Space and science buffs can enjoy visiting the interactive exhibitions with a one-year membership for frequent visits
About This Deal
- Family membership includes:
- Special member-only events and telescope viewings
- Unlimited Planetarium shows and discounts on special shows
- Discounts at the Starry Nights gift store and The Town Kitchen Cafe
- Priority and discounted registration for events and classes
- Free or discounted admission to science centers and museums worldwide through the ASTC Passport program
- Family membership is valid for two parents or grandparents and up to four children in the household younger than 18
- Free admission for children under 3
- Does not include admission to First Friday events and programming
- Amenities: onsite shop, accessible parking, wheelchair rental
- Onsite cafeteria: yes
Need To Know
About 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 grants Chabot its domed silhouette and provides 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.
Chabot Space & Science Center also features shows such as ElectroLaze, 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.