Events Calendar

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – A full season of family fun is in store at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center.

From the long-awaited return of in-person programs like Museum Mondays for Little Ones and the First Friday Film Series, to favorite holiday traditions like the Thanksgiving Celebration with Snoopy and the New Year’s Eve balloon drop, find the details listed below.



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All programs are included with Museum admission unless otherwise stated. Events and details subject to change; check schulzmuseum.org for updates.

SEPTEMBER

Monday, September 27, 2021, 10:00 am-Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones is BACK!
Stories, movement games, crafts, and other fun activities designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. This Monday, celebrate the fall season. Print and collage with leaves, string a colorful cereal bird feeder, mix and paint with fall colors, and more! Museum Mondays happens every Monday through February 2022. Price: $7.00 per child/free for up to two adults per child before 11:00 am. After 11:00 am, regular Museum admission applies. Free to members with Family level membership and higher.

OCTOBER

Friday, October 1, 2021, 7:00 pm
Fall First Friday Film Series: Dr. Strangelove
Watch Charles Schulz’s favorite films on the big screen. This month, Peter Sellers stars in Stanley Kubrick’s satirical comedy about an insane leader on the path to start a nuclear war, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Sponsored by Craig Schulz. Price: $7.00 for public/ free for members; includes popcorn and candy. Advance tickets available! See schulzmuseum.org for details.

Snoopy

Mondays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021, 10:00 am-Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones
Stories, movement games, crafts, and other fun activities designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Price: $7.00 per child/free for up to two adults per child before 11:00 am. After 11:00 am, regular Museum admission applies. Free to members with Family level membership and higher.

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Kids Night at the Museum
Drop your kids off for after-hours fun! Collage a creepy character, make pumpkin pie playdough, weave a spider’s web, and enjoy more monstrously fun activities. Also, eat a pizza dinner, play games, and watch a movie! Recommended for ages 5-10. Registration required. Price: $35.00 per child; use code Family5 at checkout for $5.00 off per sibling. Members receive 20% off the per-child-fee only.

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Comic Artist Badge Workshop for Girl Scouts
IN-PERSON: Girl Scout Cadettes will earn and receive their Comic Artist Badge in this in-person workshop at the Schulz Museum. Museum staff will teach you how to develop stories and characters and create your own four-panel comic strip from beginning to end, while completing all five steps of the Comic Artist badge. Price: $35.00 per Scout. Advance registration required.

OR

ONLINE: Girl Scout Cadettes will earn and receive their Comic Artist Badge in this special online workshop streamed live from the Schulz Museum. Museum staff will teach you how to develop stories and characters and create your own four-panel comic strip from beginning to end, while completing all five steps of the Comic Artist badge. Price: $35.00 per Scout. Advance registration required.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 am-Noon
Homeschool Day: Art and Creativity
Invent, innovate, and delve into the creative process! Join the Schulz Museum for a morning of hands-on exploration. Experiment with solar cars, basic coding, building LED throwies, making your own paint, and more! Price: $10.00 per child. Chaperones free. Register by October 15 and receive an early registration discount of $2.00 per child applied automatically at check out. Ice skating at Snoopy’s Home Ice also available from 12:30 pm-2:00 pm for $7.00 per person. Online and pre-registration closes at 5:00 pm on Monday, October 25. All registrations after October 25: $12.00 per child.

Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER

Mondays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021, 10:00 am-Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones
Stories, movement games, crafts, and other fun activities designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Price: $7.00 per child/free for up to two adults per child before 11:00 am. After 11:00 am, regular Museum admission applies. Free to members with Family level membership and higher.

Friday, November 5, 2021, 7:00 pm
Fall First Friday Film Series: The Last Picture Show
Watch Charles Schulz’s favorite films on the big screen. This month, watch Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd in the Oscar-winning film, The Last Picture Show (1971), a coming-of-age story set in a culturally and economically dying Texas town. Sponsored by Craig Schulz. Price: $7.00 for public/free for members; includes popcorn and candy. Advance tickets available! See schulzmuseum.org for details.

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Comic Artist Badge Workshop for Girl Scouts
IN-PERSON: Girl Scout Cadettes will earn and receive their Comic Artist Badge in this special in-person workshop at the Schulz Museum. Museum staff will teach you how to develop stories and characters and create your own four-panel comic strip from beginning to end, while completing all five steps of the Comic Artist badge. Price: $35.00 per Scout. Advance registration required.

OR

ONLINE: Girl Scout Cadettes will earn and receive their Comic Artist Badge in this special online workshop streamed live from the Schulz Museum. Museum staff will teach you how to develop stories and characters and create your own four-panel comic strip from beginning to end, while completing all five steps of the Comic Artist badge. Price: $35.00 per Scout. Advance registration required.

