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Museums
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
659 14th St.

Oakland, CA 946
510-637-0200
Hours: Tues.-Sat. noon - 5:30pm

Admission Free

This division of the Oakland Public Library is devoted to organizing, preserving, interpreting, and sharing the African American experience in California.

 

Ebony Museum of Art
1034 14th St.

Oakland, CA 94607
510-763-0141

Hours: Tuesday Saturday, 11am 6pm

Admission Charged
This downtown museum preserves both African American and African art and promotes greater appreciation of African American heritage.

 

Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94613
510-430-2164

Hours: Sept. - May: Tues. - Sat. 11am 4pm, Sun. 1 4pm

Admission Charged
At the college's museum, guests can view local and international touring exhibits as well as the permanent collection.

 

The Museum of African American Technology Science Village
630 20th St.

Oakland, CA 94612
510-893-6426

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10am 5pm, Sat. noon - 6pm, Sun. 2 6pm. Tours Sat. and Sun., and by appointment.

Admission Charged
This museum exhibits the technical achievements of African Americans.

 

The Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA)
538 Ninth St.

Oakland, CA 94607
510-465-8770

Hours: Tuesday Sunday, 10am 5pm

Admission Charged
Tucked away in a quaint courtyard in Old Oakland, this museum offers art classes for kids and drop-in working studios, as well as rotating exhibits of art created by children.

 

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.

Oakland, CA94607

510-238-2200

Hours: Open Wednesday Sunday, call for exact hours of operation

Admission Charged

Surrounded by 51/2 acres of landscaped greenery, this museum is devoted to the arts, environment, and history of California.

 

Western Aerospace Museum
8260 Boeing St. (Oakland International Airport, North Field)

Oakland, CA 94621
510-638-7100
Hours: Open Wednesday Sunday, 10am -4pm

Located in a vintage hangar at Oakland International Airport, this museum houses aircraft displays, artifacts, a giant flying boat, and an Electra similar to the one flown by Amelia Earhart, who took off from this airfield and disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.

 

USS Potomac

540 Water Street

Oakland, CA 94607
Located at the foot of Clay St. Jack London Square
510-627-1215

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Affectionately dubbed the Floating White House by the press; Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential yacht is one of the few floating museums in the country. The restored 165-foot vessel, a national historic landmark, is a memorial to FDR and his accomplishments.