Street Address
1001 E. Main St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 48
Santa Paula, CA 93061
phone: 805-933-0076
fax: 805-933-0096
Wed-Sun 10-4, admission is $4 Adults, $3 Seniors, $1 Students 6-17 yrs., 5 and under are free. Closed major holidays.
Museum Type(s)
Jeanne Orcutt, Museum Director


From fossils to "fill 'er up", the story of black gold is told with videos, working models, games, displays, and an authentic turn-of-the-century cabletool drilling rig. In addition, the museum presents new exhibits of art, history and science.


The building was built in 1890 and was the original headquarters for Union Oil Company. Tours of the restored offices upstairs are given by request. The museum opened downstairs in 1950 and then in 1990 Union Oil restored the complete building including the upstairs offices. For more information go to our website at

Artifacts Collections

historic site, photography, works on paper, oil industry records

Educational Programs

exhibitions, lectures, guided tours


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