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thanksgiving Celebration with Snoopy
Celebrate giving thanks, friendships, and family-Peanuts style! Join Snoopy for photos, hands-on activities, and fun with popcorn and jellybeans! Also, watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on the big screen. Bring two food items to donate and receive one free child’s admission!

Monday, November 22-Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Thanksgiving Week Classes for Kids (Grades K-6)
Half-day and full-day classes in art, animation, cartooning, and more. Details will be added to our Classes and Camps page as classes are announced.

Monday, November 22, 2021, 2:00 pm
Snoopy Come Home
Watch the feature-length Peanuts film, Snoopy Come Home (1972), on the Museum’s big screen. When Snoopy receives a letter from his former owner Lila, who’s in the hospital, he goes on a journey with Woodstock to see her.

Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2021, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Family Fun Weekend
Join cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos for live performances and cartoon workshops throughout the day!

DECEMBER

Monday, December 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021, 10:00 am-Noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones
Stories, movement games, crafts, and other fun activities designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Price: $7.00 per child/free for up to two adults per child before 11:00 am. After 11:00 am, regular Museum admission applies. Free to members with Family level membership and higher.

Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, 2021
Gingerbread Doghouse Workshops (Grades K-6)
Assemble and decorate Snoopy’s doghouse out of gingerbread, complete with a marshmallow Snoopy on top! Advance registration required. Price: $35.00 for participating child. Members receive 20% off!

  • Parent and Child Workshop: Saturday, December 11 from 10:00 am-Noon
  • Gingerbread Doghouse 1: Saturday, December 11 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Gingerbread Doghouse 2: Sunday, December 12 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Saturday, December 18, 2021, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
    Holiday Gift-Making Workshop (Grades K-6)
    Sign your little elves up to make a variety of fun and creative gifts to give for the holidays. Advance registration required. Price: $35.00 for each participating child. Members receive 20% off!

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Kids Night at the Museum
Drop off your kids for after-hours fun at the Museum while you catch up on your holiday shopping! Kids will enjoy a pizza dinner, games, art, cartooning, and lots of holiday-themed crafts including making hot chocolate in a jar, holiday cards and ornaments, and snow slime to take home. Recommended for ages 5-10. Registration required. Price: $35.00 per child; use code Family5 at checkout for $5.00 off per sibling. Members receive 20% off the per-child-fee only.

Monday, December 20-Thursday, December 30, 2021
Winter Classes for Kids (Grades K-6)
Half-day and full-day classes in art, cartooning, animation, hands-on science, and more. Details will be added to our Classes and Camps page as classes are announced.

Friday, December 31, 2021, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
Ring in the new year with hands-on crafts for kids, Santa Rosa’s only Up-Down and Baby Balloon drops at Noon, and a celebratory toast with root beer at Noon and 3:00 pm!

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Adults by Schulz (through January 16, 2022)
Charles M. Schulz created some of the world’s most recognizable young characters, but Peanuts was not his only foray into the funny pages. In the mid-1950s, Schulz developed a concept for a workplace humor strip featuring adults. The strip, titled Hagemeyer, was proposed to United Feature Syndicate as a new strip by Schulz and was drawn on blank Peanuts frame templates from this era. Until now, all seven strips have never been seen together in person or in publication! Delight in a rare opportunity to see characters differing from the beloved Peanuts Gang.

Drawn from Life The People and Places of Peanuts

Girl Power in Peanuts (through November 8, 2021)
Peanuts was coed from the very first strip. The original female members of the Peanuts Gang, Patty and Violet, played against the hapless Charlie Brown, his buddy Shermy, and Snoopy. They never quite took center stage until Charles M. Schulz developed later female characters like Lucy and Sally, and then Peppermint Patty and Marcie, who had, “enough personality to carry out ideas.” In the new exhibition, Girl Power in Peanuts, come see an exemplary display of girl power as played out in a variety of circumstances, from fields of play, to dress codes at school and beyond, and the influence of the exceptional women in the life of Charles Schulz.

Drawn from Life: The People and Places of Peanuts (September 19, 2021-March 13, 2022)
Charles M. Schulz rejected hiring writers or paying for jokes as he navigated the comic panels of Peanuts on a daily basis. With weekly syndicate deadlines, Schulz worked at finding new and fresh ideas to lend to his cast of characters, in addition to developing personas for the characters themselves. Schulz drew from reality much of what he poured into Peanuts, recalling memories from across his life. He also borrowed some of the names for his characters from people he knew. Drawn from Life takes a closer look at the people and places in Schulz’s world that inspired the now well-known character names, traits, and gags in Peanuts.

About

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
Adults: $12.00
Seniors 62 and over (with ID): $8.00
Children 4-18 and college students (with ID): $5.00