Arts Listings

Museums-East Bay Through September 26

Tuesday September 14, 2010 - 01:07:00 PM


Oakland Public Library's museum is designed to discover, preserve, interpret  

and share the cultural and historical experiences of African Americans in  

California and the West. In addition, a three-panel mural is on permanent  


Free. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. 659 14th St., Oakland.  

(510) 637-0200,


ALAMEDA MUSEUM -- The museum offers permanent displays of  

Alameda history, the only rotating gallery showcasing local Alameda artists  

and student artwork, as well as souvenirs, books and videos about the rich  

history of the Island City. 

Free. Wednesday-Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4  

p.m. 2324 Alameda Ave., Alameda. (510) 521-1233,



collections include the Tell en-Nasbeh Collection, consisting of artifacts  

excavated from Tell en-Nasbeh in Palestine in 1926 and 1935 by William Badh,  

and the Howell Bible Collection, featuring approximately 300 rare books  

(primarily Bibles) dating from the 15th through the 18th centuries. 

"Tell en-Nasbeh," This exhibit is the "heart and soul"  

of the Bade Museum. It displays a wealth of finds from the excavations at  

Tell en-Nasbeh, Palestine whose objects span from the Early Bronze Age  

(3100-2200 BC) through the Iron Age (1200-586 BC) and into the Roman and  

Hellenistic periods. Highlights of the exhibit include "Tools of the Trade"  

featuring real archaeological tools used by Badh and his team, an oil lamp  

typology, a Second Temple period (586 BC-70 AD) limestone ossuary, and a  

selection of painted Greek pottery.  

"William Frederic Bade: Theologian, Naturalist, and  

Archaeologist," This exhibit highlights one of PSR's premier  

educators and innovative scholars. The collection of material on display was  

chosen with the hopes of representing the truly dynamic and multifaceted  

character of William F. Badh. He was a family man, a dedicated teacher, a  

loving friend, and an innovative and passionate archaeologist.  

Free. Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Holbrook Hall, Pacific  

School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley. (510) 848-0528,< 



"Thom Faulders: BAMscape," through Nov. 30. This commissioned  

work, a hybrid of sculpture, furniture, and stage, is the new centerpiece of  

Gallery B, BAM's expansive central atrium. It is part of a new vision of the  

gallery as a space for interaction, performance, and improvised experiences.  

"Himalayan Pilgrimage," through Dec. 19. Exhibition features  

sculpture and painting dating from the ninth to the eighteenth centuries and  

drawn from a private collection on long-term loan to the Berkeley Art Museum  

and Pacific Film Archive.  

"Hauntology," through Dec. 5. Drawn primarily from the museum's  

recent acquisitions of contemporary art, this exhibition explores a wide  

range of art through the lens of the concept of "hauntology,'' a term coined  

by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida in 1993 to refer to the study of  

social, psychological, and cultural conditions in the post-Communist period.  

2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. < 



AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM -- The museum's permanent exhibition of  

internationally renowned automobiles dated from 1897 to the 1980s. The cars  

are displayed as works of art with room to walk completely around each car to  

admire the workmanship. On long-term loan from the Smithsonian Institution is  

a Long Steam Tricycle; an 1893-94 Duryea, the first Duryea built by the  

Duryea brothers; and a 1948 Tucker, number 39 of the 51 Tuckers built, which  

is a Model 48 "Torpedo'' four-door sedan.  


"International Automotive Treasures," An ever-changing  

exhibit featuring over 90 automobiles.  

"A Journey on Common Ground," An exhibit of moving  

photographs, video and art objects from around the world exploring the causes  

of disability and the efforts of the Wheelchair Foundation to provide a  

wheelchair for every person in need who cannot afford one.  


Free Public Tours, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Docent-led guided  

tours of the museum's exhibitions. 

