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$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.

Chabot Space & Science Center | 10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA



$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm.

$5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 for adults, so this is a super deal.

Every First Friday event will include a variety of fun evening activities for the whole family. Enjoy music, a bar, science demos, talks, telescopes, space missions and more.

Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served, so get there to sign up early. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays; just show up and join in on the fun.

Friday, February 2, 2018
6-10pm

Join us as we celebrate Film and Animation as a kickoff for the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival taking place at Chabot on February 24th & 25th! Star in a collaborative animated movie using your whole body and fun props to create magical animations with Berkeley City College at their Pixilation Station!

Project Create Activity Space
Project Create is a place where families create together to spark their curiosity and love of making. 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.

Berkeley City College Pixilation Station
Time: 6-9:30pm
Location: Discovery Lab

Use your whole body to create fun and magical animations with Berkeley City College at their Pixilation Station in our Discover Lab!

The Making of ‘Piper’: Talk by Pixar’s Alan Barillaro
Time: 7:15pm
Location: Megadome Theater

Join director Alan Barillaro as he gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the inspirations and development of Pixar’s Academy Award-winning short, “Piper,” that tells the story of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline.

Howtoons Demo
Time: 6 – 9:30pm
Location: Rotunda

Engage with hands-on projects that empower kids to unleash their creativity and learn through play, understanding the science behind toys they build themselves. The more they play, the more they know.

DJ Dance Party
Time: 6 – 9pm
Location: Mezzanine
Join the DJ for one giant dance party for mankind!

Best of the Fest Animated Short Films
Times: 8:30 & 9:15pm
Location: Megadome Theater
Join us for a series of animated short films from the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festivals of the past! 30 minute duration.

Telescope Makers Workshop
Times: 7 – 10pm
Location: Chemistry/Physics Lab
Open to all ages, the Telescope Makers Workshop is an all-volunteer group committed to helping people build their own telescopes. Drop in to see what they are up to!

Telescope Viewing
Times: 7:30 – 10:30pm
Location: Observatory Deck
Chabot’s giant, historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the Universe. Check out celestial viewing day and night. Our observatory deck offers breathtaking views 1,500 feet above the Bay.

Star Stories
Times: 8pm
Location: Planetarium
Come listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, stories from the night sky as seen throughout history and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the night’s sky.

Beatles Laser Show
Times: 9pm
Location: Planetarium

The “Fab Four’s” best 6 years provide the background for dazzling laser-art. All ages and backgrounds will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles and how they helped define a generation. Running time: 40 min


Event Details


Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.

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