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July 10, 2018 > July programs at Chabot Space & Science

July programs at Chabot Space & Science

Submitted By Chabot Space & Science Center

Join us for family fun in the sun at Chabot every 3rd Saturday during the summer months. Taking place July 21 and August 18, enjoy live music on our new Observation Deck, story time for the little ones, and hands-on activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Summertime Science
Saturday Jul 21
11:00 a.m. ? 3:00 p.m.
General Admission: $18 adults, $14 youth, $15 seniors/students


Come dressed in your best pirate outfit! Partake of the grub and sweet ale. Sleep on the deck where there may be stars. Bask in the glow of the twinkling lights of the planetarium. Learn how the sky is used for navigation. Complete with other families for hidden treasure by using clues and treasure maps. Come one, come all ye shall walk the plank unto oblivion. We require a minimum of one adult for every four youth. Minimum age of participants is four years old.

Slumber with the Stars, A Pirate Themed Family Overnight
Saturday, Jul 21
5:00 p.m. ? 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $85 non-members, $75 members


Join Chabot Space & Science Center at Drake?s Dealership in Oakland for a tinkering and drinkering happy hour! Bring a friend, grab a beer, and start making stuff! We will bring the tools and technology for you to explore, from circuit building to sewing! No Preregistration required.

Drinkering & Tinkering at Drake?s Dealership 21+
Wednesday, Jul 25
6:00 p.m. ? 9:00 p.m.
Drake?s Dealership
2325 Broadway, Oakland


The journey begins at sunset from the center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. We?ll hike four to five miles along some of the most popular trails and learn about local history as we uncover evidence from early settlers and will examine local plants as we discuss the ecology of the forest. Moon gazing, planet-hunting and seeing the moonrise on the horizon will cap off the evening. Stay late on our observation deck to see Mars as it will be closer in the night?s sky allowing for optimal viewing ? weather permitting.


Adult Night Hike 18+
Friday, Jul 27
7:00 p.m. ? 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $16 non-members, $14 members

Earth is passing between the Sun and Mars again, bringing the Red Planet close to our blue one and setting it prominently in the night skies for all to enjoy. This is the Opposition of Mars, when our neighbor is at the opposite end of the sky from the Sun. At Opposition, which takes place on July 27 this year, Mars rises as the Sun sets, remains up all night, and by midnight reaches its highest point in the sky. Astronomers will be on our observatory decks with telescopes to assist with viewing.


Mars in Opposition
Friday, Jul 27 (into early morning of the 28th)
10:30 p.m. ? 2:30 a.m.
Free; weather permitting

Join us for an evening of all things ?Star Trek.? Experiment with ?Star Trek? inspired cocktails and experience a theramin performance and try your hand at making space music. Learn about the possibility of life on other planets and discover the science behind the science fiction of the popular series ?Capture,? a memorable evening dressed in our ?Star Trek? costumes at the photo booth or play Spock games and listen to music. Come dressed in your most impressive ?Star Trek? inspired attire and enter to win our costume contest! Or you could always wear a red shirt. This event is 21+.


Highly Mixological: The 2nd Annual Star Trek Celebration
Saturday, Jul 28
6:00 p.m. ? 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $20

On July 31, Mars will be closer to the Earth and brighter than it has been for over a decade ? less than 36 million miles away! Whether you gaze at this brilliant jewel set in the heavens above, or take a peek through a telescope, the view promises to be inspiring. Astronomers, telescopes and Mars-related activities on our observatory decks will keep you captivated throughout the evening.


Mars Closest Approach to Earth
Tuesday, Jul 31 (into early morning of Aug 1)
10:30 p.m. ? 2:30 a.m.
Cost: $8 per person; weather permitting

For updates and more information, visit


Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland
(510) 336-7300

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