The Oakland Museum of California
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We hope that you can join us for our final event of the year--a special trip to the newly-renovated Oakland Museum of California for a discussion on 'Curating Biodiversity.' We will meet at the Oakland Museum at 3pm on Wednesday June 1st.
During this event we will be get a sneak preview of the museum's soon-to-be-reopened Natural Sciences wing: "The collection of the Natural Sciences Department showcases California as one of the world’s top ten biological “hotspots,” and as the state containing the greatest biological diversity in the nation." We will be meeting with curators from the museum who will show us some of the prototypes for the exhibits they are developing. The trip will be an opportunity for us to think about biodiversity in a different context, and at the same time the museum is eager to hear our feedback on their prototypes.
Please RSVP to Vasile Stanescu (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend the event and also indicate whether you are interested in joining the group for dinner at Encuentro Cafe and Wine Bar in Oakland after the museum (seating is limited, dutch).
Details and logistics: Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607 Directions: Public Transit The Lake Merritt BART Station is one block from the museum and a 1/2 mile walk from the restaurant. This is a safe area and there will definitely be others to walk with or get a ride within the city if you choose to take the train and stay after the museum visit for dinner. To connect to BART from the Peninsula take Caltrain to Millbrae and board a Richmond-bound train. Transfer at Balboa Park to the Dublin-Pleasanton train. It takes 50 minutes to get from Millbrae to Lake Merritt. If you have questions about getting to Oakland via public transit contact Justin at email@example.com.
By Car From the Oakland Airport and South Bay: Take 880 North into Oakland and exit at the Oak Street exit. Turn right on Oak Street and go four blocks to 10th Street. You’ll see OMCA on your right, at the intersection of Oak and 10th Streets. From San Francisco: Cross the Bay Bridge and take 580 East to 980 West/Downtown Oakland. Take the Jackson Street exit; you will be on 5th Street. Continue straight on 5th Street to the third stoplight (Oak Street). Turn left and continue on Oak to 10th Street. Parking is available in the museum's parking garage.