Available Monday - Sunday | 8AM-10PM Earlier or later time available for additional charge. (Museum admission & Planetarium shows included during museum hours Wed-Sun 10AM-5PM. Special admission may be added during closed hours.) Sunny, flexible 900 sq. ft. meeting space. Surrounded by 13 acres of majestic redwoods in the Oakland Hills, this is a unique and stunning location to hold your next offsite meeting or presentation. Our experienced events team is available to help you customize your experience. A high end classroom used for team retreats, meetings, presentations and workshops. It is equipped with a built in projector, screen, audio, and white board. WiFi is free throughout the museum. Direct Ethernet can be provided. Parking is complimentary. SPACE FEATURES Onsite Manager 900 Square Feet 30 Seated | Reception Built-in Projector Projection Screen Built-in Audio, Lapel Mic Whiteboard WIFI Set Up Options: » Default- Round table-style set up for 30 (5 round tables) » Meeting-style set up for 20 people (rectangular tables) » Presentation-style set up for 30 people (30 chairs, no tables) Furniture set up may be requested in advance of your event. TEAM-BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES Facilitated activities can be added to your rental pending staff availability. » Docent Tours: 1.5 hour museum docent tours are available for an additional $100. 15 guests per docent. » Museum Admission: May be added during closed hours for $10 per guest. » Tapping the Wind Workshop: 60-90 minute activity for $500.00 in addition to room rental. Your team is tasked to design more efficient wind turbines to support the global demand for renewable energy. » Challenger Mission: 120-150 minute immersive team-building experience available for $1,800. Challenger Learning Center’s focus on teamwork is a perfect catalyst for corporate team building. During the mission, Voyage to Mars, participants will enter the Challenger Learning Center and get teleported forward in time to the year 2076. They will receive a mission briefing and be divided to start in two areas – the Spacecraft and Mission Control. The incoming Spacecraft crew, with the help from Mission Control, will navigate through Mars orbit and land the spacecraft at Chryse Station. The immersive environment and challenging tasks forces your team to work together to survive a life or death scenario. The success of the mission depends on effective communication and problem-solving skills. CATERING Guests may bring their own refreshments or meals may be pre-ordered from our list of experienced preferred caterers. You are also welcome to schedule food drop-offs. Host may accept the order on your behalf and bring back to the room if desired, but does not check the order and cannot take responsibility for any discrepancies. Coffee & tea service can be provided for $5/person. GUEST EXPECTATIONS *Arrival: Host will be available to greet you and show you to the room. *AV Setup: Basic A/V connection or other questions during your visit. *Restrooms: Available immediately outside of the room. CONVENIENCE Hiking trails are easily accessible for mid-day breaks yet we are only 10 minutes away from downtown Oakland. Plus, the cost of your rental goes to supporting our education program for the Oakland community!
» Smoking is not permitted onsite (indoors, nor outdoors). » Furniture set-up requirements may be requested in advance. Guests must remove any equipment they bring into the space by the end of the booking. The rental time includes set up and teardown time. » Trash should be placed in the bins and we will take care of the removal. » Only service animals are permitted in the room. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE? » Cost of rental facility » Parking » Onsite event staff » Basic A/V support, but you should remember to bring laptop adapters DO I NEED TO USE AN APPROVED CATERER? It is highly recommended that renters coordinate with one of our preferred caterers, although you are welcome to bring your own food. Our preferred caterers are well-versed in our policies and procedures, and are fully insured and licensed by the city and state. Drop-off catering by an outside company is permitted, but only our preferred caterer may provide on-site service. The caterer provides all personnel and equipment required for preparation of food and beverage, and handles rental orders for linens, dishware, etc., and is responsible for setup/breakdown. Other vendors not on our preferred list must be pre-approved.