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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...more
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Only managed the history of California section but it was a superbly presented chronological history of California which added a massive amount to our stay. Excellent quality of display backed up by informative audio commentaries and some fun interactive exhibits. you need 2-3 hours to...More
Every time I come to visit my daughter who lives 2 blocks away from this museum, we come here for Friday night half price museum at 5pm. Then we select dinner from one or two of the dozen or so food trucks, while listening to...More
A fairly large facility on three levels, one devoted to art, one to science and one to histor. There is a wonderful variety of displays, many interactive, many videos, lots of places to sit and rest, lots of little nooks and crannies to get lost...More
I love the exhibits here and the open garden at the Oakland Museum. I really enjoyed the Hip Hop Respect exhibit because it spoke to a huge piece of what Oakland is about from an artistic lens. Really great activities there for families. Great place!
The folks at the Museum have put in great efforts to make this place useful, fun, and exciting for the community and I think that they have been extremely successful. On Friday nights this place really shines, great for singles and families alike— there is...More
This lovely museum is dedicated to all things from California and they do a terrific job. Come for a special expo that interests you. One night each month the food trucks arrive and everyone makes a picnic.
Truly a great museum with a focus on California. I have been to museums in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. I must say that although it is not the largest museum around, it is the best curated museum I've visited. The first floor is...More
We spent three hours at the museum and could have extended it to 4-5 hours. The layout of the museum makes it easy to manage. There are 3 floors: Calif. History, Art, and Natural History. That way, you could skip a floor if you weren't...More
Sunday visit, plenty of parking in the underground garage.
We dropped family off at the Oakland airport, headed to Faction Brewing in Alameda, then followed with a short 1.5 hour visit to the Oakland Museum. First time at the museum, and even though it had...More
They have free teacher days several times a year. They just had one a few weeks ago for the Dia de los Muertos exhibit and they mentioned they were planning two more this year (one winter, one spring). So get on their email... More
They have free teacher days several times a year. They just had one a few weeks ago for the Dia de los Muertos exhibit and they mentioned they were planning two more this year (one winter, one spring). So get on their email list. These nights are typically on Fridays after school. The museum provided snacks plus tokens for the food trucks and a drink, they have various presenters there, too. Most museums in the Bay Area have at least one free teacher day each year. Sometimes you can bring a guest, some not.
Also, people are incorrect that they do not have an educator discount - they do have a special educator rate for museum memberships (I just pulled out my card and checked). I can't remember how much I paid (maybe $55/year?).