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Chabot Space and Science: Planetarium, Observatory, and Exhibits

For an out-of-this-world experience while in the Bay Area, visit the Chabot Space and Science Center set high in the Oakland Hills. This sci-fi lover's playground boasts over 86,000 square feet filled with all things related to space including a 241-seat full dome planetarium, interactive and hands-on exhibits, space artifacts, a giant screen Megamax theater, a Challenger Learning Center, and one of the largest public telescopes in the United States. Hop aboard a thrilling space-flight simulator, enter the Climate Lab, or take a ride to the moon on One Giant Leap. The Chabot offers healthy dining options and snacks at Bean Sprouts Cafe as well as Starry Nights Gift Shop for far-out souvenirs.
 

Details

 

Hours

  • Monday & Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
 
 

Prices

  • Adults: $18
  • Children (3-12): $14
  • Seniors (65+) & Students: $15
 
 

Events

  • $5 First Friday
  • Starlight Gala
  • Slumber with the Stars
 
 

Activities

  • Dining
  • Observatories
  • Shopping
  • Destination Universe
  • Planetarium
  • Exhibits
 

FAQs

  • What restaurants are at Chabot Space & Science Center?

    Visitors at the Chabot Center can enjoy a healthy lunch, dinner or snack at Bean Sprouts Café, offering sandwiches, salads and yummy treats for casual events at the Center. Peet's Coffee and baked goods are also available for purchase in the café and for those looking for out of this world souvenirs, the Chabot offers shopping in its Starry Nights Gift Shop.
  • Does Chabot Space & Science Center offer group discounts?

    Yes, the Chabot Space and Science Center makes a great school field trip or group excursion when in Oakland. Book your group visit in advance for 15 or more people and enjoy a special reduced rate for the entire party that includes daytime observing on the telescope deck, one show in the Planetarium or Megadome, and access to hands-on exhibits.  For groups under 18 years old, a minimum of one adult per ten children is required.
 

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