Oakland Museum of California

Entertainment & Arts

North America, United States, Alameda County

Oakland Museum of California or Oakland Museum is a museum dedicated to the art, history, and natural science of California located in Oakland, California. The Oakland Museum of California is the only museum devoted to the art, history, culture, and natural environment of California. Opened in 1969, the museum's architecture, designed by Kevin Roche, is a three-tiered blend of galleries, terraces, patios, sculpture gardens, and ponds. The Museum's vast collections, together with special exhibitions and educational outreach programs, attract visitors from around the world. Located at Oak and 10th Streets in downtown Oakland, the museum can be reached easily by BART (one block from Lake Merritt station), car, or bus. The address of the museum is 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607. The museum cafe, Blue Oak, offers patio dining overlooking the koi pond. Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (and New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Admission is $12 general; $9 seniors and students (with ID); $6 youth, ages 9–17; free to members, children 8 and younger. First Sundays are always free.