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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:00 am

Lodi Community Art Center

110 W. Pine St.

(209) 333-3855


Located in the heart of Downtown Lodi, the art center features paintings, photography, mixed media and jewelry by Lodi artists. Several classes for adults and children are offered as well.

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Open the first Friday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays during the Downtown Lodi Farmers Market.

Double Dip Gallery

222 W. Pine St.

(209) 365-3344


With a combination of fine contemporary art and delicious Gunther’s Ice Cream, you can’t go wrong. The gallery is owned by Tony Segale, who painted several of the murals found around Lodi. It features local artists and offers classes throughout the year.

Hours: Opens at noon seven days per week; closing time changes.

School Street Gallery

123 S. School St.

(209) 795-5365

Owned by William Poulson, a stained glass and fine furniture artist, and glass artist Bobbette Budworth, the gallery featured a number of local artists in a variety of mediums.

Hours: Contact the gallery for more information.

Barriga’s Fine Arts Gallery

9 S. Sacramento St.

(209) 294-9113


Airbrush artist Daniel Barriga has opened a gallery in Downtown Lodi to showcase his fine artwork.

Hours: Contact the gallery for more information.

Nava and Co.

6 W. Oak St.

(209) 327-0575

Along with featuring a different artist each month as part of the First Friday Art Hop, Nava and Co. hosts art and painting classes.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fashion Safari and the California Store Art Gallery

120 N. School St.

(209) 369-8222

The women’s clothing retailer has added an art gallery featuring breathtaking California photography by local artists.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.


World of Wonders Science Museum

2 N. Sacramento St.

(209) 368-0969


Exhibits include the Shadow Table, where visitors can explore light, shadows, reflection and motion; Delayed Conversation, an exhibit that causes a delay in your speech to confuse your brain; Cranium Cafe, which features brain teasers and puzzles; and an exhibit that uses mirrors and a laser to allow visitors to see the patterns of their voice on a screen.

Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hill House Museum

826 S. Church St.


This Queen Anne Victorian house is a veritable history of Lodi. Built for jeweler George W. Hill in the early 1900s, the Hill House still has most of its original furnishings. Exhibits feature watch repair tools, historic clothing, writings and music by the Hill family and more.

Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; other times by appointment.

San Joaquin County Historical Museum

11793 N. Micke Grove Road

(209) 331-2055


Located in Micke Grove Regional Park, the museum grounds hold several historical buildings, including the one-room Calaveras School built in 1866 and Stockton founder Charles Weber’s cottage. It also has a collection of historic tractors.

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (summer); Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (winter). Closed certain holidays.

Micke Grove Zoo

11793 N. Micke Grove Road

(209) 331-2010


Home to more than 130 animals, from geckos to yellow-knobbed curassows (a type of bird) to lemurs and a leopard, Micke Grove Zoo offers plenty to see and do. Family-friendly holiday events bring special themed games and activities.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas. Gate admission closes at 4:30 p.m.

The Serpentarium: A Living Reptile Museum

2379 Maggio Circle, Unit C

(855) 737-7462


This privately owned, two-story museum specializes in showing exotic snakes, lizards, tortoises, frogs, geckos and arachnids in their natural habitats. Exhibits include Burmese pythons, rainbow boas, anacondas, monitor lizards, tortoises, frogs, tarantulas, a panther chameleon and more.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Joseph Spenker Museum

Jessie’s Grove Winery, 1973 W. Turner Road

(209) 368-0880


The museum, located at one of Lodi’s premier wineries, is housed in a tin-roof barn with exhibits depicting agricultural life in Lodi in the 19th century.

Hours: Seven days a week, noon to 5 p.m.

Rae House Museum

204 Oak Ave., Galt

(209) 745-0951

Built by John Rae in 1868, the house is a restored Queen Anne that contains photographs and artifacts of the early days of Galt.

Hours: Open Monday through Friday by appointment.

McFarland Ranch

8899 Orr Road, Galt

(209) 745-0951


The living history ranch provides hands-on activities teaching children about farm life in the late 19th century. John McFarland, a Galt pioneer who gave the town its name, lived on the ranch located between Galt and Thornton.

Hours: Open for special events. Otherwise, by reservation only.




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