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FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

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  • $5 Fridays After 5pm

    $5 Fridays After 5pm

    Friday Feb 12, 5pm - 10pm
    Friday Mar 11, 5pm - 10pm
    Friday Apr 16, 5pm - 10pm

    Start your weekend early and spend your Friday night at Chabot! General admission to Chabot Space and Science Center is $5 for everyone after 5pm on this Friday evening. Explore our hands-on exhibits, take in a planetarium show and gaze through the telescopes with our experts. 

    Admission includes game night events.

  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Friday Feb 12 5:15pm
    Friday Feb 19 5:15pm
    Friday Mar 11 5:45pm
    Friday Mar 18 6:30pm
    Friday Apr 15 7:15pm
    Friday Apr 22 6:15pm

    Tickets: $15 (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.

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    Saturday Feb 13 5:00pm
    Saturday Feb 20 5:00pm
    Saturday Mar 05 4:00pm
    Saturday Apr 30 4:00pm

    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.

  • Supper Club: Love Mission

    Supper Club: Love Mission

    Saturday Feb 13 6-9:30pm

    Love Mission
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over

    Take your sweetheart on a memorable date – dinner under the stars then whisk her/him away on a simulated space mission to the Red Planet!  Adventure awaits as you work on an exclusive team with other couples to rescue the space transport capsule from calamity! You and your date will be transported to a world of space travel inside Chabot Space & Science Center’s exclusive and interactive onsite mission control and space craft simulator.  The adventure includes romantic music, hands on assignments, beer and wine, and sweets for your sweet. Arrive on time things are precise in Mission Control!

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday Feb 14 7:00pm
    Sunday Mar 13 7:30pm
    Sunday Apr 10 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!

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday Feb 14 5:30pm
    Sunday Apr 10 5:30pm

    FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only.

    Flash Gordon (1980)
    A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

  • ClimateMusic Project

    ClimateMusic Project

    Friday Feb 19, 8pm

    Join us in the Planetarium for a performance by The ClimateMusic Project, a science & arts collaborative that uses music to teach people about climate change in a fresh and engaging way. The collaborative is made up of leading climate scientists and versatile artists who pull from terabytes of climate data and the most advanced climate models to create music that reflects the story of our climate, past, present, and future.  Following the performance, you will have the opportunity to engage the scientists, composer, and musicians in a live discussion and Q&A session.

    For more information, visit theclimatemusicproject.org

  • Science Revealed

    Science Revealed

    Saturday Feb 20 12:00pm
    Sunday Feb 21 12:00pm
    Sunday Apr 03 12:00pm
    Sunday Apr 10 12:00pm
    Sunday Apr 17 12:00pm
    Sunday Apr 24 12:00pm

    Workshop: $7 General | $7 Youth | $5 Member 

    February: Did Albert Einstein Have Something That I Don't?

    Hey there brainiacs, let us pick your brains! Please join us as we flex both brain and brawn to explore the inner workings of our most complex organ. In this hands-on lab experience, we will use microscopes to examine human cells. Students of all ages will enjoy making slides and examining their own cheek cells. Sheep brain dissection will be investigated, and the study of whole, preserved brains will be explored. Finally, the mysterious story of Albert Einstein's brain study and the controversial conclusions presented will be discussed. Join the Brain Trust! 

    Recommended for ages 5-adult—children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Adult Volunteer Orientation

    Adult Volunteer Orientation

    Saturday Feb 27, 10am-2pm

    Learn more about Chabot and our volunteer opportunities at this information session.

    RSVP required online at: chabotspace.org/adult-volunteers

  • New Sci-fi Lecture Series

    New Sci-fi Lecture Series

    Saturday Feb 27, 7-10pm

    Scott Hutchins is a former Truman Capote fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford University, where he teaches Creative Writing. His work has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, San Francisco Magazine and StoryQuarterly. During his talk Hutchins will explore the intersection of science and science fiction in his debut novel and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Book of 2012, A Working Theory of Love.
    Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Saturday Mar 05 7:00pm
    Saturday Apr 02 7:00pm

    Date Night Edition
    Missions in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Flyers must be 21+
    Tickets: $30 (does not include general admission)
    Nothing says date night like a trip to the red planet! Whether a first date or your long time sweetie, you and your date will be transported to a world of space travel inside Chabot’s interactive mission control and space craft simulator. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to land safely on the planet Mars and launch a probe to one of Mars' two moons.  Beer, wine and light snacks will be provided, but arrive on time as the agenda is tight in Mission Control!  

