Don't miss the 13th annual Summer Reading Celebration at the Oakland Museum of California with the Oakland Public Library from 12-4 pm. Held in OMCA's lush gardens, activities will highlight this year's theme, Explore, Connect, & Grow! Enjoy a magic show by Dan Chan Presents, games, a bounce house, and face painting by Oakland Parks and Recreation. Hear 7-year-old author Sadiya Tyler-Laws read from her newly-published book Princess Escape during story time. Say hello to Clifford the Big Red Dog, try your hand at art activities, meet caricature artist Rad Sanza, and so much more.
While you're here, be sure to visit the Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences. Don't miss the final weeks of major exhibitions Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing and Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest. Check out the Architecture Tour at 1 pm, and the California Art Tour at 2 pm. Pick up a treat for yourself or a loved one in the OMCA Store. Enjoy a lunch or snack in Blue Oak cafe. Spend a day with us and find out why TripAdvisor reviewers call OMCA "a hidden gem."