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Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
+1 510-318-8400
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Friday Night Fun

I love the Oakland Museum. The museum has hosted some great temporary shows - recently exhibits on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gail R
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Berkeley, California
Should spend days not hours here

While in Oakland visiting Granddaughter we had the chance to visit this fine museum. It would take... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ron W
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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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
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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

She is one of my favorite photographers and her estate donated negatives and prints to this museum when she died. They are having a special exhibition of her work from now until early August 2017. Don't miss it! The California history portion of the museum...More

Thank BrenHen70
Reviewed 1 week ago

So proud to live in Oakland and to have access to this fine museum. Permanent exhibits explain Northern Califonia history and environment. Many fine California artists on display too. Also have the most interesting temporary exhibits. Always very enlightening.

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A terrific museum broken into three parts: history, art, and science. The history was terrific, as was the special art exhibit. Didn't have enought time for the science part. Lovely gardens and views of Oakland.

Thank 8005travelbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But being tourists we hadn't spotted that our visit timed perfectly with a superb Special Exhibition on her. A full hour later we took a break in the cafe (which was a bit limited in its range of food) before checking out the history galleries....More

Thank LandC46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting Oakland, and we came specifically to visit this museum. It was very well done and fascinating to visit. It's huge! There is an art gallery, natural museum, and history of California section along with special exhibits. We paid the...More

Thank Finalsan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to come here for field trips as a kid. It was a usual museum. But now that my kids are in grade school, I love chaperoning their field trips to the OMofC. Hands on and relevant exhibits. Great one of CA and local Oakland....More

Thank Jen V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I tagged along on our daughters school field trip! So glad we did! We ended up staying longer than the school and exploring more of this great museum on our own. A true treasure. Living most of my life in California, I...More

Thank Korina M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good thing about this museum is that it's interesting for both adults and kids. You can visit during the day or you can visit them on Friday nights for a reduced price with live music and drinks. Friday nights are ideal for date night...More

Thank Patricia R
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Sherri M
Which Bart station is the closest to the museum?
18 January 2017|
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Response from vhgoudeau | Reviewed this property |
The lake merritt part station.
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JimCunniff
Is there a Free day?
20 May 2015|
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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
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