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Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California
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Local Culture, Art, History, Photography, Architecture
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Price: $10-$15
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Notes: There is a wheelchair-accessible entrance ramp at 10th and Fallon.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Oakland Museum of California

A Taste of History, Art, and California Culture

Family Time Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
1000 Oak St
Oakland, CA 94607
+1 510 238 2200
Fax: +1 510 238 2258


This museum celebrates and showcases all things California; history, culture, climate, and of course, art. If your visit to the state doesn't include a scenic drive down south, then be sure to take note of the Walk Across California exhibit. Here, you'll be able to see the different ecosystems that thrive in the beautiful and diverse state. Other permanent exhibits include California: A Place, A People, A Dream, where you can learn how the state, its people, its politics, and its culture came to be. The Oakland Museum of California was designed by architect, Kevin Roche, in 1969. Roche wanted to mesh gallery space with outdoor terraces and landscaping and parks with works of art. Today, Roche's design of the museum continues to catch the attention of design teams and architects all over the world.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 11am-5pm Wed-Sun, but closes 9pm Fri
Notes: The museum remains open until 9pm on the first Friday of each month. The museum closes for Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Visit Time: 30min-3hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: $10-$15
Discounts Available: Children under 6 (free!)


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Subway
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: The museum has a parking garage and can be entered on Oak St at 11 St. The museum validates parking for a discount; be sure to bring your parking ticket to the admissions desk or bookstore to have it validated.

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