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SUN : 10am - 5pm

Kids

The Next Generation of Scientists, Innovators & Dreamers

It's a fact, science is part of our everyday world. Whether you are making a sandwich, riding a bike or building a rocket - its all around us. At Chabot, we are inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, innovators and dreamers. 

We offer many exciting opportunities for kids to get involved, get excited and get engaged! Check out our Discovery Lab, submit a question to a real life Astronomer or Scientist, take a photo in our replica Gemini Transport Capsule, participate in a demonstration, celebrate a birthday or look through a telescope at the same stars that kids looked at over a hundred years ago. Kids can bring their parents to our Tykes Explorers Workshops, participate in Space & Science Camp, or vanquish energy vampires in our Bills Climate Lab online game and much more.

The list below is just some of the things you will find especially for KIDS at Chabot.

Bookmark this page to learn about all the exciting things that we have just for Kids.

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  • Spring Break 2014
  • Earth Day

    Earth Day

    Saturday, April 19 (11am - 4pm)
    Included with General Admission

    This Earth Day, we're talking trash! Sort, compost, reuse. Meet teens who are working on an interactive trash sorting exhibit here at the museum and learn how you can contribute to the dirty fun.

  • Earthquake Shake Lab

    Earthquake Shake Lab

    Saturday, April 19 (1pm & 3pm)
    Workshop: $5

    Design and construct a building that can survive a simulated earthquake! Create your own original structure and put it to the test on a shake table.

  • Laserium U2 Launch Party!

    Laserium U2 Launch Party!

    With Live Music and Lasers!
    Friday, May 2
    (8pm - 10pm)
    Guests: $32 / General Admission + Show: $40
    Members: $24

    Be a part of a legendary night of live music, lasers and more! Be the first to see our newest LASERIUM® laser light show, U2. Watch the artistry of our laserist as they take you on a visual journey exploring U2's greatest hits and then experience the live band, Zoo Station, the complete U2 experience, as they perform the latest songs in an energy filled performance. A night of lasers, live music and more! Stay later and view the cosmos through our telescopes!

  • First Fridays for Fido

    First Fridays for Fido

    Search & Rescue
    Friday, May 2
    (Dog Friendly Hours: 5pm - 10pm)
    Included with General Admission

    Join us and learn about the incredible dogs and trainers of Alameda Search and Rescue! Mark Herrick will bring his dog, Kapo, to share training secrets and demonstrate Kapo's incredible sniffing ability. Audience participation is encouraged; one volunteer will be chosen to hide and be found by Kapo's powerful nose! The demonstration will begin at 7pm.

    Please note: All waiver forms must be signed before your dog can join the fun! Also, our planetarium and observatory deck will be a "dog-free" area during these hours. If you plan to see shows or our telescopes, we advise you not to bring your dog to the Center. Dogs will not be permitted to be left in cars.

  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    Friday, May 2 (7:30pm - 9pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    Hike under the beautiful Crescent Moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on an easy 1-2 mile hike. 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.

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Member Telescope Viewing
    Sunday, May 4
    (7:30pm - 10:30pm)
    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!

  • Tyke Explorers

    Tyke Explorers

    Tuesdays: May 6 | May 13 | May 20 | May 27
    (10am, 1pm or 3pm)
    For Ages 3 - 5 Years


    Green Thumbs
    It's that time of year again... time to get outside and get our hands dirty! We'll be planting (and eating from!) the Chabot garden, learning all about the parts of plants, including which parts are the tastiest, and experimenting to discover what our plants need in order to grow.

  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    Friday, May 9 (6:15pm - 9:15pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    Hike under the beautiful night sky through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on a moderate 4-5 mile hike. After the hike, stay and further explore the amazing objects in the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour our Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike takes place rain or shine.

  • Moonlight Hike

    Moonlight Hike

    Friday, June 6 (7:30pm - 9:30pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    The brightness of the moon guides our exploration of the redwoods on a moderate 3-4 mile hike. 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.

  • Tyke Explorers

    Tyke Explorers

    Tuesdays: June 10 | June 17 | June 24
    (10am, 1pm or 3pm)

    For Ages 3 - 5 years

    Engineering & Design, Round 2
    This month is all about you... and your engineering skills! Exercise your brain through a series of design challenges that put your creativity to the test! Can you construct a miniature playground with play equipment that actually works? What about a bridge or building that won’t fall over... even if you shake it? Can you design a mini bedroom complete with working lights and switches?

  • Full Moon Hike

    Full Moon Hike

    Friday, June 13 (6:30pm - 10pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    Watch the full moon rising as we hike through the redwood and let its light guides our return on a moderate 4-5 mile hike. 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.

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Saturday, June 14 (9pm - 10:30pm)
    Tickets: $14 (children 2 years & under free)
    Does not include General Admission

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

    Space is limited. Call (510) 336-7373 today
    to reserve your spot on the hill.

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Friday, June 20 (9pm - 10:30pm)
    Tickets: $14 (children 2 years & under free)
    Does not include General Admission

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

    Space is limited. Call (510) 336-7373 today
    to reserve your spot on the hill.

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday, July 6 (5:30pm)
    FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only,
    so call (510) 336-7392 for tickets today.


    Join us for America's Heart & Soul, a documentary capturing both the unparalleled beauty of the land and the incomparable spirit of the people. Join us in the MegaDome Theater for this free, members-only screening. Refreshments will be available by donation.

  • Tyke Explorers

    Tyke Explorers

    Tuesdays: July 8 | July 15 | July 22
    (10am, 1pm or 3pm)

    For Ages 3 - 5 years

    Solids, Liquids & Gases, Oh My!
    Explore the differences between solids, liquids, and gases this month as you pour, mix, smash, and blow.

  • Full Moon Hike

    Full Moon Hike

    Friday, July 11 (7:45pm - 10pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    The brightness of the full moon guides our exploration of the redwoods on an easy 1-3 mile hike. 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.

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Saturday, July 12 (9pm - 10:30pm)
    Tickets: $14 (children 2 & under free)
    Does not include General Admission

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

    Space is limited. Call (510) 336-7373 today
    to reserve your spot on the hill.

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Saturday, July 26 (9pm - 10:30pm)
    Tickets: $14 (children 2 & under free)
    Does not include General Admission

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

    Space is limited. Call (510) 336-7373 today
    to reserve your spot on the hill.


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