W E L C O M E
to Santa Paula's historical California Oil Museum
VISIT THE MUSEUM
Immerse yourself in Ventura County's Rich History
The California Oil Museum highlights the history and inner workings of the state's "black gold" industry through hands-on, interactive exhibits, videos, models, photographs, rotating exhibits, and memorabilia. We also have a separate building that holds a working 1900s oil rig.
What We Offer
VISIT THE MUSEUM's
New Energy Education Lab
Now Open on Weekends
The California Oil Museum's new Energy Education Lab offers fun and educational activities for the whole family! We offer inactive science displays involving rocks, minerals, fossils, soils, sands, and oil, and renewable energy.
We also offer arts & crafts, a library of science-centered books, and the opportunity to share your artwork on our art wall. Participate in our fossil dig, examine rocks and minerals through the microscope, or browse through our books. We will see you in the lab!
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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