Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Oakland Airport
10 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621-9956
Phone: (510) 635-1892
Fax: (510) 635-1292
Arts & Museums
This is a unique aviation museum set in a vintage hangar at the Oakland International Airport's historic North Field. Aviation lovers of all ages travel to the museum to see its collection of restored vintage aircrafts. Other celebrated exhibits include the "Flying Boat," a 1946 upgraded version of the famous World War II British Sunderland, and a Lockheed 10-A Electra, sister ship of Amelia Earhart's plane. You will also find other displays including a history of women in flight.
The Waterhouse Residence Museum is also famously referred as the William H. Waterhouse House. It stands eloquently in the Maitland region of the U.S. State of Florida. It carries immense historical significance and is also registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The site is home to the monumental Waterhouse Residence Museum and the museum is a crowd puller throughout the year.
Classrooms, camp groups, and children's clubs from around the Bay Area take trips here to learn all the roles of the marine and estuarine ecosystems and the importance of their preservation. It is located in a lush green park on the beach in the Island City of Alameda. In addition to museum-like marine wildlife displays, some interactive, the center offers the Old Wharf Classroom, where guests enjoy presentations on topics such as shoreline wildlife and the food chains of the San Francisco Bay.
Pinballs, although look like cheery little things, have a troubled past. From their rise to fame during the depression to their ban in 1940s, they've seen a few ups and downs. The Pacific Pinball Museum, established in 2004 by Michael Schiess, commemorates their story. Featuring some 400 pinball machines, some of them dating back to 1879, this museum traces their history quite interestingly. If you are the regular pinball enthusiast, this place should fill you with wonder.
The distinguished Meek Mansion is a prominent historical mansion that is a part of the Meek Estate. This historical house faced the threat of demolition but was saved by the locals and now stands erect as a symbol of the bygone era. The Meek Mansion was incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
This museum is an architectural work of art and is filled with a variety of educational exhibits, both permanent and temporary, that touch on many aspects of California history. The permanent displays include a gallery of California art, a simulated journey through California's diverse ecosystems, and exhibits on the history of the state's multicultural populations. Many people visit the museum just to stroll through its amazing sculpture garden.
This science center features a variety of educational attractions including one of the largest telescopes (36-inch reflector) open to the public in the United States. You can also look through its historic eight- and 20-inch telescopes and enjoy a sophisticated 250-seat planetarium, a 210-seat domed-screen theater, and a 150-seat amphitheater. The observatory also offers interactive science exhibits including a Challenger Learning Center with space flight simulation.
USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier and a symbol of the living history of America, has been turned into a living museum. This carrier participated in World War II and Apollo 11 manned space mission. Moored at Alameda Point, the ship is excellently maintained and makes a great learning experience for all those who want to know about ships, carriers, men in uniform and technology at work! A lot of events take place on board, so check the website for more details.
The Loakal Gallery & Boutique is located near Oakland's Jack London Square. The gallery frequently hosts exhibits from emerging as well as established artists, many of them local. The adjacent boutique sells clothing, accessories and home decor items from the Oakland-based fashion label fiftyseven-thirtythree and other local independent designers.
Pro Arts is a popular gallery in Downtown Oakland dedicated to promoting regional contemporary art and artists. In addition to regular curated exhibitions, Pro Arts hosts all kinds of other events like open studios and art education. The gallery hosts 22 different exhibitions every year and gives a space and opportunity for showing to hundreds of artists.
Betti Ono is a colorful, popular art gallery located in Downtown Oakland. The space is always showing exhibitions of contemporary art from local, emerging artists. During Oakland's massive First Friday Art Murmur, the gallery often hosts the openings of its shows, which are always a huge hit with art lovers. The gallery is also available for rent for private events.
The Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery is one of the most visited galleries in Oakland, California. This gallery accords a lot of importance to modern and contemporary art and they usually hold a lot of temporary exhibitions all through the year. The gallery does not only consist of works of art by prominent artists but also of new and upcoming talents in and around Oakland. If you are interested in modern art and would like a glimpse of the artistic side of Oakland, do visit the Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery.