The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is a museum dedicated to the works of Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip, by his wife Jean, and his kids and friends. The museum opened on August 17, 2002, two years after Schulz's death, and is located in Santa Rosa, California.
The museum is home to many of the original Peanuts strips, as well as other artwork by Schulz. Two works by Japanese artist Yoshiteru Otani dominate the Great Hall: a 3.5 ton wood sculpture depicting the evolution of Snoopy and a 22 ft (6.7 m) high ceramic mural made of 3,588 Peanuts strips which combine to form the image of Lucy van Pelt holding the football for Charlie Brown to kick it. Among the museum's permanent exhibits are a work by Christo which depicts Snoopy's doghouse wrapped, Schulz's personal studio, tributes to Schulz from other artists. These exhibits are permanent exhibits. However, most of the exhibits change every 3-4 years. There have been many exhibits in the past, and there will be many more in the future.
The museum also offers cartooning classes, a documentary on Schulz's life, other cartoonists that give lectures, and many programs and presentations throughout the year.