$5-$8; free for children ages 6 and under. Wednesday-Sunday, 10  

a.m.-5 p.m. 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville. (925) 736-2280, (925)  




HISTORY WALKABOUTS -- A series of walking tours that  

explore the history, lore and architecture of California with veteran tour  

guide Gary Holloway. Walks are given on specific weekends. There is a  

different meeting place for each weekend and walks take place rain or shine  

so dress for the weather. Reservations and prepayment required. Meeting place  

will be given with confirmation of tour reservation. Call for details.  

678 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 357-1848,< 


CHABOT SPACE AND SCIENCE CENTER -- State-of-the-art facility  

unifying science education activities around astronomy. Enjoy interactive  

exhibits, hands-on activities, indoor stargazing, outdoor telescope viewing  

and films. 

"Beyond Blastoff: Surviving in Space," An interactive  

exhibit that allows you to immerse yourself into the life of an astronaut to  

experience the mixture of exhilaration, adventure and confinement that is  

living and working in space.  

"Chabot Observatories: A View to the Stars," Explore the  

history of the Chabot observatories and how its historic telescopes are used  

today. Daytime visitors can virtually operate a telescope, experiment with  

mirrors and lenses to understand how telescopes create images of distant  

objects and travel through more than a century of Chabot's history via  

multimedia kiosks, historical images and artifact displays.  


"Galaxy Explorers Hands-On Fun," Saturday, noon-4 p.m.  

The Galaxy Explorers lead a variety of fun, hands-on activities, such as  

examining real spacesuits, creating galaxy flipbooks, learning about  

telescopes, minerals and skulls and making your own comet. Free with general  


"Live Daytime Planetarium Show," Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.  

Ride through real-time constellations, stars and planets with Chabot's  

full-dome digital projection system. 

"Daytime Telescope Viewing," Saturday and Sunday, 11  

a.m.-5 p.m. View the sun, the moon and the planets through the telescopes  

during the day. Free with general admission. 

Center Admission: $14.95; $10.95 children 3-12; free children  

under 3; $3 discount for seniors and students. Telescope viewing only: free.  

Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday,  

11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Also open on Tuesdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. after June 29. 10000  

Skyline Blvd., Oakland. (510) 336-7300,


HABITOT CHILDREN'S MUSEUM -- A museum especially for children ages  

7 and under. Highlights include "WaterWorks,'' an area with some unusual  

water toys, an Infant Tree for babies, a garden especially for toddlers, a  

child-scale grocery store and cafe, and a costume shop and stage for junior  

thespians. The museum also features a toy lending library.  


"Waterworks." A water play gallery with rivers, a pumping station  

and a water table, designed to teach about water.  

"Little Town Grocery and Cafe." Designed to create the ambience  

of shopping in a grocery store and eating in a restaurant.  

"Infant-Toddler Garden." A picket fence gated indoor area, which  

includes a carrot patch with wooden carrots to be harvested, a pretend pond  

and a butterfly mobile to introduce youngsters to the concept of food,  

gardening and agriculture.  

"Dramatic Arts Stage." Settings, backdrops and costumes coincide  

with seasonal events and holidays. Children can exercise their dramatic flair  


"Wiggle Wall." The floor-to-ceiling "underground'' tunnels give  

children a worm's eye view of the world. The tunnels are laced with net  

covered openings and giant optic lenses. 

"Architects at Play," This hands-on, construction-based  

miniexhibit provides children with the opportunity to create free-form  

structures, from skyscrapers to bridges, using KEVA planks.  


$6-$7. Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Friday and  

Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday-Tuesday. 2065 Kittredge St.,  

Berkeley. (510) 647-1111,


HALL OF HEALTH -- A community health-education museum and  

science center promoting wellness and individual responsibility for health.  

There are hands-on exhibits that teach about the workings of the human body,  

the value of a healthy diet and exercise, and the destructive effects of  

smoking and drug abuse. "Kids on the Block'' puppet shows, which use puppets  

from diverse cultures to teach about and promote acceptance of conditions  

such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, leukemia, blindness, arthritis and  

spina bifida, are available by request for community events and groups  

visiting the Hall on Saturdays.  


