Last month, I decided to become a member of the Oakland Museum of California.

I got the Family membership for $95. It’s pretty dope!

Here’s everything it comes with from their site:


All Members receive the following benefits:

  • Invitations to exclusive previews and events
  • Discounts at the OMCA Store (onsite and online)
  • Discounts at the Blue Oak Café
  • Discounts to Bay Area businesses through OMCA Perks program
  • First access to our Member e-magazine Inside Out
  • Subscription to eNews for the latest OMCA events and programs
  • Home delivery of our quarterly Membership newsletter
  • Dedicated Membership phone line and email


The best part about this is since they’re a non-profit, the $95 I paid is tax-deductible.

Anyway, I decided to make a mini-trip out of this and show my son how to take BART. When he got a little excited about riding a train, I warned him BART isn’t that great lol.


Lil Moolah riding BART for the first time (above)


I taught Lil Moolah how to use his Clipper Card (above)


BART is only a few blocks away from the museum

I’ve been to the museum 3x so far and every time I go I learn something new. It’s fascinating to learn about Filipino immigrants from the early 1900’s and then from immigrants that lived here in the 60’s and 70’s. My parents are from the Philippines.

As for kids, there are plenty of things for Lil Moolah to do. There’s a studio where you make sound effects for black & white movies. It’s cool seeing Lil Moolah make friends with random kids there.


Lil Moolah learning to use his Clipper Card (above)



Another successful trip added to the books that included us learning about history, Lil Moolah learning how to take BART and playing with other kids, and minimal expenses.

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