OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA RECEIVES MAJOR GRANT TO SUPPORT TRANSFORMATION OF NATURAL SCIENCES GALLERY
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is undergoing a groundbreaking renovation and reinstallation of its 28,975 square foot Gallery of
California Natural Sciences, scheduled to reopen in 2012. The project is the continuation of a museum-wide transformation featuring major renovations to the landmark building, designed by architect Kevin Roche, and the Galleries of Art and History, completed in May 2010. The new Gallery of California Natural Sciences, featuring over 2,000 different native species and seven major habitat areas, will be the largest and most comprehensive gallery in existence dedicated to California’s extraordinary biodiversity and conservation issues.