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Chabot Space & Science Center is a member of the Association of Children’s Museums and we have several levels that open the door to additional benefits! Learn more about our Earth Orbiter and Upper Level memberships and join or upgrade today to receive special reciprocal admission at over 160 museums nationwide, including local attractions..


Give the gift of a Chabot membership!

Children's Fairyland Discount!

Two of Oaklands most outstanding family-friendly venues have joined forces to offer its members a brand-new benefit! Starting Friday, October 18, 2013 Children's Fairyland and Chabot will begin offering discounted reciprocal admission to its thousands of member families. What does that mean? If you're a Fairyland member, show your membership card at Chabot to get $1 OFF ADMISSION for up to five people in your party! If you're a member at Chabot, present your membership card at Fairyland for the same discount. So be sure to have those membership cards on hand and it'll be that much easier for your family to enjoy all of the fantastic features of both locations!

Children's Fairyland is America's first storybook theme park, located on the shores of Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland. With fantastical attractions, gentle rides and animals, and family-focused entertainment, it's the premier low-tech, high-touch outdoor playground for young children to create, imagine, play, and learn.

Telescope Viewings

Telescope Viewing.
FREE Member Admission;RSVP Required.

Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay 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!

First Glance Telescope Viewing for Members Only!

Feb 5

Mar 12

Apr 2

May 7


June 4

July 2

August 27

September 24

October 22

November 26

December 10

Members Only

Watch your Explore! Member Insights e-newsletter for special upcoming Member-Only Events!

Why Membership?

You can be a part of inspiring the next generation of scientists and leaders right here in the Bay Area - all while enjoying the added privileges of a membership that takes you beyond our galaxy.


All memberships include free full-dome digital planetarium shows, free access to the Center all year, special events, early bird registration opportunities, discounts and more! Plus, members receive free or discounted admission to over 250 science centers and museums world-wide with the ASTC Member Passport.

A Chabot membership pays for itself in as little as two visits, and the benefits last all year long. Not to mention that your contribution supports educational and public programs developing tomorrow’s scientists, astronomers and leaders.

What our members have to say

"Great investment! We have access to giant telescopes, theaters, nature hikes, exhibits, this beautiful space, all year long. There's always something new happening. Best of all, my kids' imagination and curiosity has been sparked. How do you put a price on that? Thank you, Chabot. Truly."
-The Juarez Family, Family Plus Members

"Chabot is the coolest place on Earth!”
-Jason, 8 yr. old Member

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