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South Coast Museum Set To Reopen After 15 Month Closure

Courtesy of Museum of Ventura County

The Museum of Ventura County is reopening both its locations - in Ventura and Santa Paula.

After 15 months of closure, and as California’s Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted, The Museum of Ventura County is re-opening both its locations from July 3.

“We are delighted to be welcoming visitors back into our community’s museums in both Ventura and Santa Paula,” says Elena Brokow, Executive Director, Museum of Ventura County.

“We’ve missed the energy that is seen and felt as all patrons, young and old alike, take in both museum’s on-site exhibits and collections in person.”

Brokaw reinforced that guest safety is of primary importance and the decision to require masks while inside museum buildings is to ensure that the most vulnerable guests, including children and seniors, can freely access all indoor services feeling safe and comfortable.

Debuting on opening weekend at The Museum of Ventura County is, “Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines” by Jorge Corralejo.

While the exhibit was originally scheduled to open in mid-March of 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed.

Guests were able to view an online 3D version of the exhibit throughout 2020, but now are welcomed to experience the exhibit in person and are invited to attend a special opening reception on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021, from 2-4pm.

More information about the reception, and future museum events, is here:

In Santa Paula, the Agriculture Museum continues to showcase the region’s rich farming and ranching history.

The Ventura location is at 100 East Main Street and the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula is located at 926 Railroad Avenue.

Admission to the museums and parking are free for visitors for the remainder of 2021.

Visiting hours for The Museum of Ventura County and the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula will be Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Research Library located on the Ventura campus will operate by appointment only, Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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