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SUN : 10am - 5pm

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Drop in Labs for Summer Scientists

Summer Sessions

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Summer Sessions
  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Saturday Aug 01 7:00pm
    Saturday Sep 05 7:00pm

    Friday Jul 03 7:00pm
    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! Beer (provided by Federation Brewery), wine and light snacks will be provided.

    (Minimum of 14 participants required per mission)

  • Mars Mini Missions

    Mars Mini Missions

    Saturday Aug 01 2:30pm
    Saturday Sep 05 2:30pm

    Public Missions in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Tickets: $12 (does not include general admission)
    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. This adventure is recommended for space travelers ages 10 years to adult (younger children may participate when teamed with an adult)

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    Saturday Jul 04 3:00pm
    Sunday Jul 26 3:00pm

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

  • LEGO Laboratory

    LEGO Laboratory

    Sunday Jul 05 12:00pm
    Sunday Jul 12 12:00pm
    Sunday Jul 19 12:00pm
    Sunday Jul 26 12:00pm
    Sunday Aug 02 12:00pm
    Sunday Aug 09 12:00pm
    Sunday Aug 16 12:00pm
    Sunday Aug 23 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.

    July: Summer Movie Blockbuster Creations

  • Sounds to Space: A Concert with Composing Together

    Sounds to Space: A Concert with Composing Together

    Sunday July 05 2:00pm

    Enjoy this concert for free with general admission! Chabot partners with Composing Together and noted professional astronomers, including Jon Jenkins of SETI, to consider what music might be like on other planets. Scientists have already found more than 1500 planets outside our solar system. Each one has its own possibilities for life and music. Our audiences first hear original "earthly” works by our composers, then they learn about other possible life, and finally the students collaborate with the composers to create a "grand finale” to finish the concert.

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Jul 11 6:00pm

    Supper Club: Explosive Experiments
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Test your love chemistry at this explosive Supper Club! Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with your sweetheart in our in science laboratory, then become a part of fun! Couples will find that sparks will fly as you participate in exploding experiments led by our resident scientist.

  • New Horizons Viewing Party

    New Horizons Viewing Party

    Tuesday July 14th 4:30-6:30pm

    Have you wondered all of your life what the distant world of Pluto looks like up close? Soon the wondering will come to an end when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which has been en route to Pluto for the past decade, sends its eyewitness imagery back to Earth, and history will be made. 

    Be on the line when New Horizons phones home following the historic encounter. At Chabot Space & Science Center we’ll be tuning in to NASA TV’s live coverage of the event, and you are welcome to join us!

    Experience simulations of the encounter, follow the story from NASA’s APL Mission Control, and most importantly await the signal from New Horizons that its epic 10 year journey was successful!

    Photo Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI)

  • Tyke Explorers

    Tyke Explorers

    Tuesday Jul 14 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 21 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 28 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.

    • July: Down by the Bay


  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday Jul 19 8:00pm
    Sunday Aug 23 7:30pm
    Sunday Sep 20 7:30pm

    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!

  • $5 Fridays After 5pm

    $5 Fridays After 5pm

    Friday Jul 24 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Start your weekend early and spend your Friday night at Chabot! Explore our hands-on exhibits, take a planetarium show and gaze through the telescopes with our experts.

  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Friday Jul 24 8:00pm
    Friday Jul 31 7:15pm
    Friday Aug 21 7:15pm
    Friday Aug 28 6:15pm
    Friday Sep 11 6:00pm
    Friday Sep 18 6:45pm

    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.

  • Science Revealed

    Science Revealed

    Friday Jul 24 3:00pm
    Saturday Jul 25 3:00pm
    Saturday Aug 01 1:00pm
    Saturday Sep 05 1:00pm

    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!

  • Summer in Space Movie Series

    Summer in Space Movie Series

    Friday July 24 8:30pm

    Grab some popcorn and join us in our outdoor amphitheater as we celebrate classic science fiction films from the 1950's and 1960's. Inspired by comic books, these family-friendly films sparked the world's interest in interstellar travel, aliens and otherworldly terrains.

    Jul: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Saturday Jul 25 9:00pm

    Tickets: $15 (children 2 years & under free)
    Does not include General Admission

    This summer, lay on the grass and look up at the stars! Bring your sleeping bags and blankets and come listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, stories from the night sky as seen throughout history and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the night's sky.

    Please note: Weather permitting for outside viewing. If night sky conditions are or become poor for viewing the program will take place inside one of our historic telescope domes. Please check our weather station for more day-of details or call us at (510) 336-7373 for more information. Don't forget to bring your blankets!

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday Aug 23 5:30pm

    August 23 (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)

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