"This Is Your Heart!" An interactive exhibit on heart  


"Good Nutrition," This exhibit includes models for  

making balanced meals and an Exercycle for calculating how calories are  


"Draw Your Own Insides," Human-shaped chalkboards and  

models with removable organs allow visitors to explore the inside of their  


"Your Cellular Self and Cancer Prevention," An exhibit  

on understanding how cells become cancerous and how to detect and prevent  


Suggested $3 donation; free for children under age 3.  

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2230 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510)  




a former post office and displays memorabilia of early Hayward and southern  

Alameda County. Some of the features include a restored 1923 Seagrave fire  

engine and a hand pumper from the Hayward Fire Department, founded in 1865; a  

Hayward Police Department exhibit; information on city founder William  

Hayward; and pictures of the old Hayward Hotel. The museum also alternates  

three exhibits per year, including a Christmas Toys exhibit and a 1950s  

lifestyle exhibit. 


50 cents-$1. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 22701 Main St.,  

Hayward. (510) 581-0223,


JUDAH L. MAGNES MUSEUM -- The museum's permanent collection  

includes objects of Jewish importance including ceremonial art, film and  

video, folk art and fine art, paintings, sculptures and prints by  

contemporary and historical artists. 

"Projections," Multimedia works from the museum's  

extensive collections of archival, documentary and experimental films.  

Located at 2911 Russell Street.  


$4-$6; free for children under age 12. Sunday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4  

p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. CLOSED APRIL 3-4 AND 9-10; MAY 23-24 AND 28;  

JULY 4; SEPT. 3, 13 AND 27; OCT. 4; NOV. 22; DEC. 24-25 AND 31. 2911 Russell  

St., Berkeley. (510) 549-6950,




"NanoZone," Discover the science of the super-small:  

nanotechnology. Through hands-on activities and games, explore this  

microworld and the scientific discoveries made in this area.  

"Forces That Shape the Bay," A science park that shows  

and explains why the San Francisco Bay is the way it is, with information on  

water, erosion, plate tectonics and mountain building. You can ride  

earthquake simulators, set erosion in motion and look far out into the bay  

with a powerful telescope from 1,100 feet above sea level. The center of the  

exhibit is a waterfall that demonstrates how water flows from the Sierra  

Nevada Mountains to the Bay. Visitors can control where the water goes. There  

are also hands-on erosion tables, and a 40-foot-long, 6-foothigh, rock  

compression wall.  

"Real Astronomy Experience," A new  

exhibit-in-development allowing visitors to use the tools that real  

astronomers use. Aim a telescope at a virtual sky and operate a  

remote-controlled telescope to measure a planet.  

"Biology Lab," In the renovated Biology Lab visitors may  

hold and observe gentle animals. Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 1:30 p.m. to  

4 p.m.  

"The Idea Lab," Experiment with some of the basics of  

math, science and technology through hands-on activities and demonstrations  

of magnets, spinning and flying, puzzles and nanotechnology.  

"Math Around the World," Play some of the world's most  

popular math games, such as Hex, Kalah, Game Sticks and Shongo Networks.  

"Math Rules," Use simple and colorful objects to  

complete interesting challenges in math through predicting, sorting,  

comparing, weighing and counting.  


"Animal Discovery Room,,' 1:30-4 p.m. Visitors of all  

ages can hold and touch gentle animals, learn about their behavior and  

habitats and play with self-guided activities and specimen models.  

"Forces That Shape the Bay," This science park shows and  

explains why the San Francisco Bay is the way it is, with information on  

water, erosion, plate tectonics and mountain building.  

"Ingenuity in Action," Summer 2010. Enjoy the best of  

the Ingenuity Lab. Engage your creative brain and use a variety of materials  

to design, build and test your own innovations.  

"Kapla," Play with simple, versatile building blocks  

that can be used to build very large, high and stable structures.  

"KidsLab," This multisensory play area includes  

larger-than-life blocks, a crawl-through kaleidoscope, the Gravity wall, a  

puppet theater and a reading area.  

"NanoZone," Discover the science of nanotechnology  

through handson activities and games.  

