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835 West A St.
Hayward, CA 94541
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Arts & Museums
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is just the place to take your kids to, especially if they are interested in nature. For adults, it serves as a wake-up call and induces a desire to act towards preserving natural resources. The museum focuses on global environment and conservation, while the programs incline towards awareness of environmental concerns. Children can have fun at the workshops, where they learn how to make their homes eco-friendly. Follow it up with a cheerful lunch in the museum's picnic grounds. Those younger than three and teachers with a valid ID can get in for free. The first Wednesday of each month is free for all.
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.
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.