Available Monday - Sunday | 8AM-10PM Earlier or later time available for additional charge. Museum admission & Planetarium shows are included with your room rental during museum hours Wed-Sun 10AM-5PM. Special admission may be added during closed hours. Spacious, flexible 2,260 sq. ft. meeting space. Surrounded by 13 acres of majestic redwoods in the Oakland Hills, this is a unique 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 two built in projectors and screens on each side of the room for maximum visibility. Room also includes audio and white board. WiFi is free throughout the museum and direct Ethernet can be provided. Parking is complimentary. SPACE FEATURES Onsite Manager 2,260 Square Feet 72 Seated | Reception 90 Seated | Theater Style Built-in Projectors Projection Screens Built-in Audio, Lapel Mic Whiteboard WIFI Set Up Options: » Default- Round table-style set up for 72 (10 round tables) » Meeting-style set up for 60 people (rectangular tables) » Presentation-style set up for 90 people (90 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. 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 programs for the Oakland community! 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, but no heating or cooking equipment is permitted in the room unless supervised by a licensed caterer. 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 $7/person. Add snacks for $2.
» 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. » May not exceed set guest capacity of the room for safety. 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.