Drop back in time with Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline with a OMCA Docent guide. Explore the natural environment of California in a new way, and discover connections between art and science through fantastically colorful renderings by a fossil-loving paleontologist and his artist friend. This exhibition will thrill fossil fans and curious culture-seekers alike.
Docent-led tours are available every 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 12PM. One of many exhibitions at the Oakland Museum of California, free tours led by Docents are available every 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 12PM.
Special tour accommodations may be arranged with advance notice through the Docent office by calling 510-318-8470. The Museum is happy to provide a docent for visually impaired visitors. Please note that Docents and other museum staff are not formally trained to give descriptive sight tours, but rather can provide some interpretation and content information. Please contact the Museum a minimum of three weeks prior to your visit to make tour arrangements.
Tours designed for people with early stage dementia and their care partners are offered for free once a month through the Alzheimers' Association, Northern California. Visit the Tours page for more information on how to register.
If you have other special needs, please contact OMCA at 510-318-8429 at least three weeks in advance of your visit.
OMCA’s wall text is multilingual (English, Spanish and Chinese) and reflects the voices of many Californians, providing different perspectives on the meaning of California art, history, and natural sciences.
The entrance to the parking garage is on Oak Street between 10th and 12th streets. Parking fees are $3 per hour. The OMCA Garage offers flat-rate parking during some special events. Parking during Friday Nights @ OMCA is $7. The flat-rate fee will be collected upon entering the garage after 5 pm on Fridays.