Chabot Space & Science Center


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In a Nutshell

Unlimited museum access and planetarium shows for one year, plus discounts on classes, gifts, and café fare

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Completed application must be received by 3/31/15. Limit 1 per family, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Application required by email, in person, or by phone. Adults on membership must be named and have valid photo ID for entry. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$49 for a one-year Earth Family membership ($99 value)

  • Applies to two named adults and up to four children in the household younger than 18
  • Can also be used for grandparents and up to four grandchildren younger than 18
  • Special member only events and telescope viewings
  • Unlimited Planetarium shows and discounts on special shows
  • Discounts at the Starry Nights gift store and Bean Sprouts Cafe
  • Priority and discounted registration for events and classes
  • Free or discounted admission to science centers and museums worldwide through the ASTC Passport program
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Chabot Space & Science Center

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.

Customer Reviews

I liked the planetarium, very informative.
Rosalind S. · December 14, 2016
We love our membership and go on a regular basis. We would not be able to afford it without the groupon membership! Thanks Chabot Space and Science Center! Thanks Groupon!
Natalia B. · August 2, 2016
Friday night viewing of the telescopes was great. My kids loved seeing the planets.
Crystal M. · July 18, 2016
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