At home in the wild: past, present, and future.


The park just north of the museum is undergoing a transformation into an outdoor art and education space. With an outdoor classroom, a garden of native plants for basket weaving materials, and so much more, we are beyond excited to see progress toward this long-anticipated expansion of the museum grounds.


The Outdoor Classroom offers open-air seating for hands-on learning; a place where children and adults alike can experience transforming native plants from the Wild Gardens into delicious foods, as well as into objects of beauty and use.

The Brush Arbor is an outdoor community gathering space inspired by traditional Pomo Indian architecture and crafted from sustainably harvested log poles. This spectacular structure will host celebrations, storytelling, music making, and other cultural presentations.