Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)

850 San Clemente Dr
Newport Beach CA 92660
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  • Wed: 11am-5pm
  • Thu: 11am-5pm
  • Fri: 11am-8pm
  • Sat: 11am-5pm
  • Sun: 11am-5pm

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The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is a visual arts museum that is home to a variety of different modern and contemporary art collections inspired by California as well as rotating exhibitions.

How to Get to the Orange County Museum of Art
The Orange County Museum of Art is located off of San Clemente Drive in Newport Beach. It is quite easy to access the museum by taking PCH to Jamboree, or from the 73 and 55 freeways.

Best and Worst Times to Go to the Orange County Museum of Art
The best time to visit the Orange County Museum of Art is the second Sunday of each month when the museum is free to the public. The museum also hosts special events each month, usually on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission to the Orange County Museum of Art
General admission to the Orange County Museum of Art is $10.00 and $7.50 for students. Membership packages to the museum start at $60 annually and include admission and access to special events. The museum is free to the public on every second Sunday of the month.

Parking and Public Transportation at the Orange County Museum of Art
Parking is free at the Orange County Museum of Art. The OCTA Bus also has a stop a few blocks away at Fashion Island.

Must see/do at the Orange County Museum of Art
If visitors can make it to the museum on Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays at 1pm, the museum offers a public tour that is free with admission. The Orange County Museum of Art is constantly featuring new exhibitions, so it is recommended to check their site ahead of time to see if there is anything new!

Other places to visit near the Orange County Museum of Art 
Outdoor shopping mall Fashion Island is located a few blocks away and is home to numerous restaurants, shops, and a couple of movie theatersBalboa Island is a couple miles away, as well as the beach.

Insider tips for visitors to the Orange County Museum of Art
If you take the OCTA bus to the museum, you receive $2 off general admission (with bus receipt). The second Sunday of every month is always free to visitors as well.

Author's bio: Allie Fisher is an Orange County native who loves writing about food and travel. Follow her on Instagram and twitter @socaliallie and catch all her adventures on her blog, www.sweetpotatobites.com.