2532 Castro Valley Blvd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: (510) 538-9501
Fax: (510) 538-9487
2532 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA, US, 94546
- Phone: (510) 538-9501
- Fax: (510) 538-9487
Arts & Museums
The Hayward Area Historical Society seeks to integrate art and culture with everyday life, by having regular artistic exhibitions, school tours and activities for visitors and promote awareness of the history of Oakland. The museum has some stunning artifacts on permanent display, so does the library with its vast collection of books. Kids can release their pent up energy by playing at the clubhouse. The museum and the research center have different timings so check the website for details. Admission is free.
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 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.
This museum holds a collection of local and international exhibits, European and American prints, Chinese and Japanese ceramics, Asian and South American textiles, and regionalist paintings.
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.
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.
This museum showcases local Alameda artists plus it features permanent displays of Alameda history. Souvenirs, books, and videos about the history of Alameda also available.
Back when Hollywood was mostly a desert, there was a thriving film industry in Northern California. Fremont's Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum chronicles these vibrant art form via posters, books, photographs and screenings in their theater. Visit the website to find out more on upcoming events.
The Danville Southern Pacific Railroad Depot dates back to 1891. Till 1951, the building served as a railroad depot and was later sold off, currently it is home to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. The historical depot is incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places.
View large vintage aircraft and memorabilia while at this museum that is a tribute to naval air history.
View a wonderful selection of contemporary artworks, watercolors, oils, illustrations, photography, sculptures, and more while at this arts center.
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.