Many Worlds, One Museum
The Blackhawk Museum is open Friday-Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm (Ticket sales end at 4 pm). As of August 1, 2021, local and state COVID-19 public health guidelines have changed, including increased restrictions for physical distancing, mask-wearing, and building capacity. The Museum is now open at full capacity and face mask are required. We ask that everyone still respect social distancing whenever possible.
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING A CATERED EVENT: As of Sept. 22, 2021, everyone 12 years and older must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test result, before going to high-risk indoor businesses such as restaurants, bars, and gyms in Contra Costa County. Workers at these businesses must be fully vaccinated or test weekly, starting Nov. 1, 2021.
We want to keep Contra Costa County businesses open and safe. Places where people remove masks to eat and drink indoors and where people breathe heavily during exercise, increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading.
Masks are still required indoors, even if you show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
Please note that as local and state public health guidelines continue to evolve, the Museum may adjust guidelines as appropriate. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Explore Blackhawk Museum
Andy Mann - Photographer + Filmmaker "From Summit to Sea"
Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Andy Mann uses his work to bridge the gap between science and policy. From his early days as a rock climber to his current passion documenting the critically endangered oceanic whitetip shark, his stunning images tell the story of our rapidly changing planet, from top to bottom.
Ami Vitale - Photographer + Filmmaker "Wild Hope"
Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her personal odyssey—from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make a difference. Her award-winning work illuminates the unsung heroes and communities working to protect our wildlife and find harmony in our natural world.
Steve Winter - Photographer "On the Trail of Big Cats"
Dedicated explorer and award-winning photographer Steve Winter will take you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar, and into the Hollywood Hills in pursuit of the American cougar.
World of Nature Gallery
The Blackhawk Museum presents a unique educational experience as Visitors follow a path allowing them to closely observe one of the largest, most diverse collections of exotic animals from around the world.
The Into China Gallery
Explore many historical facets of this richly complex country: emperors and dynasties, music, ceramics, and cultural arts. See Terracotta Warriors, the Emperor's throne, the Forbidden City, Bianzhong bronze bells, and more.
The Classic Car Collection
The Classic Car Collection at the Blackhawk Museum features an array of priceless and one-of-a-kind automobiles—from luxury performance vehicles to historically significant vehicles from around the world.
Art of Africa
The Art of Africa Gallery at Blackhawk Museum presents a stunning array of sub-Saharan African artifacts from ceremonial masks to massive sculptures, traditional musical instruments, antique weapons, and more.
The Spirit of the Old West
Explore the Old West from Native Americans to Trappers and Traders, and Settlers and Cowboys. Learn about leaders of Great Native Nations as well as figures like Annie Oakley and Black Bart. See, wildlife, wagons, tools, and more.
Things to Know Before You Visit