Bring out your inner party animal to celebrate the new Gallery of California Natural Sciences with a wild weekend of opening events! The weekend kicks off with previews for Donors and Members and a critter-and-creature-filled opening during Friday Nights @ OMCA, and culminates in Free First Sunday. With live music, animal costume contests, dancing, food trucks, all-ages face painting, and family-friendly activities throughout all three levels of the Museum, there’s something for everyone.
Member Preview: Friday, May 31, Noon–7pm
Friday Nights @ OMCA: Friday, May 31, 5 pm–Midnight, with Gallery Opening & Celebrations at 7 pm
Regular Museum hours: Saturday, June 1, 11 am–5 pm
Free First Sunday: Sunday, June 2, 11 am–5 pm
The new Gallery
Discover nature in the Golden State as never before in OMCA’s all-new Gallery of California Natural Sciences! Explore Oakland, Yosemite, Mount Shasta, Sutter Buttes, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the Tehachapis, and Coachella Valley for a sampling of the state’s world-class biodiversity. Offering a thoughtful and comprehensive representation of the interaction between humans and the natural world, the Gallery features immersive habitat installations, world-class dioramas, and emerging technologies. Hear the story of California’s natural world through the voices of local community members and scientists, and discover how you can make a difference.