California Nature Art Museum

California Nature Art Museum
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1511-B Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-1082
Weekdays: 11 am - 4 pm
Weekends: 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Tuesday - Wednesday & Major Holidays

Formerly the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature

California Nature Art Museum

Inspiring a Love of Nature Through Art and Education

Welcome to the California Nature Art Museum in Solvang, CA. We are a premier destination dedicated to celebrating the beauty of nature through the lens of art. Our mission is to foster a deep appreciation for nature by engaging diverse communities through innovative art and educational programs.

Hours of Operation

– Weekdays: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M. (Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
– Weekends: 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Featured Artwork

Enjoy masterpieces like “Santa Ynez Buttes” by Larry Iwerks, an exquisite oil on panel piece, generously donated by Byron K. and Nancy Wood.

Exhibitions and Programs

california-nature-art-museum Solvang CAOur museum offers a variety of artistic, educational, and field experiences designed to deepen your connection with nature. We collaborate with regional partners to bring you exceptional exhibitions and enriching events.

Explore our current and upcoming exhibitions.  Participate in our artistic, educational, and nature-focused activities.

Support the Museum

Your support is crucial in helping us deliver quality programs and exhibitions. Contributions from patrons like you enable us to enrich the Santa Barbara County community.

  • Get Involved: If you are passionate about art and nature, join us in our mission.
  • Newsletter Sign-Up: Stay informed about our latest news and events.

Land Acknowledgment

We honor the ancestral lands of the Santa Ynez Tribe of Chumash Indians, on which our museum stands. The Santa Ynez Chumash Museum & Cultural Center is slated to open in late 2023, further enriching our cultural heritage.

Major Sponsors

We extend our gratitude to our major sponsors: Adams Legacy Foundation, Ann Jackson Family Foundation, Goodall Family Charitable Foundation, Montecito Bank & Trust, Mosher Foundation, Northern Trust, Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, The Towbes Foundation, and Wood-Claeyssens Foundation.

Museum Store

Visit our museum store for a unique selection of gifts that reflect the beauty of nature.

California Nature Art Museum
1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, California
(805) 688-1082, or email us


  • General Admission: $5
  • Free Admission: Children under 18 and active military members (with ID)
  • Museums for All: Free admission for up to 4 adults with a valid CalFresh/SNAP EBT card and photo ID.

Come and experience the California Nature Art Museum, where art and nature unite to inspire and educate.

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