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February 2019

Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Playdate for the Imagination™ Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 11th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 11th year, the festival continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with a full weekend of events and special programs that include internationally celebrated family-friendly films, special presentations from Award-Winning Pixar filmmakers, hands-on animation workshops and more. Admission to only the festival is…

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Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

February 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 11th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 11th year, the festival continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with a full weekend of events and special programs that include internationally celebrated family-friendly films, special presentations from Award-Winning Pixar filmmakers, hands-on animation workshops and more. Admission to only the festival is free for Chabot members.…

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Open

February 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Center is open for the Presidents' Day holiday

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Science on Saturdays

February 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Chabot in Partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Presents Science on Saturdays Saturday, February 23, 2:00pm-3:30pm Free with admission. This presentation is geared towards a high school student audience, though open to all-ages. High school students get free admission and a t-shirt for attending the program. Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging with X-ray lasers by Matthias Frank and Megan Shelby Proteins are nature’s machines, performing tasks from transforming sunlight into useable energy to binding oxygen for transport through the body. These…

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March 2019

$5 First Friday: Women in STEAM

March 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An Exciting and Immersive Experience Every First Friday Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages! Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore! Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served. $5 admission begins at 6pm, and does not apply from 10am-5pm. The Center is closed to the general public between…

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Future Friday

March 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A series of community conversations with science and futurist thought leaders Begun in 2011,  the Future Fridays Lecture Series is an evening lecture series that runs in the Fall and Spring and features talks by prominent leaders, authors, and innovators. The lectures are open to Chabot’s Stellar Society corporate and community members.  Additional guests are welcome based on availability. The Future Fridays Series is generously underwritten by Rudney Associates. Please contact development@chabotspace.org for more details.     March 1, 2019…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

March 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Members to a special, private telescope viewing. Unlike our regular viewing on Friday and Saturday evenings, EAS personalizes the experience by taking viewing requests, live interaction, and hosting tours. It’s complimentary and it’s exclusively for our members! Sign Up Here

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Lectures & Lasers

March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get lit with lasers! Want to impress your friends with your expansive knowledge of science and culture? Looking for a new date night activity? Just want to kick back and watch a laser show? Every month we’ll be joined by scientists, experts, writers, and entertainers to delve into a new topic from rocket launches to cannabis to pop astrology and everything in between. Grab a beer and head into our Planetarium for a unique talk followed by not one, but…

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Women in STEAM in Space

March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Women in STEAM in Space Day Saturday, March 23 10:00am-4:00pm Included with general admission to the Center A whole day all about women who are doing incredible work in STEAM careers in space! Join us for hands-on activities, a panel discussion from a diverse group of women from NASA and SETI to talk about the work they do and their career path. Engage with engineers, biologists, artists, and people in other fields that surprisingly link with space missions. It takes…

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The Future of Women in STEM

March 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 27 6:30pm At My Sphere 1212 Broadway Oakland CA 94611   Join us at Oakland's newest co-working space for womxn for networking and an engaging panel discussion on how to empower the next generation of women in STEM and how to build a thriving leadership pipeline for women. Our panel will also address the role that Chabot Space & Science Center and other community organizations play in fostering opportunities for Oakland’s young women to explore and achieve success…

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April 2019

Future Friday

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A series of community conversations with science and futurist thought leaders Begun in 2011,  the Future Fridays Lecture Series is an evening lecture series that runs in the Fall and Spring and features talks by prominent leaders, authors, and innovators. The lectures are open to Chabot’s Stellar Society corporate and community members.  Additional guests are welcome based on availability. The Future Fridays Series is generously underwritten by Rudney Associates. Please contact development@chabotspace.org for more details.   Allan Basbaum, neurobiologist Translating…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

April 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. April 14, 2019 Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Members to a special, private telescope viewing. Unlike our regular viewing on Friday and Saturday evenings, EAS personalizes the experience by taking viewing requests, live interaction, and hosting tours. It’s complimentary and it’s exclusively for our members! Sign Up Here

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Lectures & Lasers

April 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Want to impress your friends with your knowledge of science and culture? Looking for a new date night activity? Just want to kick back and watch a laser show? Join us at Chabot for our new Lectures & Lasers series! Every month we’ll be joined by experts, writers, and entertainers to delve into a new topic from rocket launches to pop astrology and everything in between. Then grab a drink and head to the planetarium dome for an immersive, multi-sensory…

