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“The new Museum is Great!”

Oakland Museum of California
Ranked #1 of 127 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 23, 2012

This is a great California museum. It knows what it is trying to do (finally) and is succeeding. Always try to catch the special exhibits. Some are unique, like the Pixar show last year. Also check out the other galleries. They are showing a lot more of their permanent stuff. Don't miss the California History exhibit. First rate

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Reviewed March 20, 2012

The Oakland Museum is a beautiful museum. It houses a wonderful collection of California history and its art. I find the special exhibits easy to view and interestingly presented. It is one of Oakland's gems.

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Reviewed March 19, 2012

The Oakland Museum's focus is on California. Recently their Chief Curator of Art retired and there is no planned replacement which is a shame, but they have many interesting historical exhibits too.

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

What a lovely museum. An interesting combination of Californian art, history and natural history. We were able to see both the art and history exhibits, both were fascinating. The displays were interesting and interactive. A great way to spend an afternoon. I'm sorry that the natural history exhibit was not available for viewing.

Thank bryguy350
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

What a delightful surprise to find this hiddn gem in downtown Oakland. Great displays, good local art and a very pleasant outdoor cafe. Go, enjoy!

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