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Oakland Museum of California

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The California Experience

This lovely museum is dedicated to all things from California and they do a terrific job. Come... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California

Truly a great museum with a focus on California. I have been to museums in Africa, Asia, Europe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sacramento, California
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“friday night”(46 reviews)
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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
+1 510-318-8400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely museum is dedicated to all things from California and they do a terrific job. Come for a special expo that interests you. One night each month the food trucks arrive and everyone makes a picnic.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly a great museum with a focus on California. I have been to museums in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. I must say that although it is not the largest museum around, it is the best curated museum I've visited. The first floor is...More

Thank Dan834
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three hours at the museum and could have extended it to 4-5 hours. The layout of the museum makes it easy to manage. There are 3 floors: Calif. History, Art, and Natural History. That way, you could skip a floor if you weren't...More

Thank lolly63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday visit, plenty of parking in the underground garage. We dropped family off at the Oakland airport, headed to Faction Brewing in Alameda, then followed with a short 1.5 hour visit to the Oakland Museum. First time at the museum, and even though it had...More

Thank zephyr64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a big city museum girl (grew up in NY). And the Oakland Museum defies all expectations of a small city museum. It combines the rich history of the area, with art and pop culture that is all Oakland based. It's a love story to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had the opportunity the Oakland Museum many times. My three daughters went through the Oakland Public Schools, so there were plenty of field trips. There are always exhibits that go into detail about Oakland over the years. Now I'm going with my granddaughter.

Thank Twinoakmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Oakland Museum has wonderful exhibits and permanent collections. Their cateria has excellent food. On Friday evenings they have food trucks surrounding the museum and it’s a happening.

Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had fun with granddaughters - live music, dancing, food, full bar outdoors, museum exhibits, friendly fun loving crowd of all ages.

Thank AkivaBenAvraham
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This museum is packed with an amazingly wide range of exhibits. All packed in a very navigable building. The history of early California and the native peoples is so educational and fascinating. During our visit there was a special Hip-Hop exhibit tracing the history and...More

Thank Ren A
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This place is a real gem. Lots of edgy exhibits teens will appreciate, decent permanent art collection and California history. Friday night food trucks scene gets a little crazy but many love it as apparent by the crowds. Other creative events often going on. Worth...More

Thank Roam561873
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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.
Barbara G
28 June 2016|
Response from McDave2 |
Never again.