"Planetarium," Explore the skies in this interactive  


"Science on a Sphere," Catch an out-of-this-world  

experience with an animated globe. See hurricanes form, tsunamis sweep across  

the oceans and city lights glow around the planet.  


"Scream Machines -- The Science of Roller Coasters, through Jan.  

2. This head-spinning, stomach-churning exhibition for thrill-seekers  

features interactive exhibits, artifacts and images to explore.  

$6-$12; free children ages 2 and under. Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  

University of California, Centennial Drive, Berkeley. (510) 642-5132,< 


LINDSAY WILDLIFE MUSEUM -- This is the oldest and largest wildlife  

rehabilitation center in America, taking in 6,000 injured and orphaned  

animals yearly and returning 40 percent of them to the wild. The museum  

offers a wide range of educational programs using non-releasable wild animals  

to teach children and adults respect for the balance of nature. The museum  

includes a state-of-the art wildlife hospital which features a permanent  

exhibit, titled "Living with Nature,'' which houses 75 non-releasable wild  

animals in learning environments; a 5,000-square-foot Wildlife Hospital  

complete with treatment rooms, intensive care, quarantine and laboratory  

facilities; a 1-acre Nature Garden featuring the region's native landscaping  

and wildlife; and an "Especially For Children'' exhibit.  

WILDLIFE HOSPITAL -- September-March: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The  

hospital is open daily including holidays to receive injured and orphaned  

animals. There is no charge for treatment of native wild animals and there  

are no public viewing areas in the hospital. 



$5-$7; free children under age 2. June 16-Sept. 15: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  

Wed.-Sun.; Sept. 16-June 15: noon.-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.  

1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. (925) 935-1978,< 


MEYERS HOUSE AND GARDEN MUSEUM -- The Meyers House, erected in  

1897, is an example of Colonial Revival, an architectural style popular  

around the turn of the century. Designed by Henry H. Meyers,the house was  

built by his father, Jacob Meyers, at a cost of $4000.00. 


$3. Fourth Saturday of every month. 2021 Alameda Ave., Alameda.  

(510) 521-1247,< 



A science museum with an African-American focus promoting science education  

and awareness for the underrepresented. The science village chronicles the  

technical achievements of people of African descent from ancient ties to  

present. There are computer classes at the Internet Cafi, science education  

activities and seminars. There is also a resource library with a collection  

of books, periodicals and videotapes. 

$4-$6. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-6 p.m.;  

Sunday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. 630 20th St., Oakland. (510) 893-6426,< 


MUSEUM OF CHILDREN'S ART -- A museum of art for and by children,  

with activities for children to participate in making their own art.  

ART CAMPS -- Hands-on activities and engaging curriculum for  

children of different ages, led by professional artists and staff. $60 per  


CLASSES -- A Sunday series of classes for children ages 8 to 12,  

led by Mocha artists. Sundays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  

OPEN STUDIOS -- Drop-in art play activities with new themes each  


"Big Studio." Guided art projects for children age 6 and older  

with a Mocha artist. Tuesday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. $5.  

"Little Studio." A hands-on experience that lets young artists  

age 18 months to 5 years see, touch and manipulate a variety of media.  

Children can get messy. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5.  

"Family Weekend Studios." Drop-in art activities for the whole  

family. All ages welcome. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. $5 per child.  

FAMILY EXTRAVAGANZAS -- Special weekend workshops for the entire  


"Sunday Workshops with Illustrators," Sundays, 1 p.m. See the  

artwork and meet the artists who create children's book illustrations. Free. 


"Saturday Stories," 1 p.m. For children ages 2-5. Free. 

Free gallery admission. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;  

Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 538 Ninth St., Oakland. (510) 465-8770,< 


MUSEUM OF THE SAN RAMON VALLEY -- The museum features local  

artifacts, pictures, flags and drawings commemorating the valley's history.  

