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- Discovery Centers
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Our Upcoming Events
EAST – 2521 HIGH STREET, OAKLAND, CA 94601
PH: (510) 535-5657
SPRING & SUMMER HOURS (MARCH – LABOR DAY)
TU-TH; 3–7p; F-SA; 3–8p; 1ST & 3RD SA; 3–8p
WEST – 935 UNION STREET, OAKLAND, CA 94607
PH: (510) 238-7127
SPRING & SUMMER HOURS: (MARCH – LABOR DAY)
The Oakland Discovery Centers provide youth with the materials, resources, and coaching to discover and develop their science skills and other interests. Come and experience firsthand the excitement of exploration and discovery. We also provide science workshop activities at schools, after-school programs, street fairs and neighborhood festivals around the City several times per year.
DISCOVERY CENTERS ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS
- Animal care
- Build science fair type projects: motorized
- Launch water propelled rockets & magnetic gadgets, birdhouses, etc.
- Learn bicycle repair - fix your bike here
- Clay & art projects
- Simple chemistry projects
- Computer lab
- Educational and group word games
VISIT OUR WOODSHOP, KITCHEN CHEMISTRY LAB, BIKE REPAIR SHOP, GARDEN, POTTERS WHEEL, ART STUDIO AND MORE! Free to children 8-13
DISCOVERY CENTER SCIENCE WORKSHOPS
MONTHLY: There is a new science theme for projects each month.
WEEKLY: Each week there is a new project within that theme.
MARCH Musical Instruments/Sound
APRIL Earth Science
JUNE Flight/Air Pressure
JULY Forces and Motion
Note: Science workshops, computer labs, “kitchen chemistry,” bike repair mechanics, and woodshop are available during all hours of operation. We also have activity stations with interactive projects demonstrating scientific principles involving light, motion, and magnetism.