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Oakland Museum of California, Oakland
(4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Take a comprehensive tour of the Golden State at Oakland Museum of California. Through more than a million artifacts and three separate galleries, the museum tells the story of California's history, arts, and nature. At the historical gallery, browse artifacts depicting everything from the native communities, Spanish settlers, and Gold Rush, to the rise of Hollywood and the present day. The art gallery displays numerous works of famous Californian artists, while the natural science section celebrates the extensive diversity of the state's wildlife. The museum's many amenities include a cafe, bike and car parking, and free Wi-Fi access. The entire facility is adapted to accommodate visitors with special needs and parents with small children. Use our Oakland travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Oakland Museum of California and other attractions in Oakland.
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  • A very enjoyable visit to the Oakland Museum. They have a large collection of art, including a wonderful exhibit on Native Americans in California. But, there is so much more than Native American art ...  more »
  • We like to come here on Friday nights since the museum is open late and there are food trucks and live entertainment. The museum itself is worth visiting and the temporary exhibits are always interest...  more »
  • Old world California history is done well. Very global view of the world... and gives you a sense of pride being in this wonderful state. Other exhibits always feature local artists. Great museum stor...  more »
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  • Great museum that covers all the bases. Art, history and natural sciences. The first Sunday of every month has free admission (recommended $5 donation). Friendly and knowledgeable staff and more exhibits than you can imagine. You will be pleasantly pleased beyond your dreams.
  • Best outdoor sculputer gardens in California. Great place to learn about the history, art, and natural resources of California. Great store. Easy parking. Truly a hidden gem overlooking beautiful Lake Merritt.
  • Very nice art section. Also, the traveling exhibits can be very good. High quality museum.
  • Visit this awesome museum at least a few times a year. They have monthly free first Sundays. Art, California, and natural history museums. The present black panther exhibit is great - one could easily spend the whole day on each exhibit.
  • Nice place to learn more and educate yourself. I really recommend visiting Oakland Museum of California.