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Many Worlds, One Museum

The Blackhawk Museum is open Friday-Sunday, from 10 am to 5 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.

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.
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Co-author of Tigers Forever, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them. yt:video:ZdK0qwJ0U6U ZdK0qwJ0U6U UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA Michael Yamashita - Photographer "Echoes of the Silk Road" Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2021-08-29T16:02:31+00:00 2021-09-15T10:46:14+00:00 Michael Yamashita - Photographer "Echoes of the Silk Road" Discover the rich history of China’s Silk Road through the illuminating photos of eminent National Geographic photographer and Far East expert Michael Yamashita. A web of ancient trade routes connecting China to the West, the Silk Road acted as a conduit for goods and ideas between vastly different civilizations. To understand its history and significance in the context of China’s current Belt and Road Initiative, a massive global development strategy slated to be completed in 2049, Yamashita retraced the epic journeys of two legendary explorers: Marco Polo and Zheng He. Experience the wonder of the Silk Road through the remarkable landscapes, local customs, and staggering progress that mark its path today. yt:video:8EmfM4zSY08 8EmfM4zSY08 UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA Andy Mann - Photographer + Filmmaker "From Summit to Sea" Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2021-08-29T15:57:06+00:00 2021-09-01T12:10:36+00:00 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. yt:video:mKN4mL33VDI mKN4mL33VDI UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA Blackhawk Museum - Lamborghini Centenario STARTUP! Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2021-01-21T18:20:52+00:00 2021-08-13T18:07:26+00:00 Blackhawk Museum - Lamborghini Centenario STARTUP! The Lamborghini Centenario is a limited production sports car based on the Lamborghini Aventador which was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to commemorate the 100th birthday of the company's founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. This incredible automobile was recorded starting up on January 20, 2021 at Blackhawk Museum in Blackhawk, CA. Come experience Many Worlds, One Museum at Blackhawk Museum. Tickets available online at BlackhawkMuseum.org. yt:video:TACF2OjsIFk TACF2OjsIFk UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA Thunderbird Club 10 10 2020 Arrival Time Lapse Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2020-10-13T17:18:31+00:00 2021-01-14T11:26:18+00:00 Thunderbird Club 10 10 2020 Arrival Time Lapse The Bay Area Thunderbird Owner's Club, one of the oldest in the country, came by the Museum on Saturday, October 10. yt:video:qG86pS3AbUs qG86pS3AbUs UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA Behind The Scenes at the Blackhawk Museum - World of Nature Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2020-09-19T00:40:58+00:00 2021-06-24T05:30:39+00:00 Behind The Scenes at the Blackhawk Museum - World of Nature Get a behind-the-scenes preview of Blackhawk Museum's spectacular new gallery - World of Nature and their immersive new nature soundscape powered by Wildscape Systems technology from Blackhawk Media. yt:video:qvqeFM5DsiA qvqeFM5DsiA UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA Blackhawk Museum Presents Art of Africa Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2020-04-02T22:46:14+00:00 2021-08-18T21:38:20+00:00 Blackhawk Museum Presents Art of Africa Art of Africa Gallery at Blackhawk Museum presents a stunning array of sub-Saharan African art from ceremonial masks, to massive tree of life sculptures, traditional musical instruments, and more. In this richly curated gallery, visitors can browse beautiful African artifacts, paintings from renowned artists, and antique weapons of all kinds. For tickets, visit www.blackhawkmuseum.org yt:video:xl7WoVdOGVg xl7WoVdOGVg UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA Blackhawk Museum Presents World of Nature Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2020-03-18T23:00:13+00:00 2021-06-08T08:28:47+00:00 Blackhawk Museum Presents World of Nature "World of Nature" gallery at Blackhawk Museum offers a totally unique educational experience and allows visitors to interact with one of the largest and most diverse collections of exotic animals from around the world. With more than 600 species on display, this natural history gallery features immersive natural sound design and a stunning up close and personal views of Earth's animal diversity. Teachers, students, families and children young and old will be amazed by this world-class gallery! For tickets, visit www.blackhawkmuseum.org yt:video:uUkAEgqyiog uUkAEgqyiog UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA Blackhawk Museum Presents The Classic Car Collection Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2020-02-24T22:48:22+00:00 2021-07-10T20:49:08+00:00 Blackhawk Museum Presents The Classic Car Collection The Classic Car Collection at the Blackhawk Museum features a wide array of priceless and one-of-a-kind automobiles, luxury performance and historically significant racing machines. Located in Danville CA, the extensive exhibit is one of their Many Worlds, One Museum © experiences. yt:video:IquwYYWsovU IquwYYWsovU UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA Blackhawk Museum Presents "The Spirit of the Old West" Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2020-02-07T23:00:04+00:00 2021-07-08T17:48:02+00:00 Blackhawk Museum Presents "The Spirit of the Old West" The Spirit of the Old West gallery at Blackhawk Museum showcases the experience of the trans-formative period in American History, as told from the perspective of both the Native Americans and the pioneer settlers, providing a unique and immersive educational experience for all ages. Visitors can explore the story of the Old West from two perspectives, while separating the truth from the myths of the time period. On the left half of the gallery, visitors can explore our extensive collection of artifacts from the Native American tribal peoples, ranging from the items used in daily tribal life, to spiritual and ceremonial pieces, to the weapons used in conflict. Equally on display are a multitude of exhibits from the pioneers and first settlers; fur trappers, immigrants, gunfighters, the Calvary & more. Included in the collection is one of the largest dioramas in North America, over 100 feet long and containing over 30,000 figurines depicting the changing landscape of the time. The gallery also includes some of the rarest Colt guns ever displayed - graciously curated by Jerry Fick. yt:video:QRG8brl38Eg QRG8brl38Eg UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA Blackhawk Museum Presents "Into China" Gallery Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2020-02-07T19:57:11+00:00 2021-07-04T20:32:48+00:00 Blackhawk Museum Presents "Into China" Gallery The "Into China" gallery at Blackhawk Museum showcases a unique collection of Chinese art and artifacts that provide a rich educational experience for all ages. Visitors can explore the history of China; from emperors and dynasties, to music, pottery, and culture. 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This is an excerpt from a tour given by John Nikas, award-winning automotive historian, after his recent presentation on The Theory of Automotive Evolution. yt:video:58bWAw08p-E 58bWAw08p-E UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA The Jaguar D-Type with John Nikas Blackhawk Museum https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UW7xIqHTbeJYGJS88G3tA 2019-08-21T15:48:38+00:00 2021-09-04T23:36:36+00:00 The Jaguar D-Type with John Nikas Automotive writer and historian John Nikas gives a brief history of the iconic Jaguar D-Type racer. Designed specifically to win the Le Mans 24-hour race, Jaguar produced the iconic D-Type between 1954 and 1957. 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