For many, there’s nothing more nostalgic than the Peanuts comic strip. This iconic comic was written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz and ran from 1950 to 2000. With over a readership of 355 million people in over 2,600 newspaper, it remains the most popular story in the comic strips. To relive the light-hearted humor of the sketches, visit the gang at the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California. When you visit, view the largest collection of original Peanuts artwork in the world, the original works, character sculptures, an education center, and much more.
Once you’ve relived your childhood at the Charles Schulz Museum, spend some time immersing yourself in our local culture. Find out more our top choices for the best things to do, area attractions, and places to unwind when you request a copy of our free Vacation Guide. Our carefully curated travel planner also includes a refined sample of the luxurious accommodations and wine country resort amenities at Honor Mansion.
How to Spend a Day at the Charles Schulz Museum
One of the most beloved things to do in Santa Rosa, CA, touring the delightful Charles Schulz Museum will make a wonderful addition to your getaway. Read over our local insights to discover which exhibits and collections are worth the look.
What’s Permanently on Display
When you tour the Charles Schulz Museum, you’ll see an assortment of exhibits commemorating the man behind these comics. Some of our favorite displays can be found in the exclusive permanent exhibitions. These wonderful memorabilia include:
- Schulz’s recreated art studio
- Wrapped Snoopy House
- Nursery Wall
- Morphing Snoopy Wood Sculpture
In addition, you’ll also see the awe-inspiring Peanuts Tile Mural. This fascinating display is made from 3,588 Peanuts comic strip images printed on individual ceramic tiles and was created by Japanese artist Yoshiteru Otani. Each of these carefully placed snippets features an image of Lucy holding a football for Charlie Brown. If you wish to see this display, you’ll find the mural in the Great Hall of the Charles Schulz Museum.
As you meander through the Charles Schulz Museum and Research Center, explore the eclectic collections. You’ll have the opportunity to read over rare comic strips, look at tribute artwork, and admire Peanuts products like dolls and playsets. In addition to the physical displays, browse the online collection of nearly 4,000 photographs documenting Schulz’s life and legacy.
Activities on the Campus
Across the street from the Museum, experience the home of Snoopy’s Home Ice. Designed and built by the creator himself, Charles Schulz ice rink offers a space for figure skating performances, hockey games, and other fantastic events. Once you’ve skated, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa by the fireplace in the Warm Puppy Cafe and enjoys views of the ice arena. You can also delight in food for breakfast and lunch, including homemade soups, fresh salads, and sandwiches. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir at Charles Schulz Museum Gift Shop.
Museum Admission & Hours
The Charles Schulz Museum is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekdays) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekends). Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children ages 3 and under.
Relax at Honor Mansion
Once you’ve experienced the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, make the short 20-minute drive back to the comfort of our intimate bed and breakfast. Here at Honor Mansion, we offer a gorgeous selection of accommodations to help you relax and unwind. As you browse our romantic retreats, reserve the ideal one for your trip, and when you walk in our wine country resort, you’ll feel the stress of your daily routine melt away. Our acclaimed Healdsburg bed and breakfast offers the most relaxing activities, including a heated pool, onsite spa services, PGA putting green, and half-acre of Zinfandel vines. When you wake each morning, begin your day with our gourmet breakfast. We can’t wait to host you and your partner this year!