Oakland’s Chabot Space & Science Center recently unveiled its new outdoor environmental educational deck, a $2 million outdoor environment for the study of both the universe and the native planet.

The project was designed by The Exploratorium’s Studio of Public Space in San Francisco. It augments and enhances the center’s other offerings, which comprise a trio of giant telescopes, planetarium and program offerings, including classes, workshops and events.

The deck itself, a 3,200 square-foot project, is constructed of Kebony, a durable and sustainable modified wood that works especially well for outdoor environments where foot traffic is particularly heavy. Kebony was also used for benches and railing accents.