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Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA, United States
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  • 77%
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  • 68%
    Local Culture
  • 68%
    Students
  • 63%
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  • Oakland Museum of California
    Stella R
    5 May 26, 2014

    If it is local and international art you want to see then go to the Oakland Museum of California. A must see!

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersLGBTLocal Culture
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  • Oakland Museum of CaliforniaPro 2014
    Jenn B
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    4 Dec 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.

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  • Oakland Museum of CaliforniaAmbassadorPro 2014
    Stanley Chan
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    5 Dec 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!

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  • Oakland Museum of California
    Leonard Amaral
    5 Jul 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:History Buffs
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  • Oakland Museum of CaliforniaPro 2014
    Alex L
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    4 Jul 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:History BuffsFamily Travelers
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  • Oakland Museum of CaliforniaPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    4 Jul 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:History Buffs
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  • Oakland Museum of California
    Scott S
    4 Feb 12, 2014

    Interesting and educational cultural exhibits.

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    Helen T
    5 Jun 18, 2013
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    Joe P
    5 May 24, 2013

    A hidden gem

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    Judy B
    5 May 01, 2013

    don't miss Friday Food Trucks 5pm-9pm at the Museum

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    Bart Jaworski
    5 Jan 20, 2012
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    Craig Kellar
    3 Jul 27, 2011
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  • Oakland Museum of California
    Amy Chow
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    4 Apr 20, 2013
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    5 Feb 10, 2014
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  • Oakland Museum of California
    Foreignlady
    5 Feb 08, 2014
    Recommended for:History BuffsLocal Culture
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  • Oakland Museum of California
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    4 Oct 19, 2013
    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersHistory BuffsStudents
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    Verlisia
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    4 Nov 06, 2013
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4.5 out of 5
17 member's reviews
889 people visited Oakland Museum of California

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Art, history, and science call all be explored under one roof. This leading cultural institution has over 1.8 million objects in addition to the ever-changing temporary exhibits.

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