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$5 First Friday Hands-on Family Activities | Oakland

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Pay online or at the door.

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


$5 First Friday Hands-on Family Activities | Oakland

Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages. Join them each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family.

Pre-purchase tickets – $5

This event occurs every first Friday of the month. Each month there will be new things to explore. Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served.

Dance Party in Astronomy Hall with Interstellar Space DJs: Yo Santos & miz-iggy:
6-10pm
Our resident DJ’s will bring you their cosmic beats that will get your moonboots moving. This will be one giant dance party for mankind
Location: Gruener Astronomy Hall
How (not Why) Did the Chicken Cross the Road: 6-8pm
Ever wonder how the chicken crossed the road? Learn how to make your own catapult and have fun making rubber chickens fly
Location: Hauben Room
Robotics Lab: 6-10pm
Open Robotics Laboratories all evening. All ages and skills are welcome. Active parent participation is required for youth under 10 yrs.
Location: Biology Lab
Oakland Youth Chorus Concert: 7-8pm
Oakland Youth Chorus presents We Are One. Join the singers of the Oakland Youth Chorus in a celebration of the songs, traditions, and diverse cultures that honor and create community. Sing with us as we raise our voices together toward the skies to empower others and create harmony.
Location: Planetarium
Megadome Movies
Times: 6:15pm Roving Mars, 7:15pm Solar Max
History of Bay Area Hip Hop Lecture with HipHopForChange: 7:30pm
HipHopForChange, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Public Benefit and Education non-profit based in Oakland. We use grassroots activism to educate people about socio-economic injustices and advocate solutions through Hip Hop culture. We raise funds for local causes that enrich marginalized and historically oppressed communities, and provide educational workshops, lectures, and assemblies to schools and organizations throughout the Bay Area.
Location: Beyond Blast Off Exhibit
Speaker Bio: Khafre James, Founder & Executive Director
Khafre James has been a pillar of the Hip Hop community in San Francisco for a decade, working with Frisco’s own B-Pos, and making waves with radical activism. He’s worked in the nonprofit sector from small, local justice groups, to huge, international environmental organizations. He has spent many years doing work with disadvantaged young people, using his hip hop roots to bridge social gaps, and help kids find identity through their culture. Khafre’s experience in merging activism and expressive cultural arts has led him to found HipHopForChange as the next manifestation of his ongoing work.
Story Time: 7pm
Sit out on our Observatory Deck and listen to our resident storyteller tell stories of science fiction for all ages.
Location: Observatory Deck
Star Stories: 8pm
Bring your sleeping bag and a jacket for star gazing and storytelling on our Observatory Lawn
Location: Observatory Field
Space in Your Face (17 and over): 8:15pm
Space in your Face combines small acts of music, comedy, skits, and quizzes with engaging and enthusiastic science lectures all converging on a space related topic. Space in Your Face is chocked full of adult humor and innuendos, and we kindly ask that audience members be over 17 years of age.
Location: Megadome
Telescope Viewing: 7:30-10:30pm
The impressive 20″ telescope, named Rachel, is the largest refractor in the western United States regularly open to the public. Its companion, the 8″ Alvan Clark refractor, named Leah, is the original 1883 instrument donated by founder Anthony Chabot. Nellie, Chabot‘s youngest and most powerful telescope, is housed in a rolling roof observatory, allowing access to 180 degrees of sky. This modern, research-quality telescope offers breathtaking views of the cosmos.
Location: Observatory Deck
Project Sound featuring HipHopForChange
Experience the astral ambience of electronic music paired with lush soundscape visualizations. Showcasing local sound artists, Project Sound is an immersive multi-sensory experience under the dome. Featuring: Hip Hop for Change
Location: Planetarium
Performer Bios: HipHopForChange, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Public Benefit and Education non-profit based in Oakland. We use grassroots activism to educate people about socio-economic injustices and advocate solutions through Hip Hop culture. We raise funds for local causes that enrich marginalized and historically oppressed communities, and provide educational workshops, lectures, and assemblies to schools and organizations throughout the Bay Area.
Khafre James, Founder & Executive Director
Khafre James has been a pillar of the Hip Hop community in San Francisco for a decade, working with Frisco’s own B-Pos, and making waves with radical activism. He’s worked in the nonprofit sector from small, local justice groups, to huge, international environmental organizations. He has spent many years doing work with disadvantaged young people, using his hip hop roots to bridge social gaps, and help kids find identity through their culture. Khafre’s experience in merging activism and expressive cultural arts has led him to found HipHopForChange as the next manifestation of his ongoing work.

Desirae Harp, HipHopForChange Educator
Desirae Harp is a Native American activist, educator, and singer. Born in Sonoma County, the ancestral land of her people, Desirae has worked with youth for over 10 years. She is an experienced vocalist and spoken word performer, both as a solo artist and as part of the Audio Pharmacy musical collective

Bar: 6-9:30pm


Event Details


Cost: $5*
*Pay online or at the door.
Categories: Art & Museums, Kids & Families
Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA

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