March 16, 1:00 pm PDT:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, following mandates from our Governor and out of concern for your well being, the Museum is currently closed until further notice. We will update this page with new information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, we invite you to join our community online. We will do our best to continue to share our bonsai love here and on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Please stay home, take care of yourselves, be patient, safe and well. Know that the bonsai will be well taken care of and ready to see you when the time comes.

Our 2019 Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of our first-ever book about our collection, A Gallery of Trees: Living Art of Pacific Bonsai Museum, was a success!  We are currently taking pre-orders for books to ship late spring/early summer.

I Stand for Bonsai!

You may have read the news that two bonsai were stolen from our public display on February 9 and then mysteriously returned two days later. We are asking for your support to help us improve security and keep our bonsai safe. Take a Stand for Bonsai!

World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience

We are currently planning our 2020 special exhibition coming this summer. Learn more…


Pacific Bonsai Museum is excited to offer audio tours in Chinese (Mandarin). 


Tuning Into Nature

Read ‘Tuning Into Nature‘ featuring LAB artist Ron Lang by Katherine Wimble Fox. Originally published in January 2020 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages 36-39. Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.

Digital Archives available

See archival photos and discover how these works of living sculpture have changed over the time.

Reading Room Now Open

In appreciation of our community, for the first time ever, we are opening our reading room to members-only. Learn more…

MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 20, spend your MLK-Day morning being active, outside, with (new) friends from your community helping maintain a healthy, beautiful forest… Learn more…

Book a group tour

Guided tours to groups of 10 or more are available Tuesday through Friday. Learn more…

TAICHI & Bonsai

New! Practice taichi among the bonsai and take your zen to the next level, Thursday, July 18. Learn more and sign up!

Become A Docent

Tell the stories of the bonsai and enrich visitor experiences. Applications accepted through Jan 24, 2019. Learn more.

Sunday Tours

Free, guided tours of the exhibit are offered every Sunday at 1pm. No reservations required.

Branch Out

Join us for an extraordinary evening to support Pacific Bonsai Museum, September 15. Learn more and register.



the collection


creeping hydrangea

David De Groot

Catlin Elm

John Naka

Bald Cypress

Vaughn Banting

Tucker oak

Sadao Yukimaru


From the SHOP