Just for Teachers
Chabot Space & Science Center is a 501c(3) educational nonprofit organization in association with the Smithsonian Institution. We offer opportunities for educators to learn how to teach science in a fun and engaging way, bring your class on a school field trip that is hands on and memorable while fulfilling the California State Science Standards and providing resources and workshops to advance your professional development. Chabot Space & Science Center offers year-round educational opportunities for teachers and exciting programs for your students.
There are perfect field trips for every grade! If you’ve been here on a school field trip before, we hope you enjoy our new options and sign up process. If this is your first visit, welcome, and we look forward to seeing you up here soon.
FIELD TRIPSWe have many exciting field trip options here at Chabot Space and Science Center. All school visitors get the chance to explore our exciting exhibits. In addition, we have everything from hands-on, standards- based classes, to exciting Planetarium and Megadome shows, to simulated space missions in our Challenger Learning Center. Planning A Field Trip
SCHOOL CLASSESSchool groups can choose classes in astronomy, life sciences, physical sciences, computer technology, or environmental education. All school group visits include a show in our state-of-the-art Ask Jeeves Planetarium and time to explore CSSC's permanent exhibits. See available classes
CHALLENGER MISSIONSYour visit to the Challenger Learning Center is not just a field trip — it's a unique hands-on learning experience, transforming you into a scientist, engineer, or researcher on a simulated space mission, complete with mission control and spacecraft! From the moment of lift-off to the completion of the mission, you become a critical member of one of eight mission teams. Using math, science, teamwork, problem-solving, responsible decision-making, and communication skills, the eight teams work together to complete the mission. Participants will have the opportunity to become both mission controller and spacecraft astronaut.
About Challenger Missions
Look for our summer institutes and other professional development opportunities for teachers which focus on new content, methods and pedagogy in science education. There are on-going opportunities for teachers during the school year.
Teacher WorkshopsLook for our summer institutes and other professional development opportunities for teachers that focus on new content, methods and pedagogy in science education. There are on-going opportunities for teachers during the school year.View Workshops
Fun Exchanges and Activities for Science Teachers (FEAST)FEAST offers secondary science teachers opportunities to network around teacher-selected topics at Chabot. Teachers bring share classroom tested activities and MORE!FEAST Resources