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California Oil Museum is Re-Energizing!


Exciting new changes are coming soon!

Please go to our events page for information on a STEAM Speaker Series from LEAP Lab!



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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. 

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Visit Our Exhibits

We have permanent and rotating exhibits that feature historical, scientific, and geological themes.

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Take a Tour

We offer self-guided tours, school tours & STEM workshops, and guided public tours of the restored historical upstairs offices!


Support the Museum

All donations to our 2021 Spring Campaign will fund important science education programs for local youth.

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Discover a Local Treasure

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!

Museum Docents volunteer their time to serve in a wide variety of positions at the Museum. There is a volunteer opportunity available now in your area of interest!

Are you looking to earn college credit, gain experience for your resume, or acquire valuable skills? We have many  opportunities available at the Museum.  Apply online now!

Support the California Oil Museum today! Your contribution makes it possible for the California Oil Museum to offer exciting exhibitions, welcome children into our STEM labs, and protect our collections for future generations.

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1001 E. Main Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Contact Us:
Tel: 805-933-0076

Fax: 805-933-0096

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Museum Hours:
Exciting new changes soon!


Suggested donation $5

The California Oil Museum Foundation

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

EIN# 45-3830307  

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