Oakland Museum of California
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Oakland Museum of California information
Near the southern end of the lake and one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, this museum has rotating exhibitions on artistic and scientific themes, and excellent permanent galleries dedicated to the state’s diverse ecology and history, as well as California art. Admission is half-off on Friday nights, when DJs, food trucks and free kids' art workshops made it a fun hangout spot.