Posts Tagged ‘Chabot Space & Science Center’

Kids, You’re Gonna Love This!

August 4, 2009

teachlogom3In addition to all the other fun activities planned in the Chabot Space & Science Center Kids’ Zone, we’ve added another extra cool hands-on activity. Exercise your imagination by adding to a giant collaborative Marble Maze! Tools and a wide range of supplies will be available for children of all ages to add paths for marbles to roll down this whimsical contraption. Presented by “Teach me to make“, whose hands-on, tinkering based workshops teach how to build things, light them up, and make them move.



Expand Your Universe at the Chabot Space and Science Center’s Kids’ Party Zone!

July 31, 2009

Chabot Space & Science Center is throwing an out-of-this-world party for ages 10 and under at the Best of the East Bay Party. Youngster rock bands, games, art projects, and hands-on activities await. And the museum staff will have the kid’s (and adult’s) scary, yet thrilling, Bat Cave open for the night.

Check out some of the other fun activities the Chabot Space & Science Center has planned from 5pm – 9pm in the museum’s Natural Science Center.


  • Astronaut Diaper Chemistry – Learn how astronauts are able to extend their space walks by wearing specialty diapers. Learn what they’re made of and the magic of the super absorbent polymer inside.
  • Air Compressor Rockets – Make your own rocket and blast off to one of the planets in our solar system. The better the rocket, the farther it does.
  • Spacesuit – discover the complexities and hazards of working in space by examining the numerous components of a spacesuit.

Astronaut Training – Simulate the effects of zero gravity on balance and coordination through a series of challenges:

  • Black Hole Toss
  • Space Toilet
  • Vestibular Boards
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Band Spotlights #15-#16: BandWorks Bands!

July 15, 2009

Kids rock. And these kids rock the hardest.

Chabot Space & Science Center‘s Kid Zone features rock bands Rikoche and The Sasha Lopez Band, both courtesy of BandWorks School of Rock. (By the way, the school happens to be across the street from the new Express digs, which we’re stoked about.)



Rikoche is an up and coming teen band out of the East Bay, members hail from Berkeley, Orinda, Piedmont and Oakland. The band was conceived and continues to rehearse with the East Bay BandWorks program. In fact they have become one of BandWorks top representative groups and the latest stars of the program.

Despite only playing together for a few years, their talent and taste have helped them put a new and flavorful spin on classic rock. Their original sound and exciting stage presence has helped them develop a devoted following and led to more offers to play live.

Rikoche has already played at a handful of Bay Area venues and events including the Solano Stroll, the East Bay Express Best of the Bay Party, San Ramon’s Art and Wind Festival, Chabot Space & Science Center, Larkspur Landing, Rooster’s Roadhouse in Alameda and most recently at San Franciscos DNA Lounge in their Battle of the Bands contest. While they continue to write new music they recorded there first studio demo this summer and are planning a CD debut party this Fall.

Band Members: Miles Essert – guitar and vocals, Sam North – guitar and vocals, Matthew Barber – vocals, Max Hirtz Wolf – bass, Leo Grossman – drums and vocals

Hometowns: Berkeley, Orinda, Piedmont and Oakland

The Sasha Lopez Band

The Sasha Lopez Band

The Sasha Lopez Band specializes in rock and soul cover tunes. They hail from Hayward, Orinda and Berkeley and range in age from 13 to 16. Having only played together a year they have a great future ahead of them.

Lauren Bradford – vocals, Wyatt Pettyjohn – guitar and vocals, TJ Barber -guitar and vocals, Calvin Wright – bass, Sasha Lopez – drums and vocals

Hometowns: Hayward, Orinda and Berkeley

Hey kids, it’s time to rock and roll!

July 3, 2009

The Chabot Space & Science Center is serving up a dish of fun for the kids (ages 10 and under) at the party from 5pm – 9pm.

ChabotChabot’s activities will be a “Day in the life of an Astronaut”:

Blackhole activities

Astronaut Trainings

Space Potty Toilets

Balance Beams

Robotic  Arms

Astronaut Demo Suits

Compressor Rockets

Also, young party goers will enjoy live bands courtesy of BandWorks from 7:45-9pm. Magicians, activities, hands on projects and games throughout the evening will keep the kiddies crazed with joy.

Adults must be accompanied by a cool kid at all times in the Chabot Space & Science Center’s Kids Party Zone.