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Oakland Aviation Museum

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Address: 8252 Earhart Rd, Oakland, CA 94621-4548
Phone Number:
+1 510-638-7100
This attraction is at Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Love airplanes? Visit the Oakland Aviation Museum

The museum has many planes on display as well as many other aviation artifacts. The docents are happy to answer questions and offer incite about the various exhibits.

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Greg S
Oakland, California
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Oakley, California
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

Wanted to go to a museum and after a quick search stumbled upon the Oakland Aviation Museum. Upon entering we were greeted immediately by a friendly face and was given a quick overview of what we were going to find. After walking in and getting the rules we found many old planes with information in front of them. There are... More 

Thank Jill W
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

I ended up visiting here with a coworker. We were on a trip to Oakland and had an hour to kill, so we came here. They have a handful of very nice aircraft inside the museum. The bulk of the aircraft are essentially scrap metal though. It's somewhat depressing seeing them in the condition they are. Everybody was friendly enough... More 

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed September 22, 2016

If you fly into Oakland International Airport and take the shuttle to the car rental center, you’ll notice Oakland Aviation Museum, en route. I’ve always been curious about this place for years, and I finally had the opportunity to visit. I have to say that I am of two minds about this attraction. I’m really torn: On the positive side,... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

The museum has many planes on display as well as many other aviation artifacts. The docents are happy to answer questions and offer incite about the various exhibits.

Thank Greg S
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016

I have seen this museum from the highway for years and finally got a chance to visit. I took my two grandsons age 6 and 8. It was great for them and me. The musum's pieces are well cared for and informative. The personnel are knowledgable and friendly. It is very kid friendly as well.

Thank georgeastraitjr
Acton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

We saw some of this museum from the road leading to the airport. While driving by at 35 mph might not be the most ideal way to explore the museum, we were nonetheless able to make out a few aircraft, including some dating back to World War II. If we had had more time, we might have considered a real... More 

2 Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
1 review
Reviewed July 3, 2016

This museum is rather small and slightly run-down, but it hosts an interesting collection of planes, engines and other pieces of the past. All-in-all a well put-together exhibit. For an aviation enthusiast, it's well worth the visit if you're nearby.

Thank Markku S
Oakland, California
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

A visit to this homegrown museum is like walking into a life-size scrapbook of aviation history. It exists because the volunteers will it to, despite a lack of respect and support from the Port of Oakland which owns the land and the buildings. The museum is kind of like Oakland itself, a city with lots of history and pride that... More 

Thank oaklandmomcat
Redding, CA
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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This museum is run by volunteers and has so many exhibits, airplanes and history of aviation! We spent two hours here looking around!

Thank electricblue04
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This is out of the way and really focused on aviation history from an Oakland perspective. The exhibits are very accessible and easily understood. There are some unique exhibits such as a BOAC flying boat and a Boeing experimental aircraft.

Thank TerryC3

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