Posts Tagged ‘kids’

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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Old School Games

July 10, 2009

machineLucky Ju Ju Pinball is making a return trip to this year’s Best of the East Bay Party. This time around they are hosting a full arcade of classic games. Kids should enter the arcade with caution as adults can go wicked crazy over pinball!

Lucky Ju Ju is a place where Magic, Karma, Zeitgeist and Skill are infused into a collection of Vintage Pinball Machines for all to enjoy. If you are interested in Pinball, this is the place. They are open weekends for play and are located at 713 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA.

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.

East Bay Express Best of the East Bay Party

June 5, 2009

August 7, 5 p.m.-midnight, Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland. All ages, free admission

To celebrate the winners of the Best of the East Bay, we are throwing the biggest performing and visual arts party in the East Bay. Join us!

Amoeba Music Main Stage – Featuring Superfinos VTO, Maldroid, Heavenly States, The Thrill of it All, Mystic Rage, Swann Danger, Souls of Mischief, C U Next Weekend (Shampu), Dizzy Balloon, Social Unrest, Fracas, and Goapele

DAI Style Lounge -Exhibiting over 30 local, independent designers including fashion shows, make overs and salon services

Chabot Space & Science Center Kids Party Zone –Live music from BandWorks, entertainers, magic shows, art projects, learning and hands-on activities for 10 and under


  • Eight stages featuring a wide range of live music
  • Film screenings, dance, theatre, and live art making
  • Tattoo art exhibition
  • Performance Motorcycle Exhibition by Godspeed and Custom/Classic Car Show
  • Contact sports and professional wrestling ring
  • Outdoor village of food, drinks, artists, retailers, and nonprofits
  • Subterranean all-star DJ party
  • Spectacles galore

Bike Valet parking available

One block from Lake Merritt BART station

Don’t miss the OFFICIAL after party at the Uptown Nightclub.

For more event information, vendor or sponsorship information, call 510-879-3700.