Watershed Moments – From the River to the Sea

River Image

This exhibit looks at our ocean, the marine sanctuaries off our coastline and how plastics and debris affect sea life and wildlife.  

NOAA Nat Marine Sanct


The museum is simultaneously featuring a smaller exhibit about Petaluma’s past featuring sports teams memorabilia with photos and other interesting historical artifacts.  This is in addition to our permanent exhibit about Petaluma history that is upstairs.




Sunday, August 3 at 10:30 am
Please RSVP – 707-778-4398

What a great way to see and learn about our river and its history.

Meet on the steps of the Petaluma Museum for a narrated walking tour of the upper Petaluma River and Turning Basins.

Free – donations accepted



Family Storytime Under the Oak

For All Ages! Free of Charge!


Grand Courtyard Oak

3 Thursdays – August 7, 14 and 21

11:00 – 12:00 

Located in the courtyard behind the Museum



Docent Led Walking Tours

Downtown Petaluma!

Walking Tours

May – October – Saturdays at 10:30

Meet on the steps to the Museum

20 Fourth Street, Petaluma

Donations Appreciated!


Our 2014 Program of Public Service

For a listing of our 2014 planned Concerts and Exhibits, please visit our Exhibits Page

For a listing of all of  our current and sponsored activities please visit our Calendar of Events Page


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Museum Location and Hours

The Petaluma Historical Museum is located at 20 Fourth Street, in downtown Petaluma, CA 94952.  (707) 778-4398

Hours Thursday through Saturday:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Petaluma Historical Museum ~ 20 Fourth Street ~ Petaluma, CA 94952 ~ (707) 778-4398

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