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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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  • This is a rather expensive museum for the size of its collection, especially with the additional fee for special exhibits, and the architecture is intimidating. All the concrete surfaces and lack of....  more
    This is a rather expensive museum for the size of its collection, especially with the additional fee for special exhibits, and the architecture is intimidating. All the concrete surfaces and lack of....  more »
  • The museum is a must to visitors. But plan to have at least 4 hours to see the museum. The museum is closed at 5 pm. The garden outside is beautiful ,but make sure you leave the garden before 5 pm... 
    The museum is a must to visitors. But plan to have at least 4 hours to see the museum. The museum is closed at 5 pm. The garden outside is beautiful ,but make sure you leave the garden before 5 pm...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Awesome experience... Only visited the California portion. Still spent 3 hours!! Cafe food was amazing wtheck who knew a museum would have such upscale cuisine. All that said I'm definitely going back to view the rest of the museum I did not go to the top level (most likely best part) there are three levels, on this day we visited the mid level. We are going back next weekend. This is an amazing experience for couples, singles and families I would recommend this experience for everyone. Truly educational and great fun.

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