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Chabot Space & Science Center

Closed Now: 10:00 - 22:00
Open today: 10:00 - 22:00
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General Admission to Chabot Space & Science Center
From US$18.00*
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Chabot Space & Science Center inspires and educates students of all ages about our Planet Earth and the Universe. Its historic telescopes and observatory, planetarium, hands-on interactive exhibits, and natural park setting are a place where...more
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10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619-2450
+1 510-336-7373
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All reviews amateur astronomers big telescopes friday and saturday night space exploration oakland hills wonderful activities a great place to spend great place for kids planetarium astronomy planets venus exhibits saturn volunteers museum galaxy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in a scenic location in the hills above Oakland, this is a good medium-sized museum focused on the science of space exploration. It frequently hosts junior high school classes from the surrounding areas. Check their webpage to learn about special events, and also evenings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David G
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Not very much to see. Exhibits are scarce and never change. Great location in a park, employees try hard but not worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 575sealion
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit with family and kids. I went their by myself as I had to write a paper on this. I was happy to be able to visit and view through the telescopes. They have parking. Kind staff that are willing to explain...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jahanbay
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A great place to spend at least part of a day. Their special exhibitions are always interesting. They have exhibits for children and a young children's play area. The telescopes are interesting and staffed by keen docents. Convenient parking and local buses stop here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CalgaryWoman
Reviewed 7 November 2018

My kiddo was doing a moon journal, and his teacher recommended this little trip. We went thru the Regional Park forest in the dark which was an adventure in itself. We went up to the big telescopes on a Saturday night — magical!! Mostly he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jen V
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Went with my niece and her family. They had a Bubble Party for children , apparently they have different events scheduled for adults and children. Saw a small portion of what the place had to offer. Got to view thru the telescopes the planet Jupiter...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Allen G
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to be in Oakland visiting our adult son who lives there, on the first Friday in October. The Chabot is apparently open for the evening the first Friday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $5. There were exhibits, demonstrations,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annalea52
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great place for families to come to in the Oakland hills. Wonderful activities for young children and even grandparents!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Marta R
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This center is well kept and gorgeous. There is so much to appreciate, learn from and discover. It is equally awesome for adults as it is for little ones.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KTHawkins
Reviewed 23 July 2018

On special evenings Chabot has their telescopes out for visitors to view events in the night sky. It's a wonderful way to introduce children, family and friends to this small but delightful observatory and museum. The exhibits are always informative and well-executed.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 22Janjim20
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Response from pikake1 | Reviewed this property |
Planetarium is included in admission fee as stated below. Adults $18 Seniors $15 Students (13-18) will valid middle or high school id $15 Kids 3-12 $14 Children under 3 free Parking is free Hours on sat 10-10 Sunday... More