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Oakland Museum of California

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a local gem

Permanent exhibits are worth seeing as are special programs. The restaurant is great with lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jhfeinberg1
Definitely worth a trip!

This is a wonderful museum worthy of a visit if you happen to be traveling anywhere near by. On... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Abigail K
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Oakland, 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...more
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1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Permanent exhibits are worth seeing as are special programs. The restaurant is great with lots of choices.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful museum worthy of a visit if you happen to be traveling anywhere near by. On Friday nights they have live music and food trucks outside and half price admission.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Abigail K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Place to visit with kids or with school trips. A lot to learn. I went their with my friend in order to write about Oakland culture. I wrote about the plastic waste. Recommending to visit with kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chronological history of the state of California - very well set out and easy to follow. Some hand-on displays which both adults and children would enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lislewend
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Charles and Ray Eames and I was fun discorery! Not only did I get to know their work! Which I did not knonw, and I totally appreciated it as an Architect, but I could see how anyone in the design world...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Servando L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Oakland Museum has a wide range of fun and educational exhibits -- history, science, and art. Their current Ray and Charles Eames special show is well worth the extra $3.00 fee as many aspects of these two modern designers and architects from LA are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing. I wish every state had something similar to Oakland Museum. Children's section makes children engage in environmentally sensitive issues and give them an awareness of basic agriculture & land use. The geography is section is great, it teaches one about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ajeya
Reviewed 7 November 2018

There is nothing quite like the Oakland Museum: it has incredible displays of California life going back before the Europeans, intriguing/informative exhibits on such things as the Black Panther Party's actual philosophy and objectives, Hip Hop explained to old white guys like me , and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A wonderful place for kids and adults to learn about our great state!! There is so much history to learn. From art from different cultures that have influenced California to agriculture that has grown to feed our nation. It was educational, fun, and worth another...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ANGELAW3621
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Looking for something to do during the day when we had Warriors tickets and saw this listed on Travel Advisor as second place attraction. We were very impressed. There were three separate galleries. One for Art which we didn't visit, one for California History, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John L
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nativesanfranciscans
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
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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.
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Barbara G
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