We were visiting the city of Santa Paula and ran into the Agricultural Museum. This museum conserves and displays farming and ranching history locally. In addition, it explores the current and future of the agricultural history. If you have never visited Ventura County, we really recommend it. You will be able to see many fields of different vegetables and fruits, it is mind blowing how our food is grown. This museum helps visitors understand the importance of agriculture.
Located: 926 Railroad Avenue • Santa Paula, CA 93060
Hours: 10am to 4pm (Wednesday through Sunday)
Parking is Free
$5 – Adults (18 and over)
$3 – Seniors 65 and over/Students with ID
$1 – Children (6 to 17 years)
Free – Children under 5
Agricultural was introduced in the Spanish period who brought seeds and plants. The Spanish brought Mexican Indians who had skills with farming, construction and animals.
Throughout the museum you see a collection of tractors that were used throughout the years. There are about two (2) tractors you can get on and take pictures.
In addition, there was a working beehive. Next to the bees there is a dressing area for the kids. They can dress up and play around. It is very cute and great for photo opportunity.
Also, if you go outside make sure to enjoy all of the plants they have outside. We recommend sitting down and just enjoying the Santa Paula’s scenery.
We brought Andy’s mom along this adventure, she loves visiting museums. She especially loves museum that have to do with history of Ventura County.
Lastly, its a small museum and you it will take up about an hour of your time, this isn’t a big museum. However, the museum has lots of fun information about Agricultural and the history behind it. We completely recommend this place and there is a section where the little ones can play. It was a fun experience especially since agricultural plays such a big part in Andy’s family. Its always great to learn where food is coming from and the history behind it.
Ever been to an agricultural museum?