Sonoma County Virtual Museum Tours
Though you may not be traveling to Sonoma County quite yet, it doesn’t mean you can’t virtually travel to Sonoma County. Museums and art galleries are bringing the sights of Sonoma County to you, with online exhibitions, virtual tours, and more. Discover a few Sonoma County virtual museum tours you can experience below.
Enjoy all things Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown and more with Celebrating 65 Years of Peanuts, an online exhibition, courtesy of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Viewers will enjoy the gradual evolution of the Peanuts gang over the course of a half century. In addition to the exhibition, you’re free to explore a sampling of the museum’s collection available digitally, as well as enjoy posts from Jean Schulz’s blog. Follow the museum on Facebook for daily inspirational messages and words of wisdom from the Peanuts gang.
The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is dedicated to instilling a sense of wonder and teaching children (and their parents) about the arts, sciences and the world around them. The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County invites you to access their resources page, where they’ve housed information for parents that includes educational resources for homeschooling, virtual storytime resources, at-home activities, and DIY videos that are easy to follow along. The Children's Museum of Sonoma County also has a ‘Museum-on-the-Go Kit & Caboodles’ item for online purchase, which contains an assortment of materials that are frequently used in the museum’s programs. Your children can use the items for imaginative play and creation, or follow the directions provided for some of their most beloved activities. (Funds from the Kit & Caboodles go to cover the cost of supplies and help support the Children’s Museum during this prolonged closure.)
Art enthusiasts and history buffs alike can enjoy a virtual tour of the Museum of Sonoma County’s current exhibition, Landscape: Awe to Activism, with Executive Director and Art Curator, Jeff Nathanson. The Museum of Sonoma County’s exhibition includes works from more than 20 artists, including Ansel Adams, Diane Burko, John Marshall Gamble, Elizabeth Hoen, and the Sonoma Four (Tony King, Jack Stuppin, William Wheeler, and Adam Wolpert). Explore the Museum of Sonoma County’s digital content, including downloadable coloring books, a virtual escape room, and a YouTube Channel with interactive videos.
The Petaluma Historical Library & Museum offers two virtual tours free to the public. The first tour, found on their homepage, takes you through a general tour so you get a sense of the museum’s neo-classical style, featuring original fan-glass windows, round leaded-glass windows, and the original interior wood paneling and columns. The second tour is a 3D virtual & audio tour of the Petaluma Museum Association's Exhibition, Portraits of Petaluma Pioneers, Personal Images & Public Stories of a California River Town. Get your history fix during this immersive dive into Petaluma’s rich history.
The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) presents [email protected], which features special lessons available online for families working and learning from home. SVMA’s series of art lessons, great for kids and parents alike, make for hours of stimulating, fun learning activities. Each week the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art will release new [email protected] learning activities.