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  • Galaxy Explorers Information Session

    Galaxy Explorers Information Session

    Saturday Sept 19th 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.

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    Saturday Oct 10 4:00pm

    Observatory Deck will still be open for public viewing from 7:30-10:30pm on September 26th. 

    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.

  • UNIVERSE 2015

    UNIVERSE 2015

    Saturday Oct 10 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Free With General Admission
    Purchase General Admission Tickets HERE

    Spend the day exploring the cosmos and learning about planets, dwarf planets, and exoplanets from world renowned experts. Delve deeper into all aspects of astronomy through our interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, telescopes, hands-on activities and a special astrophotography exhibit.

    Presented by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in partnership with Chabot Space and Science Center.

    Download a PDF listing of all Universe 2015 events: PDF
    For more info visit astrosociety.org

  • Future Fridays

    Future Fridays

    Friday Oct 16th 6:00-7:30pm

    Carleen Cullen: Warming the Bench
    Climate science tells us that our climate is changing. The question is, why aren�t we? Research shows that more than half of all Americans believe in anthropogenic climate change yet energy consumption remains high and introducing sustainable solutions has been limited. Every good coach knows that the players on the bench need to be ready too-we need to warm the bench and get civil scientists into the game. In this talk, Cullen looks at commercial and behavioral science approaches, highlighting opportunities to engage the American public in their personal actions reducing energy usage, building green markets, and shifting legislative thinking.

  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Friday Oct 16 6:00pm
    Friday Oct 23 6:00pm
    Friday Nov 13 4:45pm
    Friday Nov 20 4:30pm
    Friday Dec 18 4:30pm
    Wednesday Dec 30 4:30pm

    Tickets: $14 (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.

  • Sinister Soiree: Fire and Frights

    Sinister Soiree: Fire and Frights

    Saturday Oct 17

    Let your inner ghoul fly among the flames as we light up the night and illuminate the mysterious and supernatural! Watch and participate in a smoldering Live Science show, meet local artists who play with fire, win prizes in our raffle and share your spookiest story. Drinks will be for sale; come in costume and get your first drink free!

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday Oct 18 7:00pm
    Sunday Nov 15 7:00pm
    Sunday Dec 20 7:00pm

    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 Oct 18 5:30pm
    Sunday Dec 20 5:30pm

    October 18 - Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

    FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only,
    so call (510) 336-7392 for tickets today.

  • Tyke Explorers

    Tyke Explorers

    Tuesday Oct 20 1:00pm
    Tuesday Oct 27 1:00pm
    Tuesday Nov 03 1:00pm
    Tuesday Nov 10 1:00pm
    Tuesday Nov 17 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jan 05 1:00pm

    For Ages 3 - 5 years
    Expand your preschooler's universe by enrolling in our Tyke Explorers Program. Kids get to bring a special grown-up to share in the excitement of science and space. Classes are a combination of instructor-led lessons and self-guided, hands-on experimentation and exploration.

    September: Solar System Science
    October: Kitchen Chemistry


  • Halloween Party

    Halloween Party

    Saturday Oct 24 11:00am

    Included with General Admission

    It's Trick or treat at Chabot. Dress as your favorite extraterrestrial or character and receive a treat! Drink some spooky punch and participate in hands-on sinister science activities. Enjoy guest appearances by special costumed friends. There will be Discovery Lab activities for tots with costumes, spooky read-a-longs and much more.

  • New Volunteer Orientation

    New Volunteer Orientation

    Saturday Oct 24 10:00am

    To learn more about Chabot and its fun volunteer opportunities, please attend this informational session.

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Friday Oct 30 7:00pm

    Black Magic
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Here's a unique way to celebrate Halloween with your sweetie: Wine, dine, and wonder! Enjoy a catered dinner in our classic spooky chemistry lab while experiencing the mystery and excitement of magic with magician Dennis Kyriakos, who entertains up-close and personal between courses. Dennis skillfully presents high-caliber magic and mind-reading guaranteed to amaze and delight, and who knows, you may even learn a secret or two.

  • $5 Fridays After 5pm

    $5 Fridays After 5pm

    Friday Jul 24 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Start your weekend early and spend your Friday night at Chabot! Explore our hands-on exhibits, take a planetarium show and gaze through the telescopes with our experts.

  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Saturday Nov 07 7:00pm
    Saturday Dec 05 7:00pm
    Saturday Jan 02 7:00pm

    Adult Missions in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Flyers must be 21+
    Tickets: $30 (does not include general admission)
    Just like our public missions for families, but this one is strictly for adult flyers. Bring your friends and join an intrepid team to land on the red planet, construct a probe to send to one of the moons of Mars and save your crew from calamity. Grab your flight suit, strap on a helmet and experience the thrill and excitement of a NASA simulated space mission to Mars! Beer (provided by Federation Brewery), wine and light snacks will be provided.

    Spooky Halloween Lost In Space Mission: (Saturday Oct 3 7:00pm) Purchase tickets HERE

    (Minimum of 14 participants required per mission)

  • Mars Mini Missions

    Mars Mini Missions

    Saturday Nov 07 2:30pm
    Saturday Dec 05 2:30pm
    Saturday Jan 02 2:30pm

    Public Missions in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Tickets: $12 (does not include general admission)
    Wonder what it's 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. This adventure is recommended for space travelers ages 10 years to adult (younger children may participate when teamed with an adult)

  • Science Revealed

    Science Revealed

    Saturday Nov 07 1:00pm
    Friday Nov 27 12:30pm, 3:00pm
    Saturday Dec 05 1:00pm
    Saturday Dec 12 1:00pm
    Saturday Dec 19 1:00pm
    Saturday Jan 02 1:00pm

    Workshop: $5 Adult | $3 Child | Children 2 & Under Free
    Be dazzled with exciting demonstrations led by one of Chabot's dynamic science educators. Sudden appearances? Booms and bangs? Miraculous transformations? Enjoy a live and immersive presentation experience as you gain a deeper understanding for the way our world works. No, it's not a magic show - it's science!