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SUN : 10am - 5pm

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Drop in Labs for Summer Scientists

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Summer Sessions
  • LEGO Laboratory

    LEGO Laboratory

    Tuesday Aug 04 12:00pm
    Sunday Aug 09 12:00pm
    Sunday Aug 16 12:00pm
    Sunday Aug 23 12:00pm
    Sunday Aug 30 12:00pm
    Sunday Sep 06 12:00pm
    Sunday Sep 13 12:00pm
    Sunday Sep 27 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.

    July: Summer Movie Blockbuster Creations
    August: Bio Building
    September: Moon Adventures
    October: Halloween Click or Treat! Stop-Motion Movie Making and Edible Legos

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday Aug 23 7:30pm
    Sunday Sep 20 7:30pm
    Sunday Oct 18 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!

  • Tyke Explorers

    Tyke Explorers

    Tuesday Sep 08 1:00pm
    Tuesday Sep 15 1:00pm
    Tuesday Sep 29 1:00pm
    Tuesday Oct 06 1:00pm
    Tuesday Oct 20 1:00pm
    Tuesday Oct 27 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.

    July: Down by the Bay
    September: Solar System Science
    October: Kitchen Chemistry


  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Friday Aug 21 7:15pm
    Friday Aug 28 6:15pm
    Friday Sep 11 6:00pm
    Friday Sep 18 6:45pm
    Friday Oct 16 6:00pm
    Friday Oct 23 6:00pm

    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.

  • Science Revealed

    Science Revealed

    Saturday Sep 05 1:00pm
    Saturday Oct 03 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!

  • 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.

    Jul: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Saturday Aug 29 8:30pm
    Saturday Sep 05 8:30pm
    Saturday Sep 19 8:30pm

    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!

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    Sunday Sep 20 10:00am
    Monday Sep 21 10:00am
    Tuesday Sep 22 10:00am
    Wednesday Sep 23 10:00am
    Thursday Sep 24 10:00am
    Friday Sep 25 10:00am
    Saturday Sep 26 10:00am

    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.

  • Building with Biology

    Building with Biology

    Sunday Aug 15 11:00am to 4:00pm

    Free With General Admission (Purchase Admission tickets by clicking BUY TICKETS)

    Science fiction meets reality during this day of hands-on activities and presentations about the emerging genetic engineering field of synthetic biology. This event will feature many interactive sessions and opportunities to speak with scientists who are working in this exciting and evolving new field. 

  • UNIVERSE 2015

    UNIVERSE 2015

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

    Free With General Admission (Purchase Admission tickets by clicking BUY TICKETS)

    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.

  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Saturday Sep 05 7:00pm
    Saturday Oct 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.

    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 Sep 05 2:30pm
    Saturday Oct 03 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)

  • Summer August Game Night

    Summer August Game Night

    Friday Aug 07 8:30pm
    Friday Aug 14 8:30pm
    Friday Aug 21 8:30pm
    Friday Aug 28 8:30pm

    Join us Friday evenings in August for Chabot Game Nights! We’ll have many of your favorite board and strategy games available, or bring your own to play.
    Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

    Members: $7
    Guests: $10 (does not include general admission). Purchase a combo (Game Night and General Admission) and save by clicking HERE!


  • Dog-Friendly Hike

    Dog-Friendly Hike

    You and your dog will stroll through the beautiful redwoods on an easy 2-3 mile hike. Learn about the local flora and fauna and spend some time with your furry friend as you enjoy local trails and meet other dog owners. Admission to the center (including the Dog Days of Summer activities) must be purchased separately.

    Please note, all waiver forms must be signed if you plan on bringing your dog on the hike. Forms will be available to sign before the hike. Also, our planetarium and observatory deck are "dog-free" areas during these hours. If you plan to see shows, we advise you not to bring your dog to the Center. Dogs will not be permitted to be left in cars.

  • Dog Days of Summer

    Dog Days of Summer

    Saturday, August 8 (11am - 4:30pm)

    Free With General Admission
    Dogs Welcome!!

