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June 12, 2012 > Father's Day BBQ and Solar Car Challenge

Father's Day BBQ and Solar Car Challenge

Father's Day is fast approaching and finding that special gift or outing can be a difficult thing. How about letting the Chabot Space & Science Center handle the details? Treat dad to a BBQ Tri-tip sandwich or grilled burger at the Skyline Bistro then head over to the Biology Classroom for the Solar Car Challenge.

With a team of experienced builders, design and create your own Lego(r) "green" hot rod outfitted with solar panels. See how it handles the curves, corners, and roadblocks of a special track and obstacle course. Attendees can also try their hand at making something using Ken Denmead's book "Geek Dad" as a guide for cool activities. The Solar Car Challenge is for ages eight and up.

Spend a memorable afternoon building and racing solar cars, exploring interactive exhibits, taking a hike, watching a show and looking through telescopes.

Advance reservations for lunch at the Skyline Bistro are $14 for adults and $7 for children; Father's Day walk-ins are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets for the Solar Car Challenge are $10 for guests plus general admission (adult admission $15.95, youths 3-12 $11.95) and $10 for members. Space is limited and advance reservations are suggested. To register call the Box Office at (510) 336-7373 or visit online at

Father's Day BBQ and Solar Car Challenge
Sunday, June 17
BBQ: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Solar Car Challenge: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland
(510) 336-7373

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