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Summer Sessions



For Your Summer Scientist

Spark your curiosity with our 9 weeks of summer sessions! Chabot has designed a series of open labs geared towards the astronauts, artists and engineers in your family. We are also offering hour long activities including our Redwoods Ecosystem Hikes and Missions to Mars. The Tiny Techs Club is bringing robotics to Chabot! These classes are aimed for two different age ranges and introducing the basics of robot engineering. Additional information about our individual programming can be found below.

If you have any questions, please call Pearl Penumaka at (510) 336-7381.

Drop In Labs:

Our five hour drop in labs are perfect for families who want to learn and explore together. Check out our three different labs!

Astronaut Training
July 9, 10, 30, 31 & August 20, 21

Astronaut Training
You have been chosen for a space mission! Before liftoff, you are required to go through a series of trainings. With this station based lab, astronauts put their skills to the test through a variety of exercises, , test their fine motor skills while wearing a simulated spacesuit, collect their own physiological data and even create their own mission patch.

Dates: July 9, 10, 30, 31 & August 20, 21
Grades: 1st - 6th
Time: 11am - 4pm
Cost: $5 Member, $7 Non-Member
(Does not include general admission)

Register Here

 

Build It, Test It, Tweak It
July 16, 17 & August 6, 7

Build It, Test It, Tweak It
This engineering lab has been designed for the builders and those who love to tinker. In this lab, you will create a structure to see if it can withstand an earthquake, build your own wind turbine or Mars rover, and even dabble in robotics!

Dates: July 16, 17 & August 6, 7
Grades: 1st - 6th
Time: 11am - 4pm
Cost: $5 Member, $7 Non-Member
(Does not include general admission)

Register Here

 

Stop Motion Studios
June 25, 26, July 23, 24 & August 13, 14

Stop Motion Studios
Learn about the process and techniques of making a claymation movie then make your own!

Dates: June 25, 26, July 23, 24 & August 13, 14
Grades: 1st - 6th
Time: 11am - 4pm
Cost: $5 Member, $7 Non-Member
(Does not include general admission)

Register Here

 

* Scientists must be accompanied by an adult

 

Hour Long Activities:

Check out our hour long teacher lead experiences held on Thursday and Friday afternoons!

Redwood Ecosystems Hike

Redwood Ecosystems Hike
Hike into our local redwood forest to explore what lives and grows there. What can we find out about the very special coastal redwoods? What other plants and animals will we find in the forest? Learn how life in the forest is interconnected.

Dates:Thursdays, June 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6
Grades: 8+
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Cost: $5 Member, $7 Non-Member
(Does not include general admission)

Register Here

 

Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars
Ever wonder what it's like to be an astronaut on a space mission? Find out in our Challenger Learning Center® as you experience the thrill and excitement of a NASA simulated space mission to Mars! Become an important member on a dynamic team accomplishing the goals of your mission. You are a vital member of the crew!

Dates:Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7
Ages: 10+ (7-9 with parent participant)
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Cost: $10 Member, $12 Non-Member
(Does not include general admission)

Register Here

 

 

Week-long Summer Sessions:

What better way to end your summer than our full day/week long science camps!

Space Case
Week 8

Space Case
Are you crazy about space? Interested in building your own robotic rovers? How about building a structure that can withstand moonquakes? Well this is the week for you! Take part in a variety of space themed labs and even make your own claymation movie all about that space.

Dates: August 10 - 14
Grades: 4th - 6th
Time: 9am - 4pm
Cost Per Week: $375 Non-Member, $345 Member
Cost Per Day: $95 Non-Member/Member

Register for the Day-Long Session Here


Register for the Week-Long Session Here

Earth Heroes
Week 9

Earth heroes
Our planet needs your help! This week learn all about our home Earth through a variety of hands on activities. Participants will get a chance to build and test their own structures against earthquakes, design a solar car with Legos, create wind turbines and make a claymation movie about climate change!

Dates: August 17 - 21
Grades: 4th - 6th
Time: 9am - 4pm
Cost Per Week: $375 Non-Member, $345 Member
Cost Per Day: $95 Non-Member/Member

Register for the Day-Long Session Here


Register for the Week-Long Session Here


 

What to Expect

Check In:
Check in will be located at the front desk of Chabot Space & Science Center. Scientists must be signed in between 8:45am and 9:00am daily. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE SIGN IN BY A PARENT OR GAURDIAN.

Check Out:
Check out will be located at the front desk of Chabot Space & Science Center. Pick up your scientist between 4:00pm and 4:15pm. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE SIGN IN BY A PARENT OR GAURDIAN.

Late Pick Up:
A late fee of $1.00 per minute will be charged for any scientist picked up after 4:15pm without prior arrangement or contact.

REFUND OR CREDITS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR ANY MISSED OR PARTIAL DAYS.

FAQs

What's the deadline to sign up for the summer sessions?
You can sign your scientist up as long as there is space available. To register, call the front desk at (510) 336-7373 or click the registration link at bottom of each session description.

What happens if a summer session is full?
If the session is already full, you can join the wait list, and there is no obligation to sign up once you are on it. To join the wait list call (510) 336-7381 and speak with Pear Penumaka.

How can I cancel a summer session? Will I receive a refund?
To cancel a summer session please call Pearl Penumaka at (510) 336-7381. Cancellations 14 or more days prior to the start of a session will receive a full refund with no cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 14 days prior to the start of the session will incur a $50.00 cancellation fee. We do not issue refunds to scientists who have been asked to leave due to behavior. Refund or credits will not be issued for any missed or partial days.

What does my scientist's day look like?
8:45-9:00am Check-in
9:00-11:30am Morning Workshop
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-4:00pm Afternoon Workshop
4:00pm-4:15pm Pick up/Check out

Each workshop includes 1-2 breaks for play and snack.

What are the scientist:staff ratios for your summer sessions?
The ratio for scientists will be 8:1 per session. This includes one Chabot staff teacher, one session specialist and one volunteer.

What are the check in and check out times at camp?
Click "What to Expect” above to learn more about check in and check out times/location.

Will there be adult supervision throughout the day?
Our Session Specialist supervise scientists throughout the day making sure scientists take time for snacks, lunch and administer any necessary medication. The Session Specialist will escort scientist to their teacher lead workshops.

What is the minimum/maximum number of participants per session?
Chabot Space & Science Center requires a minimum of 12 scientists and a maximum of 24 for our grade level sessions.

Can parents stay for the session?
Our summer session are designed as drop-off programs for the benefit of our scientist's own exploration. We have instituted sharing sessions at the end of each week for friends and family to see what our scientists have been working on.

Are lunches provided?
Scientists are expected to bring their own lunch. Chabot Space & Science Center does have a healthy café where scientists have to opportunity to buy their lunches. (Bean Sprouts: LINK)

How do I alert the staff about my scientist's allergies or medications?
If your scientist requires any special medical consideration including: allergies, medications, epipen requirement, etc. Please contact Pearl Penumaka at Ppenumaka@chabotspace.org.

What if I am running late for pick up?
A late fee of $1.00 per minute will be charged for any scientist picked up after 4:15pm without prior arrangement or contact.