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The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) curates art, history, and natural science to tell extraordinary stories of California’s natural landscapes, human migration patterns, and its unique culture of creativity and innovation. With more than 1.9 million objects including seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and photographs, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area, and a resource for the research and understanding of California's dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.

The museum’s updates build on the founders’ multidisciplinary and civic-minded intent of improving integration of OMCA’s collections and programs, and creating new opportunities for visitor participation.

Hours:


Monday–Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday–Sunday: 11 am –5 pm

The Museum is closed the following days:

New Year’s Day (1/1/23)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/16/23)
President’s Day (2/20/23)
Memorial Day (5/29/23)
Juneteenth (6/19/23)
Independence Day (7/4/23)
Labor Day (9/4/23)
Thanksgiving Day (11/23/23)
Christmas Day (12/25/23)

Admission:


Members: Free
General $19
Seniors (65+) & Students (with current ID): $16
Youth (13–17): $12
Children (12 & under): Free
Special Exhibition: +$6

On the first Sunday of every month, OMCA offers a suggested donation of $5. 

About OMCA


When the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) first opened its doors fifty years ago in 1969, it brought together three historically independent disciplines—art, history, and natural sciences—under one roof. This progressive multidisciplinary approach was to celebrate the many facets of California. Our collections—comprising more than 1.9 million objects including seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and photographs—and our programs explore and reveal the factors that shape California character and identity, from its extraordinary natural landscapes, to successive waves of migration, to its unique culture of creativity and innovation. Learn more about Oakland Museum of California.
 

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