Semi-permanent exhibits highlight the evolution of the valley. Learn about the Chumash culture, rancho period, artists, local businesses and more. We also have sculptures in our front courtyard plus a large mosaic and Chumash garden behind the museum. We're the perfect place to start, or expand, your knowledge of the valley.
The museum is housed in the former St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. The beautiful building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Coming up: Trial by Fire
Opening Reception: Nov. 16 5:30-7:30pm
The exhibition will put the 2017 Thomas Fire in historical context and show how the large wildfire, and others over the past century, impacted the Ojai Valley.
Now on view in the Wilson Gallery is artwork by Tom Hardcastle. His large painting, "Supernova," is one of three pieces at the museum. "Quiet Places" is a joint presentation at the museum at the City Gallery in City Hall.
Check out our Sespe Wilderness Diorama. It's a favorite with families. How many birds and animals can you find?
Make sure to check out the Chumash Interpretive Garden behind the museum. You'll find many plants important to the local Chumash community. As with any garden, it's constantly changing.
Our rotating gallery changes quarterly. Here's a glimpse at some of our past exhibitions.