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Oakland Museum of California, Oakland

(4.7/5 based on 480 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 great facility, creative layout of contents and story lines, useful docents - a stimulating combination for walking through history - both of the USA and CA. Being a culture and museum hound this pl...  more »
  • Local art and history is captured here. Everything from the history of marijuana legalization to the story of the Black Panthers. Local art and unique exhibits. Really one of my favorite museums. 
  • Beautiful grounds, always a great special exhibit, fun things for children and lots of info on California. 
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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.