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Snoopy Hits His Goal


Last updated 12/16/2015 at 10:38am

A statewide campaign to put Snoopy on California license plates and help fund the state's museums has achieved its goal.

More than 7,500 Californians have submitted pre-paid applications for the Snoopy license plate, which clears the way for the California Department of Motor Vehicles to make the license plate available to California motorists for $50. A portion of the cost of the initial plate and all proceeds of Snoopy plate renewal will be used to help support California's museums.

Even though the 7,500-plate goal has been reached, it's not too late to pre-order a Snoopy plate and get a one-time discounted or free admission to over 85 participating museums for a year. The opportunity to pre-order a Snoopy plate and get these "Beagle Backer" benefits has been extended for two days, from December 16 through December 18. The plates (and discount museum pass) make a great holiday gift.

The Snoopy license plate program will support a competitive grant program administered by the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) to benefit California's museums. Regular plates cost $50, with a $40 annual renewal cost, while personalized plates are $98, with a $78 annual renewal cost. The plates will benefit the state's museums, including art and history museums, zoos, aquariums, children's museums, and science centers.

"Buying a Snoopy license plate is a great way to support California's cultural heritage," said California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird, chair of the CCHE board. "The California Cultural and Historical Endowment has a 10-year history of preserving California's cultural heritage through grants to over 150 projects throughout California."

Visit to learn more about the program and to pre-order your Snoopy license plates and support California's museums.

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