Arts & Culture

The City of Temecula integrates Arts, Culture & Entertainment into community life by providing opportunities to experience the vast artistic and cultural assets in the Temecula Valley through collaborative, supportive, and creative partnerships, as well as the promotion of Temecula as a vibrant cultural tourism destination.  City facilities in Old Town Temecula include a theater, performance spaces, museums, and art galleries.  These keystone cultural resources in the City of Temecula provide an excellent quality of life, supporting the economy, and embracing our creative community. 

Pennypickles - The Temecula Children's Museum

Award-winning Pennypickle’s Workshop: Temecula Children’s Museum welcomes children of all ages. Home of Professor Phineas T. Pennypickle, Ph.D., scientist, time traveler, and inventor of wacky and wonderful contraptions, the museum is filled with exhibits that amaze, delight, and educate! The whole family can explore together the secret passageways, puzzles, machines, whimsical gadgets and gizmos. For session schedules and tickets, please visit or call 951.308.6370.

Old Town Temecula Community Theater

Opened on October 4, 2005, the Old Town Temecula Community Theater is a contemporary state-of-the-art proscenium theater in the heart of Old Town Temecula.  The 354-seat theater complex includes the Historic Landmark Mercantile Building (The Merc)  which houses the Ticket Office, The Gallery at The Merc, and the Club at The Merc (48-70 seat cabaret-style performance space).  For performance schedule and tickets, please visit or call 1.866.OLD.TOWN (866.653.8696).

Temecula Valley Museum

The Temecula Valley Museum’s vast collection of historic artifacts; regular and special exhibits; and varied educational programs offer a glimpse into Temecula’s cultural and artistic community.  The “Touch History” exhibit area allows children to engage their minds through creative play.  Enjoy the museum on your own or as part of a docent-guided tour. Exhibits are displayed beautifully in three dimensional settings.  For exhibit schedules and hours, please visit or call 951.694.6450.