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Lectures and Lasers

April 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get lit with lasers! Want to impress your friends with your expansive knowledge of science and culture? Looking for a new date night activity? Just want to kick back and watch a laser show? Every month we’ll be joined by scientists, experts, writers, and entertainers to delve into a new topic from rocket launches to cannabis to pop astrology and everything in between. Grab a beer and head into our Planetarium for a unique talk followed by not one, but…

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Facility Rentals Open House

April 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us to see how the Center can transform into an out-of-this world event space at our annual Open House! Did you know Chabot hosts hundreds of customized private events every year, including weddings, galas, meetings, teambuilding retreats, banquets, conferences, mitzvahs, and more? The evening will feature Planetarium demos, catering tastings, booths by our favorite vendors, exhibit exploration, and telescope viewings. Our events team will be on-site to talk you through designing a private event at the Center. For questions…

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Teen Night

April 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, April 26 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm $5 general admission / Free for members and current GEs   Join us at Chabot for our first ever Teen Night, created by teens for teens. Youth (ages 13-18) and their families are invited to the museum after hours to celebrate teen accomplishments in STEAM and explore involvement opportunities!   About Chabot Teen Night What originally started as an opportunity for our Teen Galaxy Explorers to showcase their yearly projects has evolved into…

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May 2019

$5 First Friday: Star Wars Party

May 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An Exciting and Immersive Experience Every First Friday Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages! Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore! Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served. $5 admission begins at 6pm, and does not apply from 10am-5pm. The Center is closed to the general public between…

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Future Friday

May 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Begun in 2011, the Future Fridays Lecture Series is an evening lecture series that runs in the Fall and Spring and features talks by prominent leaders, authors, and innovators. Dr. David Nelson The Natural History of the San Bruno Mountains Dr. David Nelson is an orthopedic hand surgeon in private practice at Marin General Hospital, is an avid fly fisherman, and a naturalist as well. He was formerly the head of Hand Surgery at UCSF, doing research in wrist fractures,…

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Lost In Space

May 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Friday, June 14 7pm & 8:30pm Price $40 Can you make it to the red planet and save your crew from calamity? Join us in our Challenger Learning Center Mission Simulator and live your astronaut dreams as you and your crew work together to complete your mission. Once you get your job assignments you'll be briefed by your Mission Commander and head onto the spacecraft to complete your mission critical tasks and (hopefully!) make it safely to Mars. Bring your…

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Lost In Space

May 10, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on May 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Friday, May 10th  and June 14th 7pm & 8:30pm Price $40 This simulated space mission is strictly for adults only! Bring your friends, grab a beer, rock a flight suit, and experience the thrill of a NASA mission to Mars! Can you make it to the red planet and save your crew from calamity? Wine, beer, and light snacks will be provided. 21 + Buy Tickets

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

May 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. January 13, 2019 Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Members to a special, private telescope viewing. Unlike our regular viewing on Friday and Saturday evenings, EAS personalizes the experience by taking viewing requests, live interaction, and hosting tours. It’s complimentary and it’s exclusively for our members! Sign Up Here

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Lectures and Lasers

May 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FRIDAY, MAY 17 6:00 PM TO 10:00 PM SHAKESPEARE WROTE SOURCE CODE How is a sonnet like a satellite? What do theater, software, and symphonies have in common? Conventional divisions and assumptions about arts and sciences can keep us in narrow modes of thinking and working. By taking an unorthodox look at widely different, often-divided disciplines, we can rethink and strengthen our skill sets, and discover powerful tools for addressing complex problems and creative challenges in any field. SPEAKER: LISA…

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Slumber With The Stars

May 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - May 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Start the Memorial Day holiday early with 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…

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June 2019

First Friday: Dinosaurs!

June 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AN EXCITING AND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE EVERY FIRST FRIDAY Each First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages! Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore! Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served. $5 admission begins at 6pm, and does not apply from 10am-5pm. The Center is closed to the general public between 5-6pm…

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Family Hikes

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm

$14, $11 Members, per person Buy Tickets 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.    

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