Oakland Museum Of California

Currently Closed
  • Address: 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5103188400
  • Ticket Price: 16 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum

Oakland Museum Of California - Review

The Oakland Museum of California is a museum that incorporates everything of this city that is the best. Primarily divided into three sections of art, history and natural science, the museum also houses special exhibitions of designated artists.

The art section holds some of the best creations dating from the 1800s to the present. Painters, sculptures and photographers contribute to this colossal collection of more than 70000 artworks. Moving on to the next part, the history exhibits help you explore the seven stages of evolution of California from the time of the native people living in the dynamic conditions to the golden era and then to the present day. This rollercoaster ride is encompassing with more than 1.8 million items sharing their story. The gallery of history is all but static with constant additions made to include stories that have not yet been told.

When you enter the gallery of natural science, a unique opportunity of interaction between you and the natural world awaits. The gallery is a proud presenter of California being one of the top ten hotspots for biological diversity in the country. Study and research artefacts of birds, mammals, eggs, reptiles, amphibians and plants go beyond 100000.

The museum gives an authentic experience and is a must-visit to adults and children alike.

Oakland Museum Of California Information

  • Wheelchair access is available and Service animals are welcome.

Oakland Museum Of California Ticket Prices

  • Seniors (65+) and students (with current ID) 10.95 USD
  • Youth (9-17) 6.95 USD
  • Children (8 & under) free of cost.
  • Fridays after 5 pm there is a concession, check official website for details.
  • Special exhibition fee applicable, check official website for details.
  • Group rates are applicable, and group tours available. Check official website for details.

How To reach Oakland Museum Of California by Public Transport

  • Buses 62, 88, 96, 611 to stop- Oak St: 10th St
  • Buses 1, 29, 33, 40, 618, 801, 840 to stop- 12th St: Fallon St
  • BART- Dublin/Pleasanton- Daly City, Warm Springs/ South Fremont- Daly City, Warm Springs/ South Fremont- Richmond to stop- Lake Merritt Station

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Oakland before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Oakland and book an accommodation of your choice.

TripHobo Highlights for Oakland Museum Of California

  • Oakland Museum Of California Address: 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA, United States
  • Oakland Museum Of California Contact Number: +1-5103188400
  • Oakland Museum Of California Timing: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Oakland Museum Of California Price: 16 USD
  • Time required to visit Oakland Museum Of California: 03:00 Hrs
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch

Things to Know Before Visiting Oakland Museum Of California

  • 45.65% of people who visit Oakland include Oakland Museum Of California in their plan

  • 75% of people start their Oakland Museum Of California visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Oakland Museum Of California

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oakland Museum Of California

People normally club together Lake Merritt and Chinatown while planning their visit to Oakland Museum Of California.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Oakland Museum Of California Trips

Oakland Museum Of California, Oakland Reviews

  • One of the best museums in the Bay Area. Great museum for the whole family. My children were very engaged with the Nature and Science section. It was raining, so we didn't get to check out all of the gardens, but looking forward to it on our next visit. Also great price for the experience. Every first Sunday of the month, it is complimentary entrance and that is the motivation to pay a visit. The history of California was the best journey to explore. It shows how much a hundred years' span can change so much. It was quite inspirational to walk throughout the collected history of California.

  • I always enjoy the Oakland Museum of California... The exhibits are fine but for me the real treasure is the multi-tiered gardens in back is full of nooks and hideaways to read have lunch or spy on people. Even in a busy day it’s an escape from he museum, the heat and the dust of the street. It connects right to the cafe, which always has a unique try on culinary favorites. Not everything works ( to my taste anyhow, and I’m pretty adventurous, ) but it’s never boring or bland. I never leave without a visit to the museum store - even if Ii don’t see the exhibit, I can still enjoy a few hours there without spending a cent.

  • So thankful for this educational and communal gem just a bike/transit ride away from home. The exhibits are fresh, well-curated and insightful. The events are fun and unique. And the architecture and landscaping are stunning all on their own.

  • Lively space with east bay locals. Very nice vibe and atmosphere! Last Friday they had food trucks and a live band playing! Felt very joyous.

  • Art is ok, but the natural and human history exhibits are amazing. The experience of local culture on Friday nights is unique and amazing. This is one of my favorite spots to take a date.

Read all reviews