The Museum of Ventura County is the most comprehensive resource for local history in the county. There are exhibitions, galleries, and an extensive research library with over 140,000 books, newspaper clippings, photographs, maps and other historical materials.
NOTE: The museum will be closed for renovations from 9/1/16 to 1/3/17 to make room for more of its permanent collection.
The museum is open from 11am to 5pm, Tuesday through Sunday. General admission (as of October 2016) is $5 for adults $3 for seniors, students and AAA members (with ID), $1 for children ages 6 to 17. Kids 5 and under are free. Located at 100 E. Main Street, Ventura.
Free admission the 1st Sunday of each month with a kids arts/crafts activity usually from 1-3pm.
For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org or call 805.653.0323.
The 3,500 sq ft river-rock walled, state-of-the-art Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Event Pavilion is used for lectures, programs and a variety of Museum events. It can seat 200 for dinner, with the option to tent the front plaza for an additional 140 guests. Could be a great wedding reception venue!!