Ventura Countyís Agriculture Museum
926 Railroad Ave.
Santa Paula, CA  93061
(805) 525-3100
Website
Description:
   Come see inside our hard working beehive, let your kids climb on a vintage tractor, and learn about how food is grown, when the Museum of Ventura County's long awaited Agriculture Museum has opened in Santa Paula. Insects: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, features the museumís own beehive and magnified images of bees taken with a scanning electron microscope by artist and photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher. The exhibit also focuses on the threat posed to farmers by the tiny but frightening Asian Citrus Psyllid insect. Eight vintage tractors, dating from 1914 to 1955, are found throughout the building, including one upon which children can sit. The machines are part of a rotating display of the museumís nationally recognized collection of farm implements. display of the museumís nationally recognized collection of farm implements. Exhibit information will be in English and in Spanish; however, we cannot say that Spanish is spoken.
    The realization of more than 40 years of effort and dedication by supporters, the Agriculture Museum is appropriately housed in the landmark 1888 restored Mill building, at 926 Railroad Avenue, beside the railroad tracks and across from the depot in Santa Paula, California's historic downtown.
    The museum will feature both permanent and changing exhibits. Permanent exhibits will focus on broad thematic areas relevant to agriculture, including history, geography, technology, water, labor, economics, and the mechanics of farming. The exhibits will describe how Ventura Countyís agricultural roots have shaped the region, describe the role agriculture continues to play in the economy, landscape and culture of the county, and examine the issues and forces that will shape the industryís future. Many of the exhibits will be interactive, and will incorporate state-of-the-art technology.
    Museum directors and staff intend the Agriculture Museum to be an important addition to Ventura Countyís burgeoning cultural scene, which includes the nearby California Oil Museum, Santa Paula Art Museum and the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula.

Museum Category:
    Historical

Business Categories:
    Agriculture Museum ,    Historical Museum,

Business Hours:
    The museum is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday begins 11/25/2011

Admission Pricing:
    $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children 6-17, and children under 6 free

Payment Accepted:
    Cash,   MasterCard,   Visa,  

Admittance:
    During normal business hours

Location Type:
    Historical Museum

Languages Spoken:
    English,  

Indoor/Outdoor:
    Indoor Location

Parking On-Site?
    Yes  

Handicapped Accessible?
    Yes

Smoking?
    NOT Permitted

Cell Phones?
    Permitted

Cameras/Recording Equip.?
    Some restrictions

Pets Allowed?
    No


   



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