It also houses a historical narrative frieze. In addition to a permanent  

exhibit on the valley's history, the museum sponsors revolving exhibits and  

several guided tours. The restored railroad depot that houses the museum was  

built on the San Ramon Branch Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad 108 years  



Free. August: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Depot, West  

Prospect and Railroad avenues, Danville. (925) 837-3750,


MUSEUM ON MAIN STREET -- Located in a former town hall building,  

this museum is a piece of local history. It has a photo and document archive,  

collection of artifacts, local history publications for purchase, and a  

history library. It is supported by the Amador-Livermore Valley Historical  



$2. Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.;  

CLOSED DEC. 23-JAN. 8. 603 Main St., Pleasanton. (925) 462-2766,< 




"Art a la Carte," Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Art docents offer a  

variety of specialized tours focusing on one aspect of the museum's permanent  

collection. Free with museum admission.  

"Online Museum," Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Explore the museum's  

collection on videodisks in the History Department Library.  

Docent Gallery Tours, Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. 

"Explore our New Gallery," through Dec. 2. The new Gallery of  

California Art showcases more than 800 works from OMCA's collection-one of  

the largest and most comprehensive holdings of California art in the world.  

"Gallery of California History," through Dec. 2. This new gallery  

is based on the theme of Coming to California.  

OPENING -- "Pixar: 25 Years of Animation," through Jan. 9.  

Exhibition presents an unprecedented look at the Emeryville-based animation  


$5-$8; free for children ages 5 and under; free to all on the  

second Sunday of the month. Special events are free with museum admission  

unless noted otherwise. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5  

p.m.; first Friday of the month, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 1000 Oak St., Oakland. (510)  



PARDEE HOME MUSEUM -- The historic Pardee Mansion, a  

three-story Italianate villa built in 1868, was home to three generations of  

the Pardee family who were instrumental in the civic and cultural development  

of California and Oakland. The home includes the house, grounds, water tower  

and barn. Reservations recommended. Group tours may be arranged between 9  

a.m. and 4 p.m. Tues.-Sun.  

Private Tours and Teas: Take a private tour followed by tea in the  

Pardee family dining room (available for 4-12 persons).  

Tour with light tea: $12 per person  

Tour with high tea: $25 per person.  

High tea without tour: $20 per person. 

$5-$25; free children ages 12 and under. House Tours: 10:30 a.m.  

every Wednesday and second Saturday of each month; 2 p.m. the second Sunday  

or each month. 672 11th St., Oakland. (510) 444-2187,



showcases local and regional history and serves as a centerpiece for  

community cultural activity. There are exhibits on Ohlone settlements, farms  

of early settlers, and contributions of Portuguese and other immigrants.  

There will also be exhibits of the city's agricultural past and the  

industrial development of the 19th century.  


"Yema/Po Archeological Site at Lake Chabot," An exhibit  

highlighting artifacts uncovered from a work camp of Chinese laborers,  

featuring photomurals, cutouts and historical photographs. 

Free. Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 320 West Estudillo Ave., San  

Leandro. (510) 577-3990,< 



pioneer Hiram Penniman, this 1903 redwood-framed house is a showcase for  

numerous historical artifacts, many of which belonged to the Pennimans. It  

also houses a rich archive of Contra Costa and Walnut Creek history in its  

collections of old newspapers, photographs and government records. 


$1-$3; free-children under age 6. Wednesday and Sunday, 1 p.m.-4  

p.m.; Closed in January. 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. (925)  




HAYWARD -- The museum houses significant collections of archaeological and  

ethnographic specimens from Africa, Asia and North America and small  

collections from Central and South America. The museum offers opportunities  

and materials for student research and internships in archaeology and  



Free. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Meiklejohn Hall, Fourth Floor,  

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. (510) 885-3104, (510) 885-7414,< 





"Native California Cultures," This is an exhibit of some  

500 artifacts from the museum's California collections, the largest and most  

comprehensive collections in the world devoted to California Indian cultures.  

The exhibit includes a section about Ishi, the famous Indian who lived and  

worked with the museum, Yana tribal baskets and a 17-foot Yurok canoe carved  

from a single redwood.  

"Recent Acquisitions," The collection includes Yoruba  

masks and carvings from Africa, early-20th-century Taiwanese hand puppets,  

textiles from the Americas and 19th- and 20th-century Tibetan artifacts.  

