Oakland Museum of California, Oakland

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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 tour itinerary maker website to add Oakland Museum of California and other attractions to your Oakland vacation plans.
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  • I spent three hours on the top level, which is devoted to art/artists of California. There was a big variety, all well-curated. I didn't have time for the rest of the museum, but I'll bet I could... 
    I spent three hours on the top level, which is devoted to art/artists of California. There was a big variety, all well-curated. I didn't have time for the rest of the museum, but I'll bet I could...  more »
  • This is a museum that will enlighten you on the Californian history. You will also find artists from California in the art gallery. 
    This is a museum that will enlighten you on the Californian history. You will also find artists from California in the art gallery.  more »
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  • UPDATE: Lunchtime sessions on Saturdays are awesome!! It is such a joy to be outside listening and watching the music/stories/dancing. The people who organize this event have done an amazing job in picking performers who appeal to people of all ages. I don't really even need to check to see what kind of a performance it will be I know I will have a great time! I love coming here on Fridays to see the music and dancing. Picnicking on the lawn and visiting the exhibits with my daughter.
  • It's an amazing place. The history museum has many physical exhibits and interactive equipment. Can understand history very clearly. The specimens in the nature museum are very lifelike and suitable for children. The roof terrace is very comfortable on a sunshine day. The staff are fantastic. It's just a little expensive for parking. Five bucks an hour. In general, places worth go with your family.

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