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WED & THU : 10am - 5pm

FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

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Featured Event

Saturdays from 11am to 12pm

Tyke Explorers Open Labs

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Tyke Explorers Open Labs
  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Friday Mar 27 6:45pm
    Friday Apr 03 6:00pm
    Friday Apr 24 6:30pm

    Tickets: $14 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373

    Enjoy a hike through the beautiful redwoods! After the hike, stay and explore other amazing objects in the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour the Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike will take place rain or shine.

  • Robots


    Saturday Feb 28 & Sunday Mar 1

    Competitions, workshops and lectures!

    Admission to competitions and presentations for this event are included with general admission tickets on Friday and Saturday.

  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Saturday Mar 07 7:30pm

    Adult Missions in the Challenger Learning Center®

    Flyers must be 21+
    Tickets: $30 (does not include general admission)
    Just like our public missions for families, but this one is strictly for adult flyers. Bring your friends and join an intrepid team to land on the red planet, construct a probe to send to one of the moons of Mars and save your crew from calamity. Grab your flight suit, strap on a helmet and experience the thrill and excitement of a NASA simulated space mission to Mars! Wine, beer and light snacks will be provided.

  • Mars Mini Missions

    Mars Mini Missions

    Saturday Mar 07 1:30pm, 3:00pm
    Saturday Apr 04 1:30pm, 3:00pm
    Saturday May 02 1:30pm, 3:00pm

    Public Missions in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Tickets: $12 (does not include general admission)
    Ever wonder what it's like to be an astronaut on a space mission? How does it feel to be a Mission Specialist guiding flights around the Solar System? Find out in our Challenger Learning Center® as you experience the thrill and excitement of a NASA simulated space mission! Become an important member on a dynamic team accomplishing the goals of your mission. You are a vital member of the crew! This adventure is recommended for space travelers ages 10 years to adult (younger children may participate when teamed with an adult)

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Mar 07 6:00pm

    Eat, Play, Love: Molecular Gastronomy
    $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Mix up an evening out with your sweetheart by creating and tasting experimental cuisine. Dine in a romantic laboratory setting and explore molecular gastronomy as you create see-through appetizers, dry ice cocktails, and explosive desserts! Participants will be invited to stay for the 9:15 "Pink Floyd” LaserMania show. 

  • LEGO Laboratory

    LEGO Laboratory

    Sunday Mar 08 12:00pm
    Sunday Mar 15 12:00pm
    Sunday Mar 22 12:00pm
    Sunday Mar 29 12:00pm
    Sunday Apr 05 12:00pm
    Sunday Apr 12 12:00pm
    Sunday Apr 19 12:00pm
    Sunday Apr 26 12:00pm

    Members: $5
    Guests: $7 (does not include general admission)
    Think, build, test, destroy... do it all over again and again! We're hosting open LEGO Laboratories every Sunday with an engineering challenge focus. Challenges vary each week and include solar car building and racing, creating green machines that impact our environment, robots that perform based on your programming, and bridge building with seismic testing. Builders of all ages and skills are welcome. Active parent participation is required for youth under 10 years.

    February: Mars Exploration and Robotics
    March: Moon Exploration and Robotics
    April: Stop Motion Movie Making

  • Tyke Explorers

    Tyke Explorers

    Tuesday Mar 10 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Tuesday Mar 17 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Mar 21 2:00pm
    Tuesday Mar 24 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Tuesday Mar 31 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Tuesday Apr 14 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Apr 18 2:00pm
    Tuesday Apr 21 10:00am, 1:00pm

    For Ages 3 - 5 years
    Expand your preschooler's universe by enrolling in our Tyke Explorers Program. Kids get to bring a special grown-up to share in the excitement of science and space. Classes are a combination of instructor-led lessons and self-guided, hands-on experimentation and exploration.

    • February: Light Fantastic
    • March: Pondering Earth's Past and Present   
    • April: This Pretty Planet


  • Science Revealed

    Science Revealed

    Friday Mar 13 7:00pm
    Saturday Mar 14 9:30am, 1:30pm
    Saturday Mar 21 1:30pm
    Saturday Mar 28 1:30pm
    Saturday Apr 11 1:30pm
    Saturday Apr 18 1:30pm
    Saturday Apr 25 1:30pm

    Workshop: $5 Adult | $3 Child | Children 2 & Under Free
    Be dazzled with exciting demonstrations led by one of Chabot�s dynamic science educators. Sudden appearances? Booms and bangs? Miraculous transformations? Enjoy a live and immersive presentation experience as you gain a deeper understanding for the way our world works. No, it's not a magic show - it's science!

