Chabot Space and Science Center, located in Oakland, California, is a center for science learning featuring interactive exhibits, planetariums, a large screen theater, hands-on activities and three powerful telescopes.
The Center is the continuation and expansion of a public observatory that has served San Francisco Bay Area schools and citizens with astronomy and science education programs since 1883. It is named after the father of hydraulic mining and benefactor of the original Oakland Observatory, Anthony Chabot. Since 2000, the Center has been located on the western border of Redwoods Regional Park.
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
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|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
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|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Sho Chak | Feb 14, 2018
It is a decent location that relates to science in the bay area. The planetarium is good but the Maya video was terrible. I recommend watching Einstein's Gravity Playlist (I watched 2) . Otherwise, the museum doesn't have too much but if you come at night they have huge telescopes.
Andrew McBride | Feb 19, 2018
Wow seems like it wants to sell you more stuff them teach you about space and NASA stuff. Overpriced and overrated I won't waste my money or time of travel which was 3 hours to get there to go back. Heavy door slammed on my hand and caused an injury. Staff is too busy to try to find or talk to too. Gift shop overpriced. If you want to learn about NASA stuff and space go to San Francisco to the Exploratorium its worth the price.
Julia C | Jan 30, 2018
Great planetarium! Magical location in the Redwoods and lots to see/do. Only downside is toddler play room is lacking, so not much for 2yr olds.
Hari Krishan | Feb 19, 2018
A wonderful center. Full of subject knowledge n nice auditorium n pictures over the subject
Sheung Li | Jan 7, 2018
Good selection of space related artifacts including real Soyuz and Gemini capsules, space suits from different eras, and planetary scale models. Features several childrens' play and exploration areas.
Adit Gupta | Mar 18, 2018
Great place to take young kids. Helpful staff and lots of exhibits to explore. The planetarium has a show every hour , lots of options to pick from. Also has live activity areas and interactive labs for kids. My 4 yr old had a great time here
Jayden Tolliver | Mar 27, 2018
I went there for a school field trip and it was one of the best, but my favorite is the California science center in LA, CA
Bella Fica | May 4, 2018
I had a very enjoyable tour of Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, CA. This was my first time here. Parking was easy enough. I love the modern feel to the building. There are biology, chemistry and physics labs for classes and learning. There is the Challenger learning center where you can experience space mission simulations. Thank you to the Chabot astronomers who were on hand to talk about the 3 telescopes on site. The observation deck was fabulous also.
Amrata Kamat | Jun 26, 2018
Great place to visit... Knowledge center about Astronomy... Parking space is good...Can spend entire day here...Can visit with kids...There are 5 shows starts from morning 11 for which we have to buy tickets... Telescope show is on Friday and Saturday which is for free...There are so many exhibition and scientific experiments which we can try and click nice photos..There is a cafeteria inside the center which is good and serves tasty and hygenic food..The center has free WiFi service..Most of the mobile networks will not work in that area...Summer camps are available for the kids for a particular period...
Steven Harageib | Aug 13, 2018
Had an absolutely phenomenal time at the Chabot Space and Science centre, the level of attention to detail is incredible. Furthermore understanding and celebration of milestones was very humbling. Here you get to experience human imagination come alive
John Raines | Aug 5, 2018
I went to the First Friday event a few days ago, my first time here in many years. I stayed for "The Stars Tonight" and then I left. The Zeiss planetarium projector (a multimillion-dollar investment that was allowed to rot for a decade) has been resurrected, but its planet projectors are still broken. There are no Omnimax films in the theater built for that purpose. And overall, the facility retains its weary utilitarian vibe that fails to reward the visitor who has motored up winding roads and then hiked a quarter-mile from a remote parking lot.
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