The California Oil Museum and Energy Education Center closed its doors over one year ago. We continued with online content and science to go bags throughout last summer to assist students and our community. We are excited to announce that starting Friday April 16, the California Oil Museum will be open again to the public!
We will continue to abide by state and local guidelines and protocols for safety and health. Masks will be required for entry to the Museum. Indoor spaces are limited to 50% capacity.
For the foreseeable future we will have limited days and hours of operations.
W E L C O M E
to Santa Paula's historic California Oil Museum
Immerse yourself in
Ventura County's Rich History
The California Oil Museum, housed in the original 1890s headquarters of the Union Oil Company, offers a look back at the history, commerce, and culture of the area while exploring Earth science and the future of energy.
Throughout the Museum you will find interactive displays, artifacts, photographs, videos, memorabilia, and an authentic working 19th century drilling rig. The Museum also offers exciting rotating exhibits throughout the year focusing on science, energy, and history. The Energy Education Lab, which focuses on alternative energy and earth science, offers fun and educational STEM activities for all ages.
The Museum is supported by the annual memberships of individuals, families, businesses, foundations, non-profits, trade associations, community groups, and private organizations. Become a member today!
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1001 E. Main Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Museum Hours: Soft Opening
Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Suggested donation $5