(Oakland, California - CA, USA)
Oakland is home to the Oakland Museum of California, one of the area's most popular museums and attractions, filled with art galleries, natural science exhibits and history displays.
Another popular museum in Oakland is the Chabot Space and Science Center, full of interactive displays for all ages, providing a relaxing end to the day with its famous telescope observatory. Here is some more information about Oakland's main museums.
Oakland Museum of California
Address: 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 510 318 8400
A large museum with three storeys surfacing different themes, the Oakland Museum of California is a favorite attraction among visitors all year round. Its third floor contains the museum's art, while the second is known as the 'history' level. The base floor is coined as 'natural sciences' and contains a special gallery of its own. A souvenir shop and restaurant are also available at the Oakland Museum of California, as well as a koi pond and the James Moore Theater.
Open hours: Wednesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors, students and groups, children under nine free
Chabot Space and Science Center
Address: 10000 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 510 336 7300
A full-dome digital project system, Chabot's Ask Jeeves Planetarium in Oakland provides clear images that surface the whole 70-foot / 21-meter dome and immaculate audio. Seating 240 individuals, it features live and prerecorded shows. The Telescope Makers' Workshop is open to all and teaches people how to build their own telescopes (open on Friday nights from 19:00 to 22:00). Take a break at the Celestial Café, with a menu that includes salads, sandwiches and desserts.
Open hours: Wednesday and Thursday - 10:00 to 17:00, Friday and Saturday - 10:00 to 22:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children