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Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
+1 510-318-8400
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The Oakland museum has a wide range of art, culture, activities, gardens, and a comfortable cafe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oakland, California
When I had twelve hours in Oakland and a list of my left coast friends/colegas to see...

...I used the Oakland Museum as a home base. I met a long-time colega here, for iced coffee in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
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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 good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
+1 510-318-8400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oakland museum has a wide range of art, culture, activities, gardens, and a comfortable cafe, beautifully designed but providing an intimate and private experience; a lovely place to wander through. First Fridays are especially fun.

Thank WriterforPeace
Reviewed 1 week ago

...I used the Oakland Museum as a home base. I met a long-time colega here, for iced coffee in the gardens. We sat in the shade and caught up for hours. I used some in between time to tour the history sections, to sit in...More

Thank 012345km
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The OMC is a fine local museum with a wide range of objects to view -- science, art, natural history,history of CA, etc. It is a great place to take kids. But people often overlook its terrific architecture and its truly splendid garden. OMC is...More

Thank Steve12072016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the displays in the History and Arts sections, which were the only two I had time to see. Highly recommend

Thank RDK3822
Reviewed 14 September 2017

California at its best: history, art, natural wonders - all under one roof. This museum offers authentic links to all of California - from the shores to the innovations of technology. Get up close to look at artifacts, admire art with beauty and guts, marvel...More

Thank DML50
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Not a great museum but worth seeing. I do enjoy best when the food trucks are there. So you can get a bite and enjoy the music all.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I moved to Oakland about 1 year ago and after one visit to OMCA, we immediately became members. We love their special exhibits and their California permanent exhibit is very well done. As members we get 2 free guest passes with every...More

Thank Carina W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I've been here a half dozen times and brought guest of different ages along and it's always been a both a relaxing and stimulating outing. There's outdoor space with lawns for restless legs and nice spots to picnic. The permanent exhibits are a good introduction...More

Thank zenon368
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I've been going to the Oakland Museum for years. It has super accessible (as in the easy for all ages to enjoy) exhibits on California history. There are wonderful special exhibitions year round. Highly suggest what I *believe* is an annual Dia de los Muertos...More

Thank Lori N
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Periodically throughout the summer months, there are food trucks and music just around an entrance to the museum that is fun for adults and families. Be sure to check their site for these events. A nice cool place to visit various permanent and guest exhibits....More

Thank Carol V
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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

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