Special Exhibitions

Special Exhibition Tours and Programs

Oakland Museum of California’s special exhibitions offer unique school experiences for a limited time each year. This year’s exhibitions include an exploration of Oakland’s multi-layered world of food in Take Root: Oakland Grows Food; a glimpse into the wonderful world of design with The World of Charles and Ray Eames; a whimsical journey combining art and science in Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline; an inspiring presentation of California’s LGBTQ+ history and culture in Queer California: Untold Stories; and a fresh view of Andrew J. Russell’s photography documenting the building of the Transcontinental Railroad in Pushing West: Photography of A.J. Russell

Note: Special exhibitions are accessible to school groups for free with purchase of a self-guided tour, program, and/or performance. See below for self-guided tour booking and special exhibition program information. 


Unearth Oakland's multi-layered world of food in Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, an exhibition exploring aspects of growing food in Oakland. Learn what motivations Oaklanders have for growing food—including access to healthy and delicious ingredients, environmental and social justice values, or simply the joy of tending a garden. Share personal stories, explore interactive activities, and gain a deeper understanding of Oakland's agriculture.
Dates: December 16, 2017–November 2019

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming School Tours and Programs.