Self-Guided

Self-Guided Visits

Explore California art, history, and natural sciences in the core Galleries and special exhibitions with your students and chaperones. To book a self-guided visit, please purchase tickets through the online registration system. Visits focusing on the core galleries are scheduled on Wednesdays through Fridays at 10:15 am, 10:45 am, 11:15 am, 11:30 am, and 11:45 am. Visits focusing on special exhibitions are scheduled at the times noted below. The following materials are available to print out and use during your visit: 

 

CORE GALLERIES

Gallery of California Art Guide
For Grades 3–5
Download a written guide that you and your chaperones can use to help students explore the Gallery of California Art on your own.

Gallery of California History Guide
For Grades 4–11
Download a written guide that you and your chaperones can use to help students explore the Gallery of California History on your own.

Gallery of California Natural Sciences
Coming soon! Check back in the fall for a written guide that you and your chaperones can use to help students explore the Gallery of California Natural Sciences on your own.

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Explore the following special exhibitions recommended for school groups. You may also be interested in visiting one of our other special exhibitions, too. 

Question Bridge: Black Males
September 29, 2017–February 25, 2018
Self-guided visits to this special exhibition may be scheduled for Wednesdays through Fridays at 10:00 am and 10:30 am.
Download materials to help students and teachers explore issues of identity through dialogue and connections to other OMCA resources. 

  download teacher guide PDF

  download student guide PDF

Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead
October 18, 2017–January 14, 2018
Guided tours are available October 18–December 8.
Self-guided visits are available for a limited time period:
Dates: December 13–15 and January 3–14
Days: Wednesdays through Fridays
Times: 10:00 am, 10:30 am, and 12:30 pm
Download OMCA’s Days of the Dead curriculum for lesson plans that help students explore traditions before and after the museum visit.

RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom
March 24–August 12, 2018
Explore Hip-Hop as a positive social and cultural force in RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom. Docent-led tours are available, where students explore Hip-Hop culture as a bridge across ethnicities, regions, and backgrounds.
Guided tours are available April 4–June 1.
Self-guided visits are available:
Dates: March 24–June 8
Day: Wednesdays through Fridays
Times: 12:30 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:00 pm

Pre-visit materials coming soon!

Admission for Self-Guided Visits

$4 per person. A ticket must be purchased for every student and chaperone. Oakland School District schools may use a code to receive 30% off.
 
 

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