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Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
+1 510-318-8400
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Art, History, Nature in one package.

I am a member of OMCA. If you've not visited, you'll be surprised by the scope of the collection... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oakland, California
great museum

this museum has three floors of exhibits. I like this museum because it is very interactive and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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The Oakland Museum of California provides unique collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities designed to generate a broader and deeper understanding of and interest in California's environment, history, art and people. Museum programs are responsive, accessible and meaningful to the public, including school children, teachers, scholars, the immediate Oakland community, and an increasingly diverse California population.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
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  • Terrible1%
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1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
+1 510-318-8400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a member of OMCA. If you've not visited, you'll be surprised by the scope of the collection, the quality of the curation and the beauty of the grounds. OMCA was the recipient of Dorothea Lange's photography collection-6,000 prints and 25,000 negatives-- upon her...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this museum has three floors of exhibits. I like this museum because it is very interactive and there are lots to touch and feel its more relaxed than many such places The second floor is a fascinating history of California through the ages . Guest...More

Thank alameagirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went today with 7 kids, 3 of which were my own. Ages ranged from 13 to 4 months. Everyone loved this museum (obviously the 4 month old was just along for the ride) :) We were able to go to the museum for $30, which...More

Thank CandJGriffith
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oakland Museum marries modern art with two centuries of local California History. I've visited with adult friends in the past, and took my grandchildren here last year. I think I enjoyed the latter visit more. The kids were excited over each new exhibit from natural...More

Thank patmacsata
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oakland Museum of California offers fantastic views of contemporary art by artists related to Oakland and a really fine historical, political, and artistic account of the history of California, through countless histories of people, objects, and places that made Oakland and the North Bay...More

Thank pabl0min
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been a member of the Oakland Museum for about 20 years. It's always a great place to spend a couple of hours looking at the permanent art and the California nature section, but they do an especially laudable job with their special exhibits! And...More

Thank kyarkin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 1/2 a day here- there is so much to see, and everything is beautifully presented. I thought the admission of 16 dollars was steep, but it really is a terrific local museum. Loads of things kids of all ages will enjoy.

Thank Annelyse C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy this museum. I came yesterday to especially see the Dorothea Lange photograph exhibit. It was very nicely done and did not disappoint. The only drawback was that it was crowded, which made it hard to read all the information about the wonderful...More

Thank Woodpecker48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Oakland Museum. The museum has hosted some great temporary shows - recently exhibits on the Black Panthers and Sneakers - and the permanent exhibits are interesting and informative with extensive information on California history and a great art collection. Friday nights are...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Oakland visiting Granddaughter we had the chance to visit this fine museum. It would take days to visit all the attractions inside and not just the few hours that we spent there. It was Friday so they also had the band and food...More

Thank Ron W
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Response from Claudia L | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we do have one free day a month—Free First Sunday. The first Sunday of each month offers free admission during our regular hours of 10 am to 6 pm. Hope to see you at the Oakland Museum of California... More