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Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
+1 510-318-8400
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Great Museum

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
A Golden State Experience!

California at its best: history, art, natural wonders - all under one roof. This museum offers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oakland, California, United States
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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%
  • 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

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

Thank RDK3822
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

downtown you find a return to the history house. Here you imagination flies with enormous wings. Pictures, smells , colors and a sense of past is there waiting to be seen. the people who built this surely knew how to walk the history step by...More

Thank tichita_23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This excellent little museum is a must visit. We just enjoyed the work of Dorothea Lange and were SO glad we did not miss it. Her photography is world known and thought provoking. She photographed the world in a compassionate way with much concern for...More

Thank Maymay1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really family-friendly museum, a little confusingly laid out on three different levels but worth the exploration. For instance, for the Roy de Forest exhibit, they set aside a room for people, especially kids, to play with putting together different motifs from de...More

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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