Oakland Museum of California
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- 98%History Buffs
- 77%Art & Design Lovers
- 68%Local Culture
- 63%Family Travelers
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- Oakland Museum of CaliforniaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesTrendstersArt & Design LoversDec 25, 2013
When I first heard about OMCA, I didn't expect much. I've lived in SF for several years and didn't know this place existed until I moved to the East Bay. In fact, the only reason I visited was because of the Off the Grid event every Friday that allowed me to visit for half off. With a student ID, that comes out to $4.50, and a regular adult ticket is $6.
I've actually gone back more than once, which is saying something when it comes to a museum. This is a place for all ages. The multi-floor structure provides a pretty great view of Oakland and Lake Merritt. There is an art portion with a couple interactive displays, and the bottom floor is more like a natural history museum that features local plants and wildlife. The bottom floor is definitely better suited for children, but I still found it enjoyable, even as a Oakland newbie.Recommended for:
- Oakland Museum of CaliforniaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Dec 25, 2013
This place is awesome!!! Located near the Oakland Chinatown, this place is a bright spot in a city full of low points. Admission is $12, but every first Sunday of the month, it's free! We can today to check out not only the local California Art & History exhibits, but to also see the PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation exhibit, where we saw concept art and video of the animation-generated films that we've all come to love: Toy Story, The Incredibles, CARS, UP, Wall-E, etc. The museum is very new and quite large, with room and after room of exhibits. The California exhibits showcased California's history all the way from the 1700s to the modern era, and the Art exhibits featured many artists depicting beautiful California in all its glory. The Pixar exhibit was a joy to see and great for all ages. Come here to advance your knowledge and get cultured!Recommended for:
- Oakland Museum of CaliforniaJul 22, 2012
I spent my entire first visit here in the art galleries and love it. It's well laid out and the collection is comprehensive and varied. I particularly liked the Folk Art galleries. I need to go back soon to check out the history sections of the museum.Recommended for:
- Oakland Museum of CaliforniaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
I just went to the history section (there's also an art and science section), but it was pretty impressive. Actually, what impressed me more than the information displayed were the displays themselves. Oakland poured tens of millions of dollars into this museum, and you can see it. There are plenty of hands-on displays at kid-level, and the layout is excellent. Lots of physical white space, which helps with the dreaded condition of Museum Overload.Recommended for:
- Oakland Museum of CaliforniaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Other highlights include the California History Gallery, Mark Dion's "The Marvelous Museum", and walking outside among the lawn and the art-enhanced terraces. The various Docents were also happy that we were there and very helpful in showing us around.Recommended for: