Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California: Hours, Address, Oakland Museum of California Reviews: 4.5/5

Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Sporforya
Los Altos, CA42 contributions
Come visit the Californian History
Feb 2020
This is a museum that will enlighten you on the Californian history. You will also find artists from California in the art gallery.
Written October 10, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,579 contributions
California History
May 2020
This museum is devoted to the history and art of California. So wait for a special expo that you want to see. And come on a Friday when the food trucks and music is outside in the early evening. This place is a gem.
Written May 16, 2020
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Terri
Oakland, CA9 contributions
A true cultural gem
Oct 2019 • Friends
Oakland and the East Bay are fortunate to have this terrific museum and cultural center. Always find thought-provoking exhibits and appreciate the commitment the Museum has made to bring culturally relevant special exhibitions to the community.
Written March 5, 2020
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CentralCATraveler
Coalinga, CA874 contributions
Museum with a variety of exhibits
Feb 2020 • Friends
Went here while visiting Oakland, and was happy to catch the exhibit of art from Burning Man. There was also a nice Dorothea Lange exhibit. The museum has a large gallery of natural sciences exhibits and a gallery about the history of California. The art gallery also features California artists. There is a garden area which was closed when I was there, but there were a couple of sculptural pieces on display outside. There is also a small museum shop.
Written February 28, 2020
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Terry M
Lafayette, CA100 contributions
Burning Man exhibit is fantastic
Feb 2020
Just to see the Burning Man exhibit ("No Spectators"). A truly amazing exhibit which is definitely worth seeing. The California history section of the exhibit is fun, educational and interesting. It too is worth seeing. The museum itself is beautiful and the docent staff is friendly and informative.
Written February 11, 2020
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Feldperson
Paso Robles, CA19 contributions
Go on a docent led tour.
Jan 2020 • Friends
Treat yourself today. Go on a docent led tour of this museum. This is an art tour you will never forget, because it teaches you how to approach art through engagement, rather than observation. It sounds silly and weird, but it’s true. You will never just look at art again. I found out from a director of the museum that the docents go through a training that is over a year long. It shows. I’ve been on art tours all over the world. There is nothing that compares to this place. Amazing. Who would have thought? If I could, I would physically make you take this tour, it is that good.
Written February 9, 2020
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Kathryn C
Rochester, NY90 contributions
Surprisingly beautiful setting in the middle of urban Oakland!
Feb 2020 • Friends
We really enjoyed the indoor/outdoor aspects of this interesting museum of art. We especially enjoyed their current show on Burning Man art.
Written February 7, 2020
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Robyn B
3 contributions
Comprehensive
Dec 2019 • Friends
The museum has an excellent selection of artifacts,laid out in a beautiful clear systematic fashion.
Written January 26, 2020
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Libby M
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
Great Museum, DO NOT PARK HERE
Jan 2020 • Friends
Burning Man exhibit was awesome but when I went to grab my car from the garage at 10:15 on a Friday, before the posted 10:30 closing time, all doors were completely locked. I now have to go back out to Oakland tomorrow, two Lyfts later, to retrieve my car because the parking attendants decided to clock out early. Totally unacceptable in the middle of Oakland at night. And ACE parking who manage the garage were absolutely useless trying to help get it out (before it even hit 10:30). What a way to ruin the start of a long weekend.
Written January 18, 2020
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22Janjim20
Oakland, CA417 contributions
Superb Museum and Exhibits - Good food at Cafe
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had lunch at the Cafe and they were very accommodating. I did not want a bun with my hamburger and they gave me lettuce instead. My friends had the salad with watermelon radishes that looked fantastic! We went to the Burning Man exhibit that was a real eye-opener and helped me understand the whole concept. The art and the videos were amazing. Be sure to go outside and see the temple and the very large statue of the woman. Well worth it!!
Written January 9, 2020
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Oakland Museum of California is open:
  • Wed - Thu 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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