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November 28, 2017 > Project Create premieres at First Friday

Project Create premieres at First Friday

Submitted By Chabot Space & Science Center

Chabot Space & Science Center is upping its public programs game yet again and this fall will launch ÒProject Create,Ó a new participatory way for visitors of all ages to personally explore science through a variety of hands-on activities including take-aparts, stop-motion film making, science and fashion, robotics, building and more. Project Create will officially launch as part of ChabotÕs popular First Fridays on December 1, and will be an ongoing, regular attraction during public hours at the center.

On the heels of its highly successful ÒTinkerfest,Ó Mars Adventure Summer Camps and exhibitions including ÒStar Trek 50Ó fan art and the current ÒArt & Science of Pinball,Ó Chabot Space & Science Center continues to plan and expand innovative and compelling community programs for visitors of all ages. Its expansion of programs continues to make the center a dynamic and evolving experience focused on making science accessible, relevant and fun. Project Create is supported by Chevron.

ÒProject Create is a place where families create together to spark their curiosity and love of making,Ó says Project Create manager Sam Bell. ÒActivities will be facilitated across five activity stations, allowing guests to work on various projects under the guidance of our education team. Imaginations will be stimulated as our makers think of new ways to tinker with materials we see every day making them better, different or new. It is also a space where experienced makers, artists, hackers, and crafters come to share their knowledge and experiment with new forms of creativity.Ó Project Create was conceived by Sam Bell and the Chabot staff, and developed with local artists, scientists, educators, and makers.

Project Create features:

Tinker Tailor: Visitors will unleash their inner tailor at this fashion tinkering station and have the opportunity to create outfits on dress forms. A variety of fabric colors and types will be on hand to transform into beautiful, fashionable works of art.

Tech Take Apart will allow visitors to take a deep look into the technological world that surrounds us in the best way possible, by taking it apart. Using real tools, visitors get to examine the inner components of a variety of objects such as computers, keyboards and tablets.

Marble Machines will test visitorsÕ engineering skills at creating and navigating marble machine walls. The object will be to see how long and slow a marble can be made to go down the pegboard walls.

Pixelstation uses peg pixels to exercise the imagination, where the image combinations are endless. Fluorescent pegs connect right into the wall to illuminate them.

Shaping Shadows explores the fun world of creating 2D shadows from 3D objects to think differently about everyday objects and investigate how the variety of projections they cast.

Stop-Motion Station: The whiteboards at the smaller stop-motion stations can be used to create a movie one frame at a time, or visitors can explore the large stop-motion station and insert themselves into the action. Either way, visitors will love the results making movies one picture at a time.

The First Friday Winter Celebration will also feature a performance by the Oakland Youth Chorus and a giant gingerbread house community build. You may even see some roaming carolers in the center!

For more information, visit

$5 First Friday: Winter Celebration
Friday, Dec 1
6 p.m. Ð 10 p.m.
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland
(510) 336-7300
Admission: $5

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