Events Listings

Exhibits-East Bay Through October 3

Tuesday September 21, 2010 - 02:23:00 PM


"El Corazon de la Communidad: The Heart of the Community",  

Painted by Joaquin Alejandro Newman, this mural installation  

consists of four 11-foot panels that mix ancient Meso-American and  

contemporary imagery to pay homage to local activists Carmen Flores and Josie  

de la Cruz.  

Free unless otherwise noted. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 1637  

Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. (510) 535-5631. 




"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.  

"Kapla," The hands-on exhibit features thousands of  

versatile building blocks that can be used to build very large, high and  

stable structures and models of bridges, buildings, animals or anything else  

your mind can conceive.  

$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, 



"Oakland's 19th-Century San Pablo Avenue Chinatown," A  

permanent exhibit of new findings about the rediscovered Chinatown on San  

Pablo Avenue. The exhibit aims to inform visitors about the upcoming  

archaeological work planned to explore the lives of early Chinese pioneers in  

the 1860s.  

Free. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Pacific Renaissance Plaza, 388 Ninth St., Suite 290, Oakland. (510) 637-0455, 



"Going Away, Coming Home," A 160-foot public art  

installation by Mills College art professor Hung Liu. Liu hand painted 80  

red-crowned cranes onto 65 panels of glass that were then fired, tempered and  

paired with background panes that depict views of a satellite photograph,  

ranging from the western United States to the Asia Pacific Area. Terminal 2.  

Free. Daily, 24 hours, unless otherwise noted. Oakland  

International Airport, 1 Airport Drive, Oakland. (510) 563-3300,