Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619 Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
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$5 admission on select Fridays.

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    Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon-Tue Closed
    Wed-Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri-Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Report | 3 hours ago
Kids 3-6th grade could enjoy it the most. 2nd and below cannot read/understand a lot of the language used in the displays. Needs more hands on.
Report | 5 days ago
Amazing place
Report | 17 days ago
They also have a small room for toddlers.
Report | 22 days ago
The extended evening hours for star gazing, special events, and the science films are such an awesome bonus beyond the hands-on experiments and educational science offered at this beautiful facility. Their guest speakers are well-respected in their fields of study; this institute definitely has the pulse of what is happening in our world. I have a girl, who designs and creates with Goldiblocks - and to our surprise Chabot Space & Science Center featured a fantastic event - for all children - using Goldiblocks. Thanks for supporting STEM girls!
Report | a month ago
Being a total space nerd, this was a deal I just had to jump on. Well worth it!
Report | a month ago
Separate room for kids under 5. Didn't know that until the end of our visit.
Report | a month ago
This is a great deal to visit such a fun place for kids!!
Report | a month ago
Go on a weekend, weekdays are packed with local schools on field trips.
Report | a month ago
Nice place, has activities that are hands on. Me and my daughter got to see a clear shot of Venus through one of the smaller big telescopes. She did not want to leave! We didn't get to do everything Will b back very soon............................
Report | a month ago
Have to see the telescope to see Venus
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From the spectacular and grandiose, such as far-reaching telescopes that penetrate the cosmos and bring back crystal-clear views of the stars, to the most curious minutiae, think "space toilets" like those used by astronauts on the International Space Station & Chabot Space & Science Center captures the science, mystery, and grandeur of outer space in an interactive and educational setting.

The big picture comes courtesy of the observatory's three high-powered telescopes, which grant Chabot with its domed silhouette and provide visitors a privileged view of the stars during daytime and evening viewings. Things narrow in scope once you enter the museum, where interactive exhibits zero in on the smaller curiosities of space and Earth's relationship to it. The aforementioned space toilet is a part of the Beyond Blastoff exhibit, where spacesuits, space gear, and space food paint a picture of an astronaut's day-to-day life. One Giant Leap: A Moon Odyssey gives visitors another taste of space exploration, this time by putting them behind the controls of the original Mercury space capsule, then puts them face to face with a 3.3-billion-year-old moon rock collected during the Apollo 15 mission. Weather becomes more than something to curse at for canceling the ball game or flooding a meteorologist's basement once visitors enter Bill Nye's Climate Lab. There, kids tasked with saving the Earth from storms and melting ice sheets are too busy developing top-secret energy-saving devices to realize they might be learning something.

Chabot Space & Science Center also features shows such as LaserMania, a classic-rock-fueled spectacle where light and sound, a 360-degree cocoon of cutting-edge laser lights set to music by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and U2, specifically, team up for an explosive sensory experience

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