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July 2019

Slumber With The Stars

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - July 14 @ 9:00 am

An out-of-this-world camping experience for the entire family! Your sleepover includes hands-on activities, exclusive after-hours time in the exhibits, planetarium shows and telescope viewing amidst the backdrop of the redwood forest. Enjoy hot chocolate while gazing at the stars and listening to stories about the constellations told by an expert astronomer then camp out under the starry skies or one of our exclusive indoor astronomical exhibitions.   Dinner and breakfast are included with dairy free and vegetarian options. All minors…

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Adult Full Moon Night Hike and Sip

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This hike’s theme is Magical Moon!   The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. The 4-5 mile hike will be lit by the full moon. Along the way, you’ll learn about the local history and ecology of the forest and hear interesting stories and facts about the moon.   The evening will be capped off by stargazing and planet hunting on our observation deck. Each hiker will receive two complementary glasses of wine…

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Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission   During the 1960s and '70s, NASA sent nine missions to the moon. Six of them landed astronauts safely on the surface. This is the only time humans have visited another world. July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission.   Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with hands-on moon demos, a new planetarium show, Lunaverse and more! 

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Apollo Party 21+

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

JULY 20, 6-10 P.M. $14 This event is after hours and for adults only! Grab a cosmic cocktail, join us for space karaoke, and show off your moves on the dance floor! Enjoy live performances in our Planetarium from Blue Eternity and join the crew of a special simulated mission to the Moon! Let’s celebrate and count down to the exact moment that Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in 1969! This event is 21+.   Buy Tickets

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Family Hikes

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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