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Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
+1 510-318-8400
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an accessible place, re-tuned to the community

The Oakland Museum has had several iterations over the years, and the latest is the most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary D
Great museum

I've been to OMC several times. I tend to enjoy history, natural history, and science museums while... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jett S
San Francisco, California
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • 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 had several iterations over the years, and the latest is the most interesting. While it has always had a local historical focus, it's current one is impressive in the way that it reaches for community interest. Our last visit was to...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to OMC several times. I tend to enjoy history, natural history, and science museums while my wife is more interested in art. This museum satisfies both of us! It's been a hit when I've brought my niece and nephew as well. There are...More

Thank Jett S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMC is a unique treasure combining CA themed art, history and science permanent collections with outstanding special exhibits. OMC does well blending the past with contemporary issues and includes topical, human rights oriented topics that really push social consciousness. TIP The underground parking garage is...More

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited many museums across the world, and I cannot recommend this one highly enough! The exhibits are incredibly well done, both from a design and content standpoint. The temporary exhibit, Nature's Gift (open 'til Jan 21, 2018) is an interesting addition, and provides...More

2  Thank Louise S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Oakland Museum is an awesome venue. There is something for everyone of all ages. Location is near the jewel of the city's Lake Merritt. Parking is available for a nominal fee. Admission is affordable. There are beverages and snacks available or bring a bag...More

Thank raiderfan1355
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having recently moved to Oakland I decided to spend some time visiting this museum. The expectations were not high, was just looking for something to do on a Saturday. Boy...what a surprise! I highly recommend a visit to this museum. Very nice insights on the...More

1  Thank 788geraldt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After visiting and appreciating the Oakland Museum numerous times as our children grew up--and then on our own--we recently returned with our active and enthusiastic 7-year-old grandson and great-nephew. It was a good thing that there were two of us (adults), because the boys wanted...More

1  Thank Kredit
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We try to go on the last Sunday of the month for the free day. And we are never disappointed. We also like to go to First Fridays there too.

Thank gardengirl1964
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Worth a stop for the creative exhibits. The Friday night food truck events are fun gatherings that attract a friendly crowd.

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with this museum. Lots of great exhibits. Very interesting. Spent a fortune in the shop.

Thank OriginalEnglishRose
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10 November 2017|
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Response from Gail R | Reviewed this property |
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
Sherri M
18 January 2017|
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Response from Pat M | Reviewed this property |
The Lake Merritt BART station is only a couple blocks from the Oakland Museum. When you exit the BART station head towards the hills and you are walking in the right direction.