The Napa Valley Museum is dedicated to promoting the cultural and environmental heritage of the Napa Valley.
The Museum's special, changing exhibits represent a diverse range of subjects from fine arts to history to natural sciences. "The Land and People of the Napa Valley" focuses on the unique environment and fascinating history of the Napa region. Areas of interest include: Napa County, geography, geology, Wappo Native Americans, Mexican Rancho Days, Pioneers and Settlers, Chinese, Ranching, Farming, Viticulture, Wine, Mining, Transportation, and Hot Spring Resorts. Another exhibit, "California Wine: The Science of an Art" the complete winemaking process using 26 video disc players, 9 micro computers, 24 monitors, and 11 audio speakers integrated into glowing three-dimensional panels. The electronic magic combined with music, spoken word and images in accelerated time, allow visitors to enjoy and explore at their own pace.