Stolen Bonsai Returned to Pacific Bonsai Museum

Feb 12, 9:30am: We are pleased to report that the two bonsai stolen from our secure, public exhibition space on Sunday, February 9, have both been mysteriously returned to the Museum. Read the full press release.

Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergiana) stolen from our display on Sunday, February 9.

Silverberry (Elaeagnus pungens), stolen from our display on Sunday, February 9.


Many of you have asked what you can do to help since we shared the news that two bonsai were stolen from our public display and many of you have suggested improvements to security systems. One of the most appreciated things you do is to make a donation to the Museum to support the collection. When you join us in taking a stand for bonsai, you help us strengthen our collection.

Our 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! That means that printing will go forward and we expect to have the books ready to ship by spring 2020.

We are currently taking pre-orders for books to ship next spring. 

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…

World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience

We are currently planning our 2020 special exhibition opening May 8. Learn more…

Sunday Tours

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

Book a group tour

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


Pacific Bonsai Museum is excited to offer audio tours in Chinese (Mandarin). Listen on your smartphone while you visit the Museum / 您可以在手機上傾聽.

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.

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…

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.

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