    (Minimum of 14 participants required per mission)

  • Mars Exploration Lab

    Mars Exploration Lab

    Saturday Mar 5, 12-4pm
    Saturday Mar 12, 12-4pm
    Saturday Mar 19, 12-4pm
    Saturday Mar 26, 12-4pm

    Join us and learn more about the red planet, Mars, during this fun open lab workshop. We’ll lead
    cryogenic-themed demonstrations using liquid nitrogen and dry ice as well as propulsion and heat related
    demonstrations using fire and combustible materials. We’ll also offer many hands-on activities
    including designing and testing a Mars lander, building and programming Mars rovers with our LEGO
    Mindstorms© robotics kits and much more. This lab is great for students of all ages, but parents must be
    present and active parent participation is required for those under 10 years of age.

  • Mars Mini Missions

    Mars Mini Missions

    Saturday Mar 05 2:30pm
    Saturday Apr 02 2:30pm

    Public Missions in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Tickets: $12 (does not include general admission)

    What is it 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: Sweet on Each Other

    Supper Club: Sweet on Each Other

    Saturday Mar 12, 7-10pm
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over

    If you hear the word Mars and think candy, this month’s Supper Club is going to be a dream come true.  Wine and chocolate seem as if they were meant for each other. But not all wine, or chocolate, are made equally to combine. Learn how wine and chocolate are crafted, while sampling some unique and luscious pairings created by local vintners and chocolatiers. 

  • Mars Madness!

    Mars Madness!

    Saturday Mar 19, 11am-4pm

    Human exploration of Mars isn’t only about learning to live on the Red Planet…. it is about surviving the trip there! What does it take to travel to Mars?  Join us to learn more about the journey to the Red Planet.  Watch science demonstrations that highlight the challenges, participate in hands-on activities related to space travel and listen to engaging scientists speak about the next steps in our journey to Mars.

  • Spring Equinox Celebration

    Spring Equinox Celebration

    Saturday Mar 19, 8-10pm

    Price: $15
    Celebrate one of most glorious times of year… Spring!  To celebrate, we have a special performance by Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble, who’s lush, ethereal sounds will interpret the magic of the equinox. Hands on activities as well as drinks and food will be available for sale.  

  • Galaxy Explorers Information Session

    Galaxy Explorers Information Session

    Saturday Apr 9, 1-3pm
    Saturday Apr 16, 1-3pm

    Our Galaxy Explorer Program offers high school age students hands-on, fun, and educational community service work for developing science exploration, job and life skills. To learn more about the Galaxy Explorer program and how you can impact science education in your community while gaining invaluable experience, attend one of our information sessions. Applicants only need to attend one session.

    RSVP required online at www.chabotspace.org/teen-volunteers

  • Celebrate History at Chabot!

    Celebrate History at Chabot!

    Saturday Apr 16, 10am-5pm

    Happy Anniversary, Rachel!  Come learn about our historic telescope, Rachel, on this exciting day at Chabot Space & Science Center.  Rachel opened to the public in the spring of 1916 and has been showcasing the wonders of the night’s sky to audiences ever since. Participate in hands-on activities by crafting your own take-home telescope, watch science demonstrations showing how telescopes work, take a docent-led tour of Rachel with one of our historical experts, look at historic photographs from our collection and much more!

  • Galaxy Explorers & Champions of Science Open House

    Galaxy Explorers & Champions of Science Open House

    Sunday Apr 23, 11am - 4pm

    Our incredible Galaxy Explorer teen volunteers are learning and teaching science all year long.  Join us for a showcase of this year's accomplishments from teen led science demonstrations to planetarium shows.  

    ALSO! Come celebrate Chabot's new Redwoods Hip Hop Mural, created by our Champions of Science after school program in collaboration with Hip Hop 4 Change muralist, DJ Agana, and Save the Redwoods League.

  • Supper Club: The Mysterious Murder of Dr. Mason

    Supper Club: The Mysterious Murder of Dr. Mason

    Saturday Apr 23, 7-10pm
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over

    An explosion happened in a famous science laboratory killing one of the scientists! But was it an accident or was it murder? In this fun, interactive murder mystery meet the suspects, uncover the clues and find out who is the killer... before you're next!

    If you want to become part of the play, please RSVP and arrive at 6:30pm for instructions. Come dressed in your best scientist gear for a truly immersive experience.