    Dogs are performing feats of amazing science every day! Join us in celebrating our furry best friends and their people at our 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Festival and delight in and explore the science around the things that dogs do and love; from training, sleeping, and exercise, to play and nutrition. Be inspired with demonstrations from the Canine Circus School and Bernese Mountain dog drafting, plus a doggie spa, pet portraits, fashion show, raffles and much more! Get ready for a day of doggone fun!

    Planning on bringing your pooch?  Please note, all waiver forms must be signed?before your dog can join the fun!

  • Perseids Meteor Shower

    Perseids Meteor Shower

    Thursday Aug 13 12:00am

    When: This is a late night event 12am-3am
    Where: Observation Deck (located at the rear of the Museum)
    Price: $8 (Center will be closed at this time)

    Join us for one the best annual astronomical events of the year. The Perseids Meteor Shower will make its annual trip through our atmosphere and light up the night sky. Our astronomy experts will be on hand to answer your questions and help you catch a glimpse of the brightest meteors in the night sky.

    *Visibility is subject to weather conditions.

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Aug 15th 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Supper Club: Molecular Gastronomy
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Mix-up an evening out with your sweetheart by creating and tasting experimental cuisine.  You will create see-through appetizers, dry ice cocktails, and explosive desserts while dining in a romantic old-school laboratory and exploring molecular gastronomy.  Participants will be invited to stay for the 9:15pm Pink Floyd ElectroLaze show.

  • ¡Descubra!


    Saturday Aug 22 11:00am

    Chabot, in partnership with the Smithsonian Latino Center, presents ¡Descubra!, a fun-filled day for the whole family to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in new and engaging ways. ¡Descubra! showcases Lationo experts and role models in STEM fields so youth can learn about career paths and different areas of interest. These sessions include interactive presentations, hands-on activities, and design, build, and test workshops that develop science skills in youth. 

    Help us expand our multilingual library and receive $2 off admission* when you bring Spanish language book appropriate for children 1-5 years old. 
    *discount limited to 1 person.

  • Spectacular Seniors Day

    Spectacular Seniors Day

    Wednesday Sep 9 11:00am to 4:00pm

    Free With General Admission (Purchase Admission tickets by clicking BUY TICKETS)

    Explore the mysteries of the universe with hands-on demonstrations, a guided exhibit exploration that includes a tour of our authentic Soyuz Capsule, and a very special live presentation planetarium show that will take you on an imaginative journey deep into the cosmos. Enjoy music from classic harpist, Adele Stinson, from 11-1pm as you lunch at our Bean Sprouts Cafe. Then head out to our Observatory deck to see our historic telescopes and observe the Sun during the daytime.

    • Advanced registration is required for group rates by completing this Group Visit Request Form.
    • To reserve a boxed lunch for $10 that includes a sandwich, soup and coffee or tea, contact the Bean Sprouts Cafe at (510) 336-7451.
    • For questions, please contact the box office at (510) 336-7373. Weather permitting for daytime viewing

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday Aug 23 5:30pm
    Sunday Oct 18 5:30pm

    August 23 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (This event is sold out)
    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.

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Sep 12 6:00pm

    Love Mission
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Take your sweetheart one of the most memorable dates ever. It starts with dinner under the stars before you are whisked away on a simulated space mission to the Red Planet! Adventure awaits as you work on an exclusive team with other couples to rescue the space transport capsule from calamity. You and your date will be transported to a world of space travel inside Chabot Space & Science Center’s exclusive and interactive onsite mission control and space craft simulator. The adventure includes, romantic music, beer and wine, and sweets for your sweet. Arrive on time, as the agenda is tight in Mission Control!

  • Galaxy Explorers Information Session

    Galaxy Explorers Information Session

    Saturday Sep 12 1:00pm
    Saturday Sep 19 1:00pm

    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.

  • The Starlight Gala

    The Starlight Gala

    Saturