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Oakland Museum of California

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Address: 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
Phone Number: 510-318-8400
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Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Oakland Museum of California provides unique collections, exhibitions...

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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Cultural Gem!

I visited with my family of four on a Sunday in August. OMC participates in the Blue Star program, so admission is free for military service members and veterans during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dante M
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited with my family of four on a Sunday in August. OMC participates in the Blue Star program, so admission is free for military service members and veterans during the summer. We visited to see "Altered State" and exhibit about marijuana in California which was very educational and well put together. I recommend it to any Californian voting on... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have attended this museum for special exhibits and various events for many years and support the museum as a paid member. The museum appeals to visitors with a variety of exhibits about nature, California history, and current events so it keeps up with the times. They present programs oriented towards families and evening events that offer food, music and... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Magnificent displays of Oakland's history and culture with historical galleries representing a variety of cultural and artistic equities. Great interactive events for the public to participate in its own significance: from Friday night food truck vents to Dua de Los Muertos exhibitions and celebrations, there is something forever one at OMCA! It is our home. Come be a part of... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go to this wonderful museum to learn about Oakland and California, and understand our eclectic and diverse community! Great place to efficiently jam in a lot of California culture, and see great Cal Art.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to the Friday night events at the Oakland Museum several times. The exhibits are always fascinating; tasty food from an army of food trucks; great music and interesting drinks. Great as a date night, family night, or alone

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my visiting 12 year old grandson to the marijuana exhibit. It sparked a long discussion about the medical and recreational uses of marijuana and its possible benefits and liabilities. Very valuable family discussion.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with the grandkids who were excited about visiting the Warriors exhibit. Well, there was not much to see...they could have done a much better job....however, we were greatly impressed with the exhibit about Oakland itself. well-done overall and a lot of things for the kids to do: from drawing, to sharing their thoughts about this city. Because... More 

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oakland, CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Oakland museum always has interesting exhibits. Their eclectic exhibitions run the gamut from honey bees to marihuana. The permanent art exhibits are strong with Joan Brown and the UC Davis painters from the 60's. Fun on a Friday night when they have live music and food trucks. Great place to see all cultures of Oakland enjoying life together as... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is worth the time to visit. The core collection is interesting but the varying special exhibits are worth the visit if the particular show is of interest. I have been many time and rarely find it crowded. As an Oaklander it is a good museum to join and support the arts in Oakland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth a visit for the standing collection or the ever changing artistic and historical exhibits. Locals should consider joining for the exhibits and to support the wonderful community museum.

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