Please note that in light of recent developments and growing concerns over exposure to Covid-19 virus, we are currently postponing self guided tours and public tours until further notice . Thank you for your understanding.

Office hours: 09:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday), closed on weekends

The WFVZ is not open to the public except by prior appointment

Public Tours: last Friday of every month, from 3 to 4 pm and second Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 (please call for reservation)
Self Guided Tours: call us to make reservation at least 1 day in advance. Read more about Public Tours here.

Public Tour Admission: $7/person; children 5 and under: free; free for member. 

Self Guided Visit : $5/person; children 5 and under: free; free for member

 wfvz building

Our address:
Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology
439 Calle San Pablo
Camarillo, CA 93012 USA


Click Direction on the map and enter your address to see the driving route.

Alternatively, you can follow these directions:

From south of Camarillo, take Hwy 101 to the Pleasant Valley/Santa Rosa Rd. offramp, and turn left at the end of the offramp, going back over the freeway. Follow Pleasant Valley west for 2 miles to where it crosses Lewis Road. Continue heading west on Pleasant Valley to the second street on the right, Calle San Pablo.  (If you cross the railroad tracks, you have gone too far.) Turn right on Calle San Pablo. The Foundation is the fifth building up on the left (439 Calle San Pablo).

From north of Camarillo, take Hwy 101 south to the Las Posas Rd. offramp, and turn right at the end of the offramp. Follow Las Posas for 0.8 miles to the intersection with Pleasant Valley Rd.  Turn left onto Pleasant Valley, and follow it east for 1.6 miles to where it crosses the railroad tracks and comes to a stop sign. Be careful of traffic crossing at this intersection, since it does not stop. Proceed east after the stop sign to the first left -- Calle San Pablo. Turn left here.  The Foundation is the fifth building up on the left (439 Calle San Pablo).

It can be cold in the collection room. If you come during colder months please bring your jacket/warm clothes.
Food and drink are not allowed to take inside the collection room.
Visitors must leave their backpacks/big bags before entering the collection room.
Visitors are welcome to take personal photography in our collection with no flash.

The Museum's hours of operation for researchers are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:45 pm.
Researchers must contact us and give us at least 48 hours notice if they want access to the collections.   
To search our computerized data electronically, please click here or visit the VERTNET portal.