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Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
+1 510-318-8400
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Nice museum

This museum is surprisingly good. I went not expecting much, but found a pretty good art... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TIMOTHY O
Great for learning

Best place to go and relive your childhood bring back a lot of memories and it's very educational... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Focus O
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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 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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  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“food trucks” (65 reviews)
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1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607-4820
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"natural history"
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"food trucks"
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"special exhibits"
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"friday night"
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"gold rush"
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"permanent collection"
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"half price"
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"three levels"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 17 reviews
"dia de los muertos"
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"art section"
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"modern art"
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"native americans"
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"great displays"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is surprisingly good. I went not expecting much, but found a pretty good art collection and an exceptional exhibit on California and Oakland history. Parking is available under the museum, which is very convenient.

Thank TIMOTHY O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to go and relive your childhood bring back a lot of memories and it's very educational for the youth and people of nature you should go and enjoy ypurself

Thank Focus O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMCA has a great Friday night program that includes 1/2 price museum entrance fee. The museum is open late, a side street is lined with food trucks, there is live music and dancing, art projects for kids, an open bar, and often a lecture or...More

Thank Kate K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When ONE comes to or out to CALIFORNIA! This should be the 1st STOP! Visit our LOVELY ART MUSEUM! You will glad YOU did!being a OAKLAND resident,I am proud to say this! What are you waiting for? Come on over or out to OAKLAND,CALIFORNIA! PEACE

Thank tribecca22018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a little bit of everything for everyone. From the earliest days of California to up to date displays. There is always a special display. Yes it is expensive, but it is free on Sunday.

Thank L R
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

If it were not for the price, this would be an A+ site to visit. I took students and friends there for over 20 years, and all had a good informative time. i do believe the first Sunday is still free, so it is available...More

Thank jo9bloe
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite place to spend an afternoon in Oakland. The Oakland Museum always has incredibly interesting special exhibits, and Friday night’s at the museum are some of the most fun I’ve ever had. Food trucks, live music, discounted museum fees, if you’re...More

Thank Besia F
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This is an amazing Oakland/California-centered museum. It combines indoor and outdoor spaces in a delightful midcentury modern multi-level space, has an incredible Dorothea Lange photograph collection (it was donated by her family after her death) and half-off admission on Fridays in the summer when there's...More

Thank JenTravels808
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I took my 4 boys (3/5/8/9) to the museum for an educational relaxed day with Dad. We all had a great time investigating California history and had a nice lunch upstairs.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is not a museum of Oakland but of all of California, and it's an excellent introduction to our tall skinny state. I live in Oakland and take foreign visitors here. They love it and I never tire of going back. Of the three floors--geography,...More

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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
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Sherri M
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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.
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