Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) features collections of art, history and natural science with one thing in common — they all tell the story of California and its people. The Oakland Museum of California offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month.

OMCA connects collections and programs across disciplines, advancing an integrated, multilayered understanding of this ever-evolving state. With more than 1.8 million objects, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.

WHAT: Oakland Museum of California Free first Sundays.

WHERE: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street at 10th St., Oakland, CA 94607.

SAVVY TIP: OMCA is open late on Fridays until 9pm.


  • Active duty military personnel and their families get free admission to OMCA between Memorial Day and Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museum Program.

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  1. CC says

    First Sundays… does that mean the first Sunday it is open, or the first Sunday of every month?
    If it is every month, does that include New Year’s day?

    • says

      Good news! Yes, the Pixar exhibit is included on free day. Bad news is that it fills up really fast. Last month there was a line formed half an hour before the museum opened. Adding this above, plus a hot tip about a half priced Groupon coming next week …

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