School Programs and Tours 2017–18

Explore art, history, and natural science under one roof at the Oakland Museum of California, through groundbreaking exhibitions that tell the many stories of California and its people. In three extraordinary core galleries, learn about the natural, artistic, and social forces that affect the state and investigate your own role in both its history and its future. OMCA’s popular programs fill up quickly, so make sure to book early once registration opens! 

Check out the Museum’s incredible array of and read descriptions for special programs and performances available this year by browsing the tabs (above).

Please note: All school groups interested in visiting RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom must purchase a RESPECT Tour or RESPECT Self-Guided Visit. Purchases of all other tours, self-guided visits, and programs do not include admission to RESPECT (without the additional purchase of a RESPECT Tour or Self-Guided Visit).

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We're thrilled to announce that partial scholarships are now available for qualifying schools in all districts.

And, teachers, don’t forget to check out our new event series just for you: Our (Not Your Typical) Teacher Lounge program series takes place on select Friday Nights @ OMCA.

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School programs and tours made possible in part by generous support from the Oakland Museum Women's Board, The Clorox Company, Kaiser Permanente, and Wells Fargo Bank.

Additional support is provided by Anonymous Foundations, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Dodge & Cox, Morrison & Foerster Foundation, The Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation, Port of Oakland, Rogers Family Foundation, and Union Bank.