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Discover Oxnard’s Cultural Side

Oxnard has a medley of museums. History buffs can enjoy a variety of museum experiences offering California art, maritime history and classic cars display.

Cultural Events in Oxnard

Carnegie Art Museum

Exhibit:World View/Cosmovision

September 9 - November 18, 2018

Impactful visions of SoCal artists’ contemporary world views, featuring the work of:Abel Alejandre, Pável Avecedo, Val Echavarria and Ricardo Rodríguez.

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 8        
4-6 p.m.                 $10 / members free

Artists Gallery Talk
November 15 
7 p.m.                     $5 / members free


Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Featured Exhibit - Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California History

September 2 - December 30, 2018

CIMM Presents Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California  History. Opens to the Public Sunday, September 2, 2018; 10:00am – 4:00pm at 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard 93035. Explore the rich and surprising history of women and tattoos in California at CIMM’s newest exhibit.

While many may think of tattoos as a recent trend, inked women have a long history in California. From the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows to the upper-class inked women who helped popularize the tattoo craze; visitors will discover the largely unknown history of women and tattoos through photographs, personal histories, and artifacts. “We are so excited to share the remarkable stories of these women and connect them with tattooing today”, said Heather Behrens, Curator, and Collections Manager at CIMM.  

Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California History will be open until Sunday, December 30, 2018.   



Murphy Auto Museum

Exhibit: Vintage Trailer Show "Let's Go Camping"

June 23 - September 30, 2018

At our museum, RV means Retro Vintage and we have some of the coolest
camping trailers you will see assembled in one place. Our Vintage Trailer Show on June 23rd kicked off our summer exhibit. If you missed our one day only, 6th Annual Vintage Trailer show, no worries! We have lots of vintage trailers, campers and teardrops decorated with period correct old-school camping memorabilia on display all summer long. Plus, view our 90+ classic cars and Americana displays. Come out and see for yourself our first class selection of unique and rare trailers               


Seabee Museum

The U.S. Navy Seabees and Civil Engineer Corps have a rich tradition of protecting America's freedom and helping to build a better global community. The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum preserves their history, educate visitors, and promote the Seabee's famous "Can Do" spirit for generations to come. Established in in 1947, the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is the second oldest of the official Navy museums. It is located in a new state-of-the-art facility at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme and is open free to the public. Family friendly exhibits and programs engage and inspire visitors about the Naval Construction Force.

The Mullin Automotive Museum


Our newest exhibit will bring together a group of the finest French automobiles in the world, to tell the story of the most prominent companies in emerging automotive market.  Starting from the day of horse-drawn carriages, through the first understandings of aerodynamic form, this collection is one not to be missed!  Cars include several of the finest from the Mullin Collection including - 1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, 1939 Delahaye 165, the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance winning 1935 Voisin Aerodyne!

Reservations required. $16 Adults, $13 Seniors (65+), $13 Student w/ID, $8 Children (3-12), Children under 2 & active Military with ID FREE.



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