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WED & THU : 10am - 5pm

FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

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Featured Event

Saturdays from 11am to 12pm

Tyke Explorers Open Labs

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Tyke Explorers Open Labs
  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Friday May 01 7:15pm
    Friday May 22 7:45pm
    Friday May 29 7:15pm
    Friday Jun 19 8:00pm
    Wednesday Jun 24 8:00pm
    Friday Jun 26 6:45pm

    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.

  • Art or Science

    Art or Science

    Saturday Apr 25th, Opening Event: 8 - 10pm

    Join us as we change the landscape of Chabot with two new unearthly, visionary sculptures by local artists Ryon Gesink and Orion Fredericks. We’ll explore the interplay between art and science with local artists, dance to the eclectic sounds of musician Michael Chiaravelotti, and learn what inspired Ryon and Orion to make their fantastical creations. Beer and wine will be for sale.

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday May 17 8:00pm
    Sunday Jun 21 8:00pm
    Sunday Jul 19 8:00pm

    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!

  • Galaxy Explorers Open House

    Galaxy Explorers Open House

    Sunday Apr 26th, Open House: 11am - 4pm

    We’re showcasing everything Chabot's teen volunteer program is all about! Come see our hands on science demonstrations as well as the special interest teams and the projects they have completed this school year.

    The Galaxy Explorers Teen Volunteers and Interns are a group of high school students from around the Bay Area that spend their time educating the public about space, earth, and environmental sciences. The goal is for high school students to educate and excite their communities about science while developing leadership abilities, public speaking skills and their own interest in space, earth, and environmental sciences.

    Galaxy Explorers preform science demonstrations and experiments to the public around the science center every weekend. The teen volunteers also preform science demonstrations with our traveling science program at local schools, science fairs, libraries, and corporate and private events at companies such as Google and Lockheed Martin.

  • LEGO Laboratory

    LEGO Laboratory

    Sunday May 03 12:00pm
    Sunday May 10 12:00pm
    Sunday May 17 12:00pm
    Sunday May 24 12:00pm
    Sunday May 31 12:00pm
    Sunday Jun 07 12:00pm
    Sunday Jun 14 12:00pm
    Sunday Jun 21 12:00pm

    Members: $5
    Guests: $7 (does not include general admission)
    Think, build, test, destroy... do it all over again and again! We're hosting open LEGO Laboratories every Sunday with an engineering challenge focus. Challenges vary each week and include solar car building and racing, creating green machines that impact our environment, robots that perform based on your programming, and bridge building with seismic testing. Builders of all ages and skills are welcome. Active parent participation is required for youth under 10 years.

    April: Stop Motion Movie Making
    May:Building Challenges
    June: Civil Engineering Month
    July: Summer Movie Blockbuster Creations

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday Jun 21 5:30pm

    Apr 26 (Apollo 13)
    June 21 (Land before Time)

    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 Apr 28 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Tuesday May 12 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday May 16 2:00pm
    Tuesday May 19 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Tuesday May 26 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jun 09 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jun 16 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Jun 20 2:00pm

    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.

    • April: This Pretty Planet   
    • May: Animal Babies


  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Saturday May 02 7:00pm
    Saturday Jun 06 7:00pm
    Friday Jul 03 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.

  • Mars Mini Missions

    Mars Mini Missions

    Saturday May 02 1:30pm, 3:00pm
    Saturday Jun 06 1:30pm, 3:00pm
    Friday Jul 03 1:30pm, 3:00pm

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

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    Saturday May 02 3:00pm
    Saturday May 16 3:00pm
    Saturday Jul 04 3:00pm

    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.

  • Garden Party

    Garden Party

    Saturday, May 2 (11am - 3pm)
    Included with General Admission

    We are all interested in a sustainable future, but it can be challenging to sort through the buzzwords and adopt environmental practices in our daily life. We’ll help you make sense of it all as you engage your green thumb and expand your knowledge about composting, vermiculite, drought resistant plants, and more. Meet local farmers, take a tour of our gardens, and start a seedling to bring home!

    Featuring City Slicker Farms, Pollinate Farm and Garden, and the Urban Farmer Store.

    Buy Tickets >>

  • Science Revealed

    Science Revealed

    Sunday May 03 3:00pm
    Saturday May 23 3:00pm
    Sunday Jun 07 3:00pm
    Friday Jun 19 3:00pm
    Saturday Jun 27 3:00pm
    Friday Jul 24 3:00pm
    Saturday Jul 25 3:00pm

    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!

  • Meteor Shower

    Meteor Shower

    Wednesday May 06 12:00am

    May 6: Hang out on the hill and watch the Eta Aquarids meteor shower make its annual trip through the atmosphere and light up the night sky.  Visibility will be obscured by a nearly full moon, but our experts will be on hand to help you catch the brightest meteors. 

