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Odyssey Overnights

Bring your youth, scout or school group on a space and astronomy adventure! Imagine looking lightyears away at the cosmos through Chabot’s historic telescopes or in the East Bay’s only full dome planetarium experience. Your group will love hands-on science learning with Chabot’s exciting workshop experiments and exhibitions.   

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

PROGRAM INCLUDES 

During the 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 a.m. visit hours, participants will enjoy a themed workshop, planetarium show, exhibit scavenger hunt, Zeiss sky workshop with the East Bay Astronomical Society  and Telescope Viewing (weather permitting). Dinner and breakfast is included. 

 

MEALS

Dinner and breakfast are included in your overnight stay. The meals are pre-ordered and delivered. Therefore, we may not be able to accept last-minute adjustments. The deadline to indicate meal preference type is due no later than 10 days prior to the overnight. If unspecified, meat is the default selection.  

 

ELIGIBILITY AND AGE REQUIREMENTS  

Odyssey overnights are designed for school-aged children 5 and up through adult. CO-ED siblings ages 5+ and parents may attend with an accompanying ticket. Some restrictions apply.  

Family Slumber with the Stars is designed for children ages 4 and up, parent/chaperones required. No adults unaccompanied without children.  

Adult Slumber with the Stars includes activities for participants ages 21+.  

 

PLAN YOUR OVERNIGHT

Need a list of logistics, sample schedule, and what to bring items? Check out our Chaperone Survival Guide to plan your overnight.

 

CONSENT AND WAIVER

All attendees must complete our required Overnight Consent Release Liability Form 

 Please distribute the online consent, liability and meal selection form to all attendees. This link is available via the website and in the receipt for all online orders. A separate form is required per participant. We will have extra forms onsite for last minute or forgetful attendees. Please complete no later than 10 days prior to visit. 

 

 

CHOOSE YOUR THEME

SPACE ROCKS

In this classic scout favorite, you will learn about the origins of asteroids, meteors and comets, where they come from, what’s they’re made-of, when and how you can see them, and who studies them and why. Then, learn about the real NASA missions to explore some of these mysterious rocks. Lastly, you’ll finish the workshop by making a simulated dry ice comet.   

 

SPACE EXPLORATIONS

Your mission is to plan an expedition of lunar discovery on the moon. You’ll learn, through hands-on exploration and challenges, about rockets, aerodynamics, and the science and geology of the Earth’s nearest neighbor, the moon. Choose a role from scientist, engineer, astronomer, researcher, astronaut to astrogeologist. You’ll also learn about the real people who work for NASA and how you can too.   

 

GIRL SCOUT SPACE BADGE PROGRAMS

  • Daisies: Space Science Explorer | Brownies: Space Science Adventurer 
  • Juniors: Space Science Investigator  
  • Cadettes: Space Science Researcher  
  • Seniors: Space Science Expert | Ambassadors: Space Science Master (Daytime workshop available) 

If you have a group of over 150 participants or a corporate group, contact us to arrange a complete buy-out.  

 

TICKETS AND CANCELLATIONS

ONLINE ORDERS

The online ticketing system is for the convenience of groups, individuals and families who wish to pay by credit card in full at the time of reservation.

There is a special field to indicate your group, pack or troop affiliation to keep your group together. This method is preferred, rather than collecting payment from individual families. It prevents group leaders from getting stuck outstanding payments from those unable to attend and pre-paid nonrefundable cancelations.

Please note: the online platform is limited to 99 transactions per order. Online tickets will remain available for sale until sold out. Tickets paper or digital barcode are required for entry. Tickets may be transferred to other attendees or substitutes.  

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

There are no cancelations or reductions for group reservations or online ticket orders. This includes outstanding balances for overestimated attendees.

 

RESCHEDULING

INVOLUNTARY RESCHEDULE

 Due to the unique and changing nature of COVID-19, previously scheduled events that are unable to occur as a result of local, state or federal government policies outside the control of Chabot (“Force Majeure”) will be rescheduled to a later available date as availability permits. In the event of a Force Majeure groups/client are entitled to reschedule without penalty until such a time that regulations allow event gatherings in accordance with the local and state guidelines.

 

VOLUNTARY RESCHEDULE

Overnighters are entitled to voluntarily reschedule their event once due to COVID-19, without penalty, with 60 days prior notice. Should the reservation be voluntarily rescheduled a second or successive time by the client, a rescheduling fee of $10 per ticket will apply. 

 

For more information contact: Overnights@chabotspace.org | (510) 336-7329.