Event

Summer Reading Celebration: Explore, Connect, & Grow!

Sunday, August 6, 2017, 12–4 pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

Don’t miss the 13th annual Summer Reading Celebration at the Oakland Museum of California with the Oakland Public Library from 12–4 pm. Held in OMCA’s lush gardens, activities will highlight this year’s theme, Explore, Connect, & Grow! Enjoy a magic show by Dan Chan Presents, games, a bounce house, and face painting by Oakland Parks and Recreation. Hear 7-year-old author Sadiya Tyler-Laws read from her newly-published book Princess Escape during story time. Say hello to Clifford the Big Red Dog, try your hand at art activities, meet caricature artist Rad Sanza, and so much more.

View program schedule in English.
View program schedule in Chinese.
View program schedule in Spanish.

While you're here, be sure to visit the Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences. Don't miss the final weeks of major exhibitions Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing and Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest. Check out the Architecture Tour at 1 pm, and the California Art Tour at 2 pm. Pick up a treat for yourself or a loved one in the OMCA Store. Enjoy a lunch or snack in Blue Oak café. Spend a day with us and find out why TripAdvisor reviewers call OMCA “a hidden gem.” Museum hours on Sunday, August 6 are 10 am–6 pm.

Suggested donation: $5 per person as part of First Sundays @ OMCA. Your contribution helps us provide access to other visitors in the community.

Presented in partnership with the Oakland Public Library, City of Oakland Parks and Recreation, and California Historical Society.