OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "gardens"

  • Hanging herb pots in a kitchen
    January 12, 2018
    Although winter is a time we think of hibernating animals and fallow land, many of us are tending late-blooming crops in California while others are already planning their spring planting. Inspired by the farmers and gardeners who grow produce featured in our newest exhibition, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, these favorite picks from the OMCA Store will help you put down your own roots—indoors and out. 
  • Matthew Linzner, program manager for Love Cultivating Schoolyards, at work in the garden.
    December 14, 2017
    Urban gardening—whether in one’s yard, a community plot, or even in window box—is the subject of a dynamic, family-friendly exhibition in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences called Take Root: Oakland Grows Food.
  • Dance instruction at Friday Nights at OMCA at the Oakland Museum of California
    August 29, 2017
    Whether you’re looking for fun activities with friends during Labor Day weekend, seeking things to do with kids who are dreading school, or looking for awesome things to do in the East Bay after using up your vacation hours, here are five ways to keep the season’s fun going at OMCA when fall comes around. 
  • Young pumpkins and vines growing in the Oakland Museum of California Gardens
    July 20, 2017
    With breezy open-air walkways, multi-tiered garden terraces, and ample lawn space—a favorite spot for Friday Nights @ OMCA families with kids and museum visitors, the Oakland Museum of California is a truly Californian building, inside and out. If you’re looking for things to do in Oakland during summer, you could easily spend a full day outside at OMCA. Stop by our new vegetable garden when you do! 
  • An annual crop of ducklings hatches every year at OMCA... only to meet a predictable demise.
    April 19, 2017
    Staff who have worked at OMCA for more than one springtime know the story—like clockwork, when the weather changes, a mallard pair alights in the Museum gardens, finds a secluded spot, and gets on with the business of hatching ducklings. Staff and visitors alike are delighted by the sight of the adorable brood marching around the Museum for maybe a day or two, until disaster—or maybe just animal nature—strikes.

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