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After Dark

Really Cool Experiences Happen After Dark

Chabot offers many wonderful experiences, many of them After Dark. Whether you are looking for a unique date night experience or a fun place to search for galaxies and nebula, Chabot has something for everyone. 

Bookmark this page to see the things that interest you After Dark.

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  • The 2017 Starlight Gala

    The 2017 Starlight Gala

    Starlight Gala 2017: Transformation

    Don't miss Chabot's annual Gala to support science education.

    How will you Transform for the best Party of the Season?

  • The Party After The Party

    The Party After The Party

    Saturday September 28, 9- midnight

    Starlight Gala Transformation: The Party After The Party
    Join Bay Area community and philanthropic leaders in supporting Chabot's work to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists, engineers, and global thinkers at the Party After the Party.  This is the best Halloween Party in the Bay Area.

    Dress in creative costume.

    Your $50 admission includes dancing at the Center's silent disco, a haunted laboratory, craft beer, late night snacks - all while raising funds for science education.

  • Telescope Viewing

    Telescope Viewing

    Chabot’s giant, historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the Universe. Check out celestial viewing day and night. Our observatory deck offers breathtaking views 1,500 feet above the Bay.

  • $5 First Fridays

    $5 First Fridays

    Every First Friday: 6-10pm
    Admission: $5

    At $5 First Fridays you can join a Night Hike through the redwoods or enjoy various laser and planetarium shows. Admission also includes hands-on activities and live demonstrations throughout the center, as well as any special events that are going on that evening. It's fun for the whole family! 

  • Future Fridays

    Future Fridays

    Friday  November 3, 6 - 7:30pm


  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    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.

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    FREE Member-only viewing. RSVP required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only.
    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!