This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Tucked away in downtown Oakland, this museum boasts an impressive collection of art by mind-blowing California artists and untold historical treasures to ponder. Of the great many San Francisco bay area museums, OMCA brings the undiminished history and splendor of California to life. Your kids will find a new appreciation for the Golden State after their visit.

Click here for ideas on what to do in and around the Oakland Art Museum!