Oakland Museum of California
292 locals recommend
Why locals recommend it
If you want to experience the real Oakland, come here on Friday nights when the museum throws its weekly party. The courtyards are packed with families for the live music, dancing, food trucks, and outdoor amphitheater. It’s really a community party, with a diverse crowd. Good news for thirsty parents: they have a cash bar. Friday nights are also a good time to see the museum itself, since they offer half-price gallery tickets for adults, and free entry for kids. Hit the galleries right at 5 pm, then go back outside for the music at around 6:30.
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 11:00 AM
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Great Museum, the architecture is amazing and worth the trip - but they always have an interesting exhibit. Friday nights food trucks, and dancing and open late until 9pm
Friday Nights at OMCA: discounted/free admission, lots of food trucks, music, dancing, and exhibits focused on local California history. Great for families, date night, anything!
Arts + History + Natural Sciences = 1 kick-ass museum. The OMCA is deeply rooted in the Oakland community offering a number of educational and outreach programs. On top of that, they throw a helluva party every Friday with drinks, food, dancing and half off entrance fees. Tip: Check out the…
The Oakland Museum hosts collections and programs that combine art, history and the natural sciences to explore Oakland’s and California’s identities. One of our favorite events is Friday Nights @ OMCA. It’s a happy mix of Off the Grid food trucks, live music, dancing lessons, half-off gallery…