"From the Maker's Hand: Selections from the Permanent  

Collection," This exhibit explores human ingenuity in the living  

and historical cultures of China, Africa, Egypt, Peru, North America and the  


$1-$4; free for children ages 12 and under; free to all on  

Thursdays. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m. 103  

Kroeber Hall, Bancroft Way and College Avenue, Berkeley. (510) 643-7648,< 





"Tyrannosaurus Rex," A 20-foot-tall, 40-foot-long  

replica of the fearsome dinosaur. The replica is made from casts of bones of  

the most complete T. Rex skeleton yet excavated. When unearthed in Montana,  

the bones were all lying in place with only a small piece of the tailbone  


"Pteranodon," A suspended skeleton of a flying reptile  

with a wingspan of 22 to 23 feet. The Pteranodon lived at the same time as  

the dinosaurs.  

"California Fossils Exhibit," An exhibit of some of the  

fossils that have been excavated in California. 

Free. During semester sessions, hours generally are:  

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5  

p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Hours vary during summer and holidays. Lobby,  

1101 Valley Life Sciences Building, #4780, University of California,  

Berkeley. (510) 642-1821,


USS HORNET MUSEUM -- Come aboard this World War II aircraft  

carrier that has been converted into a floating museum. The Hornet, launched  

in 1943, is 899 feet long and 27 stories high. During World War II she was  

never hit by an enemy strike or plane and holds the Navy record for number of  

enemy planes shot down in a week. In 1969 the Hornet recovered the Apollo 11  

space capsule containing the first men to walk on the moon, and later  

recovered Apollo 12. In 1991 the Hornet was designated a National Historic  

Landmark and is now docked at the same pier she sailed from in 1944. Today,  

visitors can tour the massive ship, view World War II-era warplanes and  

experience a simulated aircraft launch from the carrier's deck. Exhibits are  

being added on an ongoing basis. Allow two to three hours for a visit. Wear  

comfortable shoes and be prepared to climb steep stairs or ladders. Dress in  

layers as the ship can be cold. Arrive no later than 2 p.m. to sign up for  

the engine room and other docent-led tours. Children under age 12 are not  

allowed in the Engine Room or the Combat Information Center.  


"Limited Access Day," Due to ship maintenance, tours of  

the navigation bridge and the engine room are not available. Tuesdays.  

"Flight Deck Fun," A former Landing Signal Officer will  

show children how to bring in a fighter plane for a landing on the deck then  

let them try the signals themselves. Times vary. Free with regular Museum  


"Protestant Divine Services," Hornet chaplain John  

Berger conducts church services aboard The Hornet in the Wardroom Lounge.  

Everyone is welcome and refreshments are served immediately following the  

service. Sundays, 11 a.m. 

SPECIAL EVENTS -- Closed on New Year's Day. 

"Family Day," Discounted admission for families of four  

with a further discount for additional family members. Access to some of the  

areas may be limited due to ship maintenance. Every Tuesday. $20 for family  

of four; $5 for each additional family member. 

"Family Overnight Experience," Sept. 17 through. Enjoy the  

ultimate family experience by spending the night onboard the aircraft carrier  

USS Hornet. Tour the ship at night, hear fascinating ghost stories, sleep in  

bunks and have fun learning about history! Call for reservations. (510)  

521-8448 X280. 

"History Mystery After Hours Tour," 7 p.m.-10 p.m.  

Explore the USS Hornet after hours and learn the history of this ship while  

it is illuminated in red lights used for "night ops." Also, hear stories  

about the ships' legendary haunts. Reservations required. (510) 521-8448  


"Flashlight Tour," 8:30 a.m. Receive a special tour of  

areas aboard the ship that have not yet been opened to the public or that  

have limited access during the day. $30-$35 per person. 

$6-$14; free children age 4 and under with a paying adult. Daily,  

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pier 3 (enter on Atlantic Avenue), Alameda Point, Alameda.  

(510) 521-8448,<