The new outpost will exhibit portions of the California collection on a rotating basis every six months. The opening exhibit is "My Favorite Peanuts," curated by Schulz's widow Jean.
Boing Boing noted that fans can purchase exclusive merchandise as well as grab a bite in the Cafe Blanket restaurant or the confectionery.
Snoopy's creator, Charles M. Schulz, started the wildly popular "Peanuts" series while living in Minneapolis. He relocated to Sebastopol in 1958, then Santa Rosa in 1969, where he lived until his death in 2000. He left behind a strong community legacy that includes the museum, an ice skating rink and even an airport named after him.
The Santa Rosa museum has an active calendar of events, including a First Friday evening film series and kids nights as well as classes in LEGO animation, iPad movie-making, cartooning and other visual arts.