    When: This is a late night event 12am-3am
    Where: Observation Deck (located at the rear of the Museum)
    Price: Free (Center will be closed at this time)

    *Visibility is subject to weather conditions.

  • Dog Hike: A Maddie's Fund Adoption Event

    Dog Hike: A Maddie's Fund Adoption Event

    Sunday May 03 12:00pm

    Hike through the redwoods with your pup on a daytime 2-3 mile hike.  Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry! Arrive early to meet and connect with adoptable dogs from Maddie’s Fund that will be able to join you on the hike.  Coffee and pastries will be available from 11-12pm. 
    Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days has supported the adoptions of more than 30,000 homeless dogs and cats since the program's inception in 2010. For each pet adopted, Maddie's Fund® gives participating shelters from $500 to $2,000 to cover the true costs of those adoptions. This funding enables the shelters and rescue groups to save and treat more animals throughout the year.

  • Future Fridays

    Future Fridays

    Friday May 8th 6:00-7:30pm

    Ed Finn: How to Build a Dream Machine
    We can’t imagine a future if we don’t have the words to describe it. The first building blocks of any new world are stories and ideas. This was the inspiration for Project Hieroglyph, an experiment in bringing scientists, engineers and science fiction writers together to dream up astounding, technically feasible visions of the near future. Using Hieroglyph as a launching point, this talk will explore the relationship between science fiction and science and the vital role of imagination in getting big stuff done.

  • Summer in Space Movie Series

    Summer in Space Movie Series

    Grab some popcorn and join us in our outdoor amphitheater as we celebrate classic science fiction films from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Inspired by comic books, these family-friendly films sparked the world’s interest in interstellar travel, aliens and otherworldly terrains.

    May: The Phantom Planet
    June: Radar Men from the Moon
    Jul: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday May 23 6:00pm

    Romance and the Redwoods
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Wine and dine your date in our love laboratory! Enjoy a cozy catered dinner in our working chemistry lab and ignite a spark with that special someone. After dinner, let our trail guide lead the way for a romantic 1-2 mile sunset walk through the redwoods as you learn about the native species that surround Chabot.

  • Center Open!

    Center Open!

    Monday May 25 10:00am

    The center will be Open to the public for holiday hours! Please check the link here for specific information and to purchase tickets.

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Jun 13th 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Supper Club: Love and Libations
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Wine and dine your date in our love laboratory! We’ll start the evening with Chabot’s signature color-changing cocktail and make our way through different wines and beers perfectly paired for each coarse. Learn the science behind the creation of beer and wine and how to enhance your dining experience.

  • $5 Fridays After 5pm

    $5 Fridays After 5pm

    Friday Jul 24 5:00pm

    Friday Jun 19 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    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.

  • Summer Solstice Celebration

    Summer Solstice Celebration

    Saturday, June 20 (6pm - 8pm)
    Program: $15

    Enjoy the long warm day as we commemorate the Solstice with an outdoor summer soiree. Play classic lawn games, kick up your heels to live music, and indulge in sweet treats at this fun event for the whole family. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Saturday Jun 27 9:00pm
    Saturday Jul 11 9:00pm
    Saturday Jul 25 9:00pm

    Tickets: $15 (children 2 years & under free)
    Does not include General Admission

    This summer, lay on the grass 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.

    Please note: Weather permitting for outside viewing. If night sky conditions are or become poor for viewing the program will take place inside one of our historic telescope domes. Please check our weather station for more day-of details or call us at (510) 336-7373 for more information. Don't forget to bring your blankets!

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Jul 11 6:00pm

    Supper Club: Explosive Experiments
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Test your love chemistry at this explosive Supper Club! Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with your sweetheart in our in science laboratory, then become a part of fun! Couples will find that sparks will fly as you participate in exploding experiments led by our resident scientist.

  • Sounds to Space: A Concert with Composing Together

    Sounds to Space: A Concert with Composing Together

    Enjoy a free concert as Chabot partners with Composing Together and noted professional astronomers, including Jon Jenkins of SETI, to consider what music might be like on other planets. Scientists have already found more than 1500 planets outside our solar system. Each one has its own possibilities for life and music. Our audiences first hear original "earthly” works by our composers, then they learn about other possible life, and finally the students collaborate with the composers to create a "grand finale” to finish the concert.

  • Dog Days Preview and Maddie’s Fund Adoption Event

    Dog Days Preview and Maddie’s Fund Adoption Event

    Can’t wait for Chabot’s annual Dog Days of Summer Event? Get a sneak peek at what we have in store this August with a special preview sponsored by Maddie’s Fund. Make a connection with Maddie’s Fund’s adorable adoptable dogs and meet with nutritionists and trainers who will help you give your pup the best care.