Museums
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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Chabot Space & Science Center
Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619   Directions

(510) 336-7373

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Reach for the stars at the Chabot Space and Science Center. The 86,000-square-foot learning and teaching center places focus on astronomy and space sciences. Spend a family fun, scientific day exploring the center's many interactive space and science exhibitions and attractions like the star dropping planetarium, and giant screen movie MegaDome!

Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate
Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate

2960 Peralta Oaks Crt
Oakland, CA 94605   Directions

(510) 615-5555

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Ain't life Grand! Discover the coal baron Dunsmuir family, their gracious home and elegant lifestyle at Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate. This attraction allows you to step inside a Neoclassical Revival mansion with 37 rooms standing on a 55-acre estate. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride across lush gardens, around a scenic pond and stop at the Carriage House Crafters for some tea and the Dunsmuir Gift Shop for unique mementos.

Oakland Aviation Museum
Oakland Aviation Museum

8252 Earhart Rd
Oakland, CA 94621   Directions

(510) 638-7100

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Explore man's concept of flight at the Oakland Aviation Museum. Hang around with the Wright Brothers and other high-flying greats to hear about their flights and see their planes. The museum hangers hold a varied and extensive collection of aircrafts, along with models, books, and other related aviation paraphernalia available for the pilot in you.

Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St
Oakland, CA 94607   Directions

(510) 318-8400

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Travel back in time at the Oakland Museum of California. The museum shares the extraordinary tales of the Golden State and its people through engaging collections, exhibits and attractions that explore the state's connection to its history, art and nature. Discover local artesian wares at the museum store and participate in art-related monthly community events.

Pardee Home Museum
Pardee Home Museum

672 11th St
Oakland, CA 94607   Directions

(510) 444-2187

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Trace the Pardee family tree at the Pardee Home Museum. The museum tells the story of three generations of the Pardee family who lived at the residence for more than one hundred years and had their hands in everything from gold to politics. Stroll through the impressive home and gardens, sip tea on the veranda and shop at the gift shop.

USS Potomac
USS Potomac

540 Water St
Oakland, CA 94607   Directions

(510) 627-1215

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Don't waiver on the USS Potomac, affectionately dubbed the "Floating White House." Welcome aboard Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential yacht, one of the few floating museum attractions in the nation. More than one million people have visited and sailed aboard the restored 165-foot vessel. This unique attraction is a national historic landmark and a memorial to FDR and his accomplishments.

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