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    Saturday Mar 14 3:00pm
    Friday Mar 20 8:00pm

    All or portions of our Center are closed for a private event. Please check the link here for specific information on closures. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Future Fridays

    Future Fridays

    (Next event: Steven Shepard, Friday April 17th)

    Friday Mar 20 6:00pm

    Bill Nye
    Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the way it shapes our lives. In his latest book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, Nye explores myriad hot topics including: why race does not really exist; the promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born; takes a stroll through time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth.

  • Spring Equinox Celebration

    Spring Equinox Celebration

    Saturday Mar 21st, 8-10pm

    Price: $15
    The spring equinox marks the beginning of the astrological year, as the moon moves into the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries. Celebrate the change of the season at Chabot with live music, hands-on activities and a special edition of our popular Star Stories.

  • GURU


    Girls United Ruling the Universe
    Girl Rising Movie Screening

    Saturday March 28th, -11-am - 4pm

    Event (Included with General Admission): 11am to 4pm
    Girl Rising Film Screenings: 12pm and 3pm

    Enjoy a day of STEAM with the special girls in your Universe. We're partnering with Girls Inc. of Alameda County to explore female scientists past and present; GoldieBlox toy company is offering engineering activities; and screening a Girl Rising film that explores the power of educating girls to change the world.



  • Kitchen Chemistry

    Kitchen Chemistry

    Tuesday Mar 31 2:00pm
    Wednesday Apr 01 2:00pm
    Thursday Apr 02 2:00pm
    Friday Apr 03 2:00pm

    Guests: $7 (does not include general admission)
    Members: $5
    Explore the microbiology, nanoscience, physics and chemistry of edibles we love. Experience demonstrations and hands-on experiments that involve everyday treats and ingredients.

  • NanoDays 2015

    NanoDays 2015

    Saturday Apr 04 11:00am

    Included with General Admission

    NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science, engineering, and Technology and its potential impact on the future. NanoDays events are organized by partners in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and take place at over 250 science museums, Research centers, and universities across the country.

  • Center Open!

    Center Open!

    Monday Mar 30 10:00am
    Tuesday Mar 31 10:00am
    Sunday Apr 05 10:00am
    Monday Apr 06 10:00am
    Tuesday Apr 07 10:00am

    The center will be Open to the public for holiday hours! Please check the link here for specific information and to purchase tickets.

  • Total Lunar Eclipse

    Total Lunar Eclipse

    Saturday Apr 04 2:00am

    Guests: $12 Members: Free
    Children 2 & Under Free
    The observatory deck opens at 2am for the late night viewing festivities. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. Witness the stellar occurrence from our observation deck and come ready with your questions for our experts.  Bring binoculars, blankets and warm clothes. 

    Please note: Eclipse is not guaranteed and weather permitting for outside viewing

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Apr 11 6:00pm

    Love & the Zodiac:
    A Special Star Stories Presentation

    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    After a candlelit dinner, snuggle up with your sweetie under the stars under for this very special Supper Club! Lay out on our lawn and listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, stories of love from the night sky as seen throughout history and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the cosmos. 

  • Lecture: Dr. Richard Carrier

    Lecture: Dr. Richard Carrier

    Wednesday Apr 15th, Reception: 7 - 8pm, Lecture: 8 - 9pm

    In this lively, illustrated talk, Dr. Richard Carrier will compare modern science (from the Scientific Revolution to today) with science in the ancient Greco-Roman world, where science as we know it began. We will understand what the Greeks and Romans achieved — and how close they got to their own scientific revolution

    Chabot is proud to partner with Wonderfest and Ask a Scientist to bring you this exciting lecture.

  • Meteor Showers

    Meteor Showers

    Thursday Apr 23 12:00am

    $5 (Center will be closed during this event)

    Hang out on the hill and watch as the Lyrids Meteor Shower makes it annual trip through our atmosphere and light up the night sky. Our astronomers are on hand to answer questions.

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday Mar 22 7:00pm
    Sunday Apr 26 7:30pm
    Sunday May 17 8:00pm

    FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only,
    so call (510) 336-7392 for tickets today.

    Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the Eastbay Astronomical Society invites you to a special private telescope viewing. Unlike our regular viewing on Friday and Saturday evenings, EAS personalizes the experience by taking viewing requests, live interaction, and hosting tours and it's exclusively for our members!

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday Apr 26 5:30pm

    FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only,
    so call (510) 336-7392 for tickets today.