The Oakland Museum of California is accessible to wheelchair users. An accessible ramp is located at the main entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 11th. OMCA offers a limited number of wheelchairs at the Ticketing Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, OMCA staff is not permitted to lift visitors or push wheelchairs.
Accessible restrooms are located on all levels.
An elevator is available inside the Museum for visitor use near the parking garage entrance on Level 2. The Elevator provides access to Levels 1, 2, and 3. The top-level roof gardens are not accessible by elevator.
OMCA's parking garage is located on Oak Street between 10th and 12th Streets and provides spaces on the upper level for disabled parking as well as a ramp into the Museum. Please note the vertical clearance of the garage is 6 feet 8 inches.
Special tour accommodations may be arranged with advance notice through the Docent office by calling 510-318-8470. The Museum is happy to provide a docent for visually impaired visitors. Please note that Docents and other museum staff are not formally trained to give descriptive sight tours, but rather can provide some interpretation and content information. Please contact the Museum a minimum of three weeks prior to your visit to make tour arrangements.
Tours designed for people with early stage dementia and their care partners are offered for free once a month through the Alzheimers' Association, Northern California. Visit the Tours page for more information on how to register.
If you have other special needs, please contact OMCA at 510-318-8429 at least three weeks in advance of your visit.
OMCA’s wall text is multilingual (English, Spanish and Chinese) and reflects the voices of many Californians, providing different perspectives on the meaning of California art, history, and natural sciences.
Service animals are welcome at OMCA. Pets are not permitted.
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