The California Nature Art Museum, (formerly named the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature), where art and nature meet, offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Through the eyes of artists, and education and field experiences, guests can renew their relationship with the wilderness and understand its fragile nature – hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring those spaces remain for future generations. Current visiting hours are weekdays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, and to volunteer or join as a member to support this important local arts and nature institution, please visit www.wildlingmuseum.org or call (805) 688-1082.
The Museum also includes a one-of-a-kind gift store featuring handcrafted gifts by local artisans, art books, natural history guides for the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara regions, trail maps, home decor, kids’ activities and art kits, plush animals, jewelry made from natural and recycled materials, and so much more!