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Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619-2450
+1 510-336-7373
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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 students, teachers, and the public can imagine, understand, and learn to shape their future through science. Chabot's three large telescopes are open to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619-2450
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"hands on activities"
in 6 reviews
"amateur astronomers"
in 4 reviews
"telescope viewing"
in 4 reviews
"large telescopes"
in 4 reviews
"great for kids"
in 9 reviews
"friday and saturday night"
in 2 reviews
"laser show"
in 2 reviews
"oakland hills"
in 8 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 4 reviews
"free admission"
in 3 reviews
"planetarium"
in 31 reviews
"astronomy"
in 12 reviews
"planets"
in 10 reviews
"lab"
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"universe"
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"venus"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank KTHawkins
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank 22Janjim20
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a great place to spend an afternoon afternoon with your space lover! Pack a lunch or if your lucky, you'll land there on a day with a food truck outside and enjoy a meal in the outdoor theater. My little ones love to...More

1  Thank Johnandalyx
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The BEST place to see the moon when there is an eclipse happening go & ask for Rachel the telescope!

Thank tribecca22018
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Reviewed 9 April 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 of the building. There are biology, chemistry and physics labs for classes and learning. There...More

Thank Infodiva415
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

For East Bay folks, this is a great complement to the Exploratorium. There's something for everybody. A lot of hands on stuff. And volunteers showing different stuff every week. And connected to hiking trails as well. Plus great views.

Thank i-witness30
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

For those who are interested in the space, the environment and science is a wonderful opportunity. Interesting and free, there is an observation platform and for kids is such an opportunity to learn about our planet, stars and other planets. Open to public on Friday...More

Thank tichita_23
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

It is open on a Friday and Saturday night with free entry. Best to check the weather reports as when we went it was cloudy and a waste of time

Thank Ross B
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Chabot Center is in the Oakland Hills above the city. We went one evening when there was a gathering of amateur astronomers - this happens once a month or so, and it's a good idea to check with them when they occur. The evening we...More

1  Thank MarkLinton
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is an outstanding place to visit & bring children. Come early and you may get to view something through one of the telescopes. On our visit, they were set up on the planet Venus. We spent the better part of a day going through...More

1  Thank Garry517
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elcelf
19 September 2015|
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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
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