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The Bay Area Radio Museum & Hall of Fame is located at Radio Central, home of the California Historical Radio Society (CHRS) near downtown Alameda. The Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame (BARHOF) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents... more
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UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is one of the largest university museums in the U.S., and one of only a handful to present a full range of visual culture, including film and video. Each year BAMPFA presents more than fiftee... more
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The Blackhawk Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, was established to ensure that significant automotive treasures blending art, technology, culture and history would be exhibited for public enjoyment and educational enrichment. more
In 1982, a group of volunteers met to discuss the concept of an auto museum to be located in Sacramento?the first auto museum in the West to be established in perpetuity. Before the close of the meeting, a challenge was made by an attendee, who produ... more
The Casa Peralta is the City of San Leandro's historic house museum. Three descendants of the original land grant of Rancho San Antonio (ranging from the San Leandro Creek to the current-day City of El Cerrito) lived in the Casa. The home was remodel... more
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At Chabot Space & Science Center, the universe is yours to experience. Set amid 13 trail-laced acres of East Bay parkland, with glorious views of San Francisco Bay and the Oakland foothills, Chabot is a hands-on celebration of sights, sounds, and... more
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The Crocker Art Museum features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of European master drawings and international ceramics. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and apprec... more
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A visit to our 10,000 square foot Museum of operating model trains provides an inexpensive, fun-filled outing for young and old, with plenty of room for youngsters to stretch their legs and expend energy as they follow trains along the 200+ feet of p... more
Habitot Children's Museum was founded by parents and educators in 1992 to meet the unique needs and interests of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in a safe and appropriate community setting. Habitot opened its first facility in downtown Berkeley in... more
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Focusing on the classic arcade games of the 1980's and some of the 90's titles. more
The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in The Reutlinger Community and features both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Residents, families, staff, and visitors can view a wide range of Jewish artifacts from the 17th century to the present day. more
Located in Downtown Oakland, Joyce Gordon Gallery is one of the well-respected and recognized commercial fine arts galleries in the area. Since 2003, the Joyce Gordon Gallery has evolved into an important venue for scores of artists not only from the... more
Founded in 1962, The Judah L. Magnes Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits art and artifacts reflecting the diversity and complexity of the Jewish experience throughout history. We promote understanding by fostering dialogue and exploring links be... more
Come visit the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley's public science center and a destination for science fun for more than 40 years! Here's a place where visitors of all ages can explore science by doing science in: •    our fe... more
Displays link people and nature. Includes rehabilitation center for wildlife. more
See non-releasable California wild animals:  hawks, owls, eagles, fox, bobcats, opossums, coyotes, snakes, toads, turtles and other birds, mammals, reptiles,  amphibians. more
Grounded in the legacy of UC Davis’ world-renowned first generation art faculty, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art will be a hub of creative practice for today’s thinkers, makers and innovators, now and for generations t... more
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The mission of the Mare Island Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Mare Island Naval Shipyard and related entities and to present exhibits and programs that explore, educate and celebrate the diverse military and cultural aspe... more
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The museum is one of the most inspiring places on campus and home to an amazing collection of over 8,000 works of art—the largest permanent collection of any liberal arts college on the West Coast. The collection includes Old Masters and modern... more
The Center has displays about various aspects of Mount Diablo State Park, including geology, wildlife, trails, and plant life. Clothing, souvenirs, and interpretive books and pamphlets are for sale. There are also postcards, note cards, trail maps, a... more
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MOCHA develops interactive spaces where children and their families create, share and connect through art. more
University of California, Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) is a research and education center founded in 1908 to study the biology of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specialties include lan... more
A things about silent film making. more
The Edison Theater was built in 1913. Within a year it had been renamed Bell Theater. It remained a nickelodeon until 1923, when it transformed into the Egyptian Ballroom Dance Hall. The Niles Theatre was built next door at that time. Unfortunately,... more
The Oakland Aviation Museum is housed in the original Boeing School of Aeronautics Established by Boeing, it was an entire school dedicated to training pilots, mechanics and other personnel specifically for Boeing Air Transport, the airline subsidia... more
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The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. OMCA's groundbreaking exhibits tell the many stories that compris... more
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It is amazing when you think about it. Started in 2002 a back door speakeasy for playing prohibited games of pinball all supported by throwing $5 in the jar to help pay the rent. The Lucky Ju Ju Pinball  eventually grew into the non profit 501... more
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The mission of the Pardee Home is to preserve and interpret the historic Pardee family residence, including its gardens and collections, for the education and enjoyment of the citizens of Oakland and the greater Bay Area, and for visitors from throug... more
Permanent Collections ================== Beginnings: The Phoebe Hearst Era (1901-1920) The founding collections of the Museum include Egypt, Peru, Ancient Mediterranean, and Native Californian. Native Californian Cultures Over thousands of y... more
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New landlords took control of the park in March, and as the East Bay Times reported, it was these owners who decided it was a lucrative opportunity to demolish the park to make way for new housing estates. Playland co-owner Frank Biafore said that he... more
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The Museum of Art plays a leading role at Saint Mary's College in advancing the Arts and academic excellence through active collaboration and deep engagement with our students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, members, and the greater Bay Area Arts co... more
The San Leandro Historical Railway Society (SLHRS) is housed in the San Leandro depot which was built in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad to replace the original depot built by the Central Pacific Railroad in 1865. The depot was officially op... more
Silk Road House is a non-profit organization created to promote and support an array of ethnic cultural traditions.  The main goals of the Silk Road House are: * to create a center for the collection of pertinent cultural and historical informa... more
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The Summit Visitor Center is located in the historic stone building atop Mount Diablo's highest peak. The tower was constructed during the late 1930's of fossiliferous sandstone blocks quarried in the park. Renovated in 2010, the Visitor Center hi... more