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$5 First Fridays

An Exciting and Immersive Experience Every First Friday

Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages! Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore!

Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served. Pre-purchase your tickets for $5 First Friday here:

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$5 admission begins at 6pm, and does not apply from 10am-5pm. The center is closed to the general public between 5-6pm (with the exceptions of current CSSC members) and reopens at 6pm for $5 First Friday.

June: The Science of Observing

Friday, June 1, 2018

Price: $5

Observation of Earth and the cosmos has been taking place for centuries and has led to remarkable discoveries helping us to understand our world and beyond. Join us as we explore the tools and techniques used to observe the smallest creatures using state-of-the-art microscopes to the largest planets and galaxies beyond our solar system. Experts will show you how to bird watch and hands-on activities will teach you to observe using low-tech methods and materials. Learn how not all observing is visual, but what we can learn about exoplanets using radio waves. 

DJ Dance Pary
Time: 6pm-10pm
Location: Mezzanine
Join the DJ for one giant dance party for mankind!

BeanSprouts Café
Time: 6-9pm

Story Time 
Times: 6:45pm & 7:15pm
Location: Observation Deck
Gather around our Master Storyteller and hear exciting tales! Fun for the whole family!

Telescope Makers Workshop  
Time: 7pm-10pm
Location: Chemistry/Physics Lab
Open to all ages, the Telescope Makers’ Workshop is an all-volunteer group committed to helping people build their own telescopes. Drop in to see what they are up to!

Telescope Viewing
Time: 7:30-10:30pm
Location: Telescope Complex

Space in Your Face
Time: 8:15pm
Location: Megadome Theater
Space in your Face combines small acts of music, comedy, skits, and quizzes with engaging and enthusiastic science lectures all converging on a space related topic.

Blue Eternity Concert: Under the Stars
Time: 8:30pm & 9:15pm
Location: Planetarium
For the first time, The Blue Eternity trio brings LIVE ambient music to The Chabot Space and Science Center's First Friday experience. The music you'll hear will be played by award winning trumpet player Jeff Oster, Grammy nominated bassist Michael Manring, and ambient electric guitarist Carl Weingarten. As you listen, you'll experience the wonders of an immersive and instructive journey through the stars and beyond. 

Star Stories
Time: 9:15pm
Location: Observation Deck
Lay on our new Observation Deck 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.

Project Create Activity Space
Project Create is a place where families create together to spark their curiosity and love of making. Imaginations will be stimulated as our makers think of new ways to tinker with materials we see every day making them better, different, or new.  

Check back often! More activities and experiences will be added!