Best Places To See in Oakland

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To See in Oakland, California. All of our places to see face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605 Directions

Since 1922

Oakland Zoo was founded in 1922 and is operated by the California Preservation Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to nature conservation both locally and internationally. It is is located in the Grass Valley neighborhood of Oakland. It has more than 750 native and exotic species live in the zoo. They are known for their outstanding animal care, particularly their elephant care program. California trail a historic expansion will continue their commitment to animal care, education, and preservation with an emphasis on the extraordinary past and present native wildlife of that state. Oakland Zoo offers natural and enhanced habitats for the promotion of captive wildlife behaviors typical of the species. The gift shop has strollers and wheelchairs available for rent. It affords free admission for ages 76 and over & under 2.

Facility Rentals, Shopping, Gift Shop, Zoo Camps, Veterinary Hospital, Aquariums, Tree House, School and Group Programs, Carousel, Events, Animal Care, Reptiles, Wheelchairs, Education, Family Activities, Birds, Mammals, Playground, Amphibians, Arthropods & Water Fountains

Price: Admission and Parking Fees:
Ages 2-14 - $20
Ages 15-64 - $24
Ages 65-75 - $20
Car parking fee - $10
Bus parking fee - $15

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Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607 Directions

Since 1969

Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is one of the most prestigious museums in the Bay Area to explore California's art, history, and natural sciences. It is intended to encourage all Californians to create a brighter future for themselves and their communities. It has over 1.9 million objects, including seminal works of art, historical artifacts, ethnographic artifacts, natural objects, and photos. OMCA provides free events to enjoy, including extended DJ sets from the finest and most hands-on family experiences in the Bay Area. OMCA is the Bay Area's leading cultural organization and a tool for exploring and learning the diverse cultural and environmental heritage of California. It provides various educational and outreach programs that allow guests to share their views, questions, and stories. Museum offers free entry for members & kids (8 & under).

Exhibitions, Travels, Shop, Educational and School Programs, Dining, Accessibility, Storytelling Sessions, Concerts, Special Events, Lectures, Amenities, California Art Collections, Tours, School, Blue Oak Cafe, Collections Contemporary & Film Series

Price: Admission:
General - $16
Seniors (65+) & Students (with current ID) - $11
Youth (9 -17) - $7

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Wed & Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon & Tue Closed

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10000 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619 Directions

Since 1883

Chabot Space & Science Center is a non-profit organization and community resource located in Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, on 13 trail-laced acres. The aim of the Chabot Space and Science Center is to empower and teach learners of all ages about the Universe and the Planet. Museum has a full-dome science museum with 241 seats, interactive and hands-on exhibits, space objects, a giant screen theatre, and challengers learning center. Its 86,000 square foot center provides interactive visualizations of space and astronomy, immersive planetarium shows with a high dome. Tourists of all ages can witness the wonders of the universe themselves as they look at distant stars and planets through the telescopes.

Summer Camp, Online Interactive Games, Events, School Field Trips, Collections, Displays, Teachers and Families/Individuals Programs, Corporate Team Building, Educational, Exhibitions, Challenger Learning Center, Birthday Parties, Discover Lab, Overnights, Workshops and Classes, Virtual Tours & Groups

Price: Admission:
Adult - $18
Youth (ages 3 -12) - $14
Seniors (65+), Students (13-18 or college ID) - $15

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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon & Tue Closed

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