Museums

There’s no question that San Joaquin has a rich history, but do you know what that history is? Lose yourself and all sense of time as you take a tour of the many museums, galleries and so much more spread out across our fair valley.

STOCKTON

The Haggin Museum

Founded on artwork and a daughter’s devotion, the Haggin Museum has continued to shine throughout its vast and wondrous collections. Having undergone numerous renovations for its growing numbers throughout the years in Stockton, Haggin showcases both a bit of history in honor of its county’s roots and temporary exhibits shuffled in and out throughout the year. Stop on by and soak up everything its galleries have to offer! hagginmuseum.org

The Haggin Museum’s Annual Events:

Summer

Summer Art Workshops

Fall

Haggin a la Carte

Tarde de Flore y Canto

Community Ofrenda

Stockton Symphony Season Preview

Winter

Mckee Student Art Exhibition

Family Christmas Party

Spring

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

LACP Spring Card Party

The Mexican Heritage Center

Music, art and dance are the enriching ways in which the Mexican Heritage Center provides us a view into their beautiful customs. Take a stop in downtown Stockton to look into the events and current galleries they provide. They’re open from Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 5 PM and are more than ready to welcome anyone willing to take a step into their culture. facebook.com/mhcgallery

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LODI

World of Wonders Museum

Revel in the spectacles of science as you visit the World of Wonders Museum! When you reach for their doors in downtown Lodi you’ll be treated to station after sensational station of non-stop fun and educational experiences. Test out the Illumination Lab to find out how lighting truly affects us and our world. Spare some time for the hand battery to see how our bodies can complete an electric circuit. Before ending your day trip drop into the WOW Science Store for some cool gadgets the kids will love at home! wowsciencemuseum.org

World of Wonders Museum’s Annual Events:

Summer

Summer of Science Camps

Solar Day

Winter

Edible Science

Bugology

WoW Museum’s Birthday

Spring

Spring Science Camps

Science on the Green

Reptile Roundup

Hippology

The Serpentarium

Not one to shy away from a scaly friend? Then you might just fall in love with the assortment of snakes and reptiles hanging out at the Serpentarium! When it comes to critters that scamper, slide and climb across their enclosed homes, these guys win the prize! So stop on by whenever you have a moment to learn all you can about what makes the reptilian world so fascinating! SnakeMuseum.com

Hill House Museum

Leap into the Victorian Era during your tour of the Hill House! A historic point of interest in Lodi, the Hill House was first built in the beginning of the 1900s and has many of its furnishings and photos still intact from when the family first lived within its walls. Tour this beautiful Victorian home on Sundays between 1 to 4 PM and relive a little bit of Lodi life at the turn of the century! LodiHistory.org

San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum

AAM accredited and boasting over 50,000 precious artifacts, the San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum is just an easy drive away to Micke Grove Park. It includes eight modern buildings that are used to showcase its exhibits and four incredible structures stemming from our county’s own history. Take a tour in the old blacksmith shop or avoid a scolding in the one-room schoolhouse. Walk along the cottage that belonged to Stockton’s famous founder, Charles Weber, or glance outside his daughter’s old home. Sanjoaquinhistory.org

San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum’s Annual Events:

Summer

Critter Corral Farm Animals

Sparks in the Park Concert

Fall

Festival of Trees

Spring

Legends of California Dinner & Wine Auction

Harvey Kessel Memorial Golf Tournament

TRACY

Tracy Historical Museum

Take a tour of Tracy’s unique past and discover a little more about the culture of San Joaquin County’s southern border. Currently housed in the town’s old post office, relics of this train town turned agricultural goldmine are ready for your viewing pleasure. TracyMuseum.org

MANTECA

Manteca Historical Society & Museum

Learn about the great beginnings of “the family city”. Manteca Historical Society has sewn together the seams of their history for your enjoyment. Find out exactly how this town received its name and tour the exhibits they’ve fostered. Their first new fire engine and a dedication to the native tribes of California are just a couple that will catch your eye. mantecamuseum.org

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