WELCOME TO OCEANSIDE MUSEUM OF ART
Located in a burgeoning coastal city along the cultural corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego, Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) explores new, relevant, and historical art of Southern California.
Like art itself, OMA is always fresh, sometimes edgy, sometimes traditional, and frequently unexpected. The OMA experience stimulates imagination, presents new ideas, and challenges the familiar in a welcoming environment for those new to art, longtime museum-goers, artists, art students, or simply the curious.
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve closing at 2:00pm
New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
Seniors 65+ $5
Children 17 and under Free
College Student Free with ID
Oceanside Museum of Art Members Free
*If reserving your ticket in advance, please sign in to your account to receive your discount.
Active Military and dependents Free with ID
NARM and ROAM Members Free
First Friday (starting at 5:00pm) and First Sunday of every month Free
*View first Friday and first Sunday events
Reserve your ticket in advance or purchase at the door.
704 Pier View Way,
Oceanside, CA 92054
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Health and Safety
In line with current CDC recommendations, we are no longer requiring masks in the galleries. If you prefer to wear a mask, we have masks available for patrons at the front desk. We recognize that masks are a tool for preventing the spread of disease of all kinds and we respect the decision of any patrons who choose to continue using a mask.
Due to the high transmission rates of the Covid-19 variants, and in an abundance of caution, we ask that that you:
- Please stay home if you, or anyone you know, is not feeling well, has cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Continue to social distance and wash hands.
- Please pre-register for all programs and events that you are interested in attending (even if they are free) so we are able to contact you in the instance of any changes, and please continue to sign up in advance for admission tickets to visit the museum whenever possible.
For visitor, volunteer, and employee safety, we will continue to provide the following accommodations:
- For contact-free admission we continue to encourage online ticket purchases in advance.
- If you are not feeling well, have any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been ill, please plan your visit for another time.
- High volume touch points will be sanitized several times throughout the day.
- Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum.
- Plexiglass is in place at the admission desk.
Even with diligent efforts and added safety precautions, the inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in public spaces. OMA cannot guarantee that anyone who visits the museum will not be exposed to COVID-19. As with any excursion outside your home into a public space, you voluntarily assume all potential risks related to exposure to COVID-19 during your visit to OMA.
When visiting Oceanside Museum of Art we request that you adhere to museum guidelines. No beverages or food is allowed in the galleries and there are no glass bottles allowed on the premises. Smoking is not allowed. Alcohol is served with identification only. Pets are not allowed unless as a registered service animal with proof of registration. We hope that you will enjoy your visit to Oceanside Museum of Art.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, you can just walk in and pay for your tickets at the front desk.
Hours of operation are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm, and Friday 11:00 am- 8:00 pm; hours are subject to change due to holidays and special events. You can find the updates on the hours here.
Yes, admission prices are as followed: Adults $10, Seniors $5, College Students FREE with ID, Active Military and Dependants FREE with ID, Children 17 and Under FREE, Active OMA Members FREE
Animals are not allowed in the museum. Service animals are welcome and must have a valid form of identification and need to be wearing a service animal vest.
No. Only service animals with valid identification and vest are allowed inside the museum.
Yes, dogs are allowed on the terrace and must be on a leash at all times.
There is limited street parking, but the Civic Center Parking Structure on the Northwest side of the museum, off of Ditmar has free parking.
There are numerous places around Mission Ave! Ask the front desk for our list of recommendations.
Guests tend to spend 1-2 hours exploring the Museum.
Yes, please ask the front desk for assistance.
No, just let the front desk staff know you will be visiting the Museum Store. To enter the Museum Store you have to go through the main entrance of the museum.