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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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This museum is a lot of different types of exhibits and a really great Friday night program once a month where they serve booze and have music and a really fun vibe. every time I go here I'm allowed at the curation and novelty of...More
It’s actually several museums in one covering California history, fossils and art plus a nice garden. Allow plenty of time, there’s lots to see with many interactive exhibits for kids and adults, easy to spend several hours if not all day there. We liked that...More
This excellent museum has some really good displays on the history of California and Oakland but don't go on a wet Sunday like we did as we were visiting Oakland. The queue to get in was nearly out of the building! It was also the...More
Beginning with the original peoples of these lands, their daily life with tools, food provisions, clothing and canoeing is well presented.
Next came the Spanish with their Conquistadors and Christianity. This epochal event changed everything and signaled the demise of the natives.
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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?).