The best museums in Oakland in March 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Oakland, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Oakland:

  1. United States Lightship Relief1

    United States Lightship Relief

    Oakland, CA
    United States lightship Relief (WLV-605) is a lightvessel now serving as a museum ship in Oakland, California . Built in 1950, she is one of a small number of surviving lightships, and one of an even smaller number built specifically for the United States Coast Guard . Along with her sister ship,
  2. Oakland Museum of California2

    Oakland Museum of California

    Oakland, CA
    The Oakland Museum of California or OMCA (formerly the Oakland Museum ) is an interdisciplinary museum dedicated to the art , history , and natural science of California , located adjacent to Oak Street, 10th Street, and 11th Street in Oakland, California . The museum contains more than 1.8 million
  3. Camron-stanford House3

    Camron-stanford House

    Oakland, CA
  4. Pardee Home Museum4

    Pardee Home Museum

    Oakland, CA
  5. The Made5

    The Made

    Oakland, CA
    The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (stylized as The MADE ) is an Oakland, California , museum dedicated to digital art and gaming, with fully playable gaming exhibits. Its mission is to collect and curate video games , digital media concept art, and gaming systems, to teach the public about
  6. Oakland Aviation Museum6

    Oakland Aviation Museum

    Oakland, CA
    Oakland Aviation Museum , formerly called Western Aerospace Museum , was founded in 1981 as a non-profit organization operating an aviation museum located at North Field of Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California . It has over 30 vintage and modern airplanes, both civilian and military,
  7. Uss Potomac (ag-25)7

    Uss Potomac (ag-25)

    Oakland, CA
    USS Potomac (AG-25) , formerly USCGC Electra , was Franklin D. Roosevelt 's presidential yacht from 1936 until his death in 1945. On August 3, 1941, she played a decoy role while Roosevelt held a secret conference to develop the Atlantic Charter . USS Potomac and USS Sequoia are the last two existin
  8. Chabot Space and Science Center8

    Chabot Space and Science Center

    Oakland, CA
    Chabot Space and Science Center , located in Oakland, California , is a center for science learning featuring interactive exhibits, planetariums, a large screen theater, hands-on activities and three powerful telescopes . The Center is the continuation and expansion of a public observatory that has
  9. Oakland Zoo9

    Oakland Zoo

    Oakland, CA
    The Oakland Zoo is a zoo located in the Grass Valley neighborhood of Oakland , California , United States . Established in 1922, it is managed by the Conservation Society of California, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife both locally and globally. The zoo i
  10. African American Museum and Library At Oakland10

    African American Museum and Library At Oakland

    Oakland, CA
    The African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) is a museum and non-circulating library dedicated to preserving African American history, experiences and culture on 14th Street in Downtown Oakland . It contains an extensive archival collection of such artifacts as diaries, correspondence,

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