Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2017  9am – 5pm
General public: walk up any time


The exhibit will be across Lake Merritt Boulevard from the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in The Henry J Kaiser Convention Center parking lot. Parking is available onsite at 10 10th Street in Oakland. For directions, please click below.

10 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 
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Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, you’ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee. You’ll also learn about the humanitarian aid we provide along the way.

Visitors experience virtual reality and 360˚ video, and interact with materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.

Forced From Home tours are free, fully accessible, and take roughly one hour to complete. Families are welcome, however the content is best suited to children ages 12+.

General Public
Walk up any time between 9am – 5pm daily.

School groups welcome
Forced From Home is a great field trip opportunity for students in grades 7-12. Organizers must coordinate with our team and register in advance.

Bringing a group of 10 or more?
Please complete our group registration form at least 48 hours prior to your visit and we will be in touch to arrange a tour time.

American Sign Language tour
We will be offering a free  American Sign Language (ASL) tour for the deaf and hard of hearing community on Saturday, 11/4, at 10 a.m. There is no need to sign up, just show up! Please email if you have any questions.

Become a Forced From Home volunteer
Forced From Home is a big event that requires lots of volunteers to help run it smoothly. To learn about the responsibilities and requirements, and to sign up, visit the volunteer page.

Donors RSVP here
RSVP for the donor reception by clicking here.

Have a question?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, email or call 212-400-3424 (M-F 9am-5pm EST).


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