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Museums collect and care for objects of scientific, artistic, or historical importance and make them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be

 permanent or temporary. Large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in small cities. Most museums offer programs and activities for a range of audiences, including adults, children, and families, as well as those for more specific professions. Programs for the public may consist of lectures or tutorials by the museum faculty or field experts, films, musical or dance performances, and technology demonstrations. Many times, museums concentrate on the host region's culture. Although most museums do not allow physical contact with the associated artifacts, there are some that are interactive and encourage a more hands-on approach. Modern trends in museology have broadened the range of subject matter and introduced many interactive exhibits, which give the public the opportunity to make choices and engage in activities that may vary the experience from person to person. With the advent of the internet, there are growing numbers of virtual exhibits, i.e. web versions of exhibits showing images and playing recorded sound.

Museums are usually open to the general public, sometimes charging an admission fee. Some museums have free entrance, either permanently or on special days, e.g. once per week or year.



Napa Valley has a good number of very nice museums both large and small. Some are dedicated to wine, food and the Napa Valley while others are dedicated to art and natural history and even firefighting. Copia is Napa Valley's new gem close to downtown Napa. View our visitors guide for more Napa attractions and things to do.

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Carolyn Parr Museum Natural  History 
3107 Browns Valley Rd, Napa, CA 94558-5422 707 255-6465

di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve
Over 100 pieces of contemporary art located on a 215 acre preserve with 35 acre lake, Reservations are required.
5200 Carneros Hwy, ( Hwy 121) Napa Ca 94559  707 226-5991

Napa Firefighters Museum 
1201 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-2636 707 259-0609
Napa Valley Historical Society
1219 First St. , Napa, Ca 94559 707 224-1739
Napa Valley Museum
This Veterans Home Museum has rotating and permanent exhibition the land the people and the industry of Napa
Adults 4.50 Students Seniors 3.50 Children under 7 Free
55 Presidents Circle, (PO Box 3567) Yountville, CA 94559
707 944-0500
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum 
1490 Library Ln, St Helena, CA 94574-1143 70 963-3757
Silverado Museum 
1490 Library Ln, St Helena, CA 94574-1143 707 963-3757
Sharpsteen Museum
Dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Calistoga's history. You will get a better understanding of Napa Valley's development.
1311 Washington, Calistoga Ca. 94515 707 942-5911
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Museums are usually not run for the purpose of making a profit, unlike galleries which engage in the sale of objects. There are governmental museums, non-governmental or non-profit museums, and privately owned or family museums.

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