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Exhibits for Schools

The following exhibits have been identified as being particularly topical for teachers.

Check out our Exhibit Guides and Worksheets for school groups.

  • Touch the Sun

    Touch the Sun

    Heart of the Solar System

    Seen the Sun today? Not like this! Come and meditate on the heart of the Solar System in all its electromagnetic glory...

  • Illuminated Space!

    Illuminated Space!

    Space Toy LED Garland and mini-exhibit

    Space Toy LED Garland and mini-exhibit, featuring The Bay Lights!

    Experience sci-fi whimsy under our garland of space-age lights and toys, a creative re-imagining of the LED strands used in The Bay Lights original installation. On view from December 20 through mid-May. 

    Beginning in February, visit our mini-exhibit for an up-close and behind-the-scenes look at the LED technology used in The Bay Lights and learn about both the 2013 installation and the January 2016 re-lighting.

  • Art or Science Exhibit

    Art or Science Exhibit

    What role does imagination play in science?

    This is an age old question that has been discussed, debated, and celebrated throughout the world. At Chabot, we pride ourselves on facilitating thoughtful discussions, sharing relevant information, and inspiring our community to explore. In that vein, Chabot is thrilled to welcome the work of local artists Ryon Gesink and Orion Fredericks. Their individual pieces have been shown throughout the United States. Their sculptures, Fata Morgana, by Fredericks and Oscillation II, by Gesink will be on display at the museum for 6 months.

  • Beyond Blastoff

    Beyond Blastoff

    Surviving in Space

    Do they eat caviar on the International Space Station? How do they work when they float out of their chairs? How do they go to the bathroom?! Come and get a peek into the daily working lives of the most exclusive and elite club not on Earth...

  • Destination Universe

    Destination Universe

    Stroll the Cosmic Beach

    There are more stars in the Universe than grains of sand in all of Earth's beaches (we did the math). Come take a stroll along that cosmic beach and find what is to be found out there...

  • One Giant Leap: A Moon Odyssey

    One Giant Leap: A Moon Odyssey

    One Small Step

    One person's small step is another's giant leap. Step into a Moon Odyssey and take a leap forward into adventure!

  • A View to the Stars

    A View to the Stars

    Chabot Observatories

    The Bay Area has had a romance with the stars for over 130 years. Come and learn about its colorful and enduring astronomical history and join generations who have been inspired by space.