November 13, 2018

Top 5 OMCA events for the Winter season

Winter Fest, Museum sales, tours, and more

by OMCA Staff

The year might be coming to an end, but we’re not slowing down anytime soon. The winter season is filled with events and activities to make your holiday season extra fun. Mark your calendars for our events and festivities and end 2018 with a bang!

1. Friday Nights at OMCA–Winter Fest

Friday, December 14, 5–9pm

We’re wrapping up 2018 Friday Nights with a holiday festival filled with live performances, music, and more. Celebrate the diverse winter traditions reflected in the Bay Area and watch special performances by Gamelan Sekar Jaya Ensemble. Drop by our craft making activity and create a candle for your family’s winter holiday and check out the OMCA marketplace for jewelry and art by local makers.  See the full schedule.

2. Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline

November 10, 2018–March 17, 2019

Geek out with us about prehistoric creatures in Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline and learn about how California’s landscape, plants, and animals have evolved over millions of years. Discover the connections between art and science through fantastically colorful renderings by artist Ray Troll and the research of paleontologist Kirk Johnson.

3. The World of Charles and Ray Eames Docent tour

First and Third Saturdays, 12 pm
Second and Fourth Sundays, 12 pm

Explore the masterminds of design and technology in The World of Charles and Ray Eames with a Docent as your guide. Experience never-before-seen prototypes, photography, film, letters, sketches, and more on one of our special winter tours.

4. 60th annual White Elephant Sale

Preview Sale January 27, 2019
Regular Sale March 2 and 3, 2019 

Cleaning out your closet for the winter? The White Elephant Sale wants your gently-used, high-quality items! Donate unwanted items at the White Elephant Sale warehouse and gear up for the biggest and best rummage sale in Northern California. Get early access at the Preview Sale on January 27, 2019, or spend the weekend shopping the regular sale on March 2 and 3, 2019. All proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum of California.

5. Museum Store Sunday

Sunday, November 25, 10 am–6  pm

From Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3, OMCA Members enjoy an extra 10% off for their regular Member discount at the OMCA Store, for a total of 20% off regularly priced items. Shop locally made gifts, artisanal wares, fantastic books, and unique presents for kids. Not a Member yet? Join now and start saving this weekend—then enjoy a whole year of perks at OMCA.


The last Friday Nights at OMCA of 2018 will be on December 14. See you next year!