Fodor's Expert Review Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Fodor's Choice

Designed by Kevin Roche, this museum is a quintessential example of mid-century modern architecture and home to a capacious collection of nearly 2 million objects in three distinct galleries celebrating California's history, natural sciences, and art. Listen to native species and environmental soundscapes in the Library of Natural Sounds and engage in stories of the state's past and future, from Ohlone basket making to emerging technologies. Don't miss the photographs from Dorothea Lange's personal archive and a worthy collection of Bay Area figurative painters, including David Park and Joan Brown. Stay for lunch at the Town Fare café, where chef Michele McQueen serves California-soul food dishes like Low Country shrimp and cheddar grits. On Friday evening, the museum bustles with live music, food trucks, and after-hours gallery access.

Fodor's Choice Family Specialty Museum

Quick Facts

1000 Oak St.
Oakland, California  94607, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $19; free 1st Sun. of month, Closed Mon. and Tues.

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