Remember all that stuff that Melody got from the 2 summer reading programs that she participated in last summer? Well, most of the vouchers are expiring (since the programs are starting for this summer soon!), so we finally used one of the last ones, which was to the Chabot Space & Science Center. We hadn’t planned anything for the 3-day weekend, but this was a last minute, unplanned trip on Saturday.
Chabot Space & Science Center is in the Oakland hills so we had to go through the “jungle” to get there. Even though it was raining, it was super nice to see the San Francisco Bay views from up there. The girls loved it! I will give a full review of this place later on our review blog, but I have to say that you need to reserve a full day for this place. There is re-entry which I love, but after the girls took a nap at home, and we were getting ready to head back, it started raining. It was super cold and windy that day too (even when we went earlier) so we decided to
be wusses stay home and stay dry.
Here is some of what we did do though (click HERE to see photos from the rest of our time there):
Planetarium Show – We watched Astronaut. Emily was not a fan at all, and Melody kept asking if we were in an airplane or if the room was moving.
We missed the Bill Nye’s Climate Lab and we didn’t go up to the 3rd floor where the observatories are. (The telescopes are only available weather permitting anyhow.) Melody had a voucher, Emily was free, and it was $15 for each of us to get in. The ticket price includes 2 shows (one planetarium and one megadome). Food at the cafe is yummy and decently priced. Fun day overall. 🙂 Thanks to the libraries for their summer reading programs!! Melody has already read 8 books for the Barnes & Noble reading program to get a free book. :p And we are looking forward to the start of the libraries’ (yes, more than one) programs too, Monday, June 6. Yes,
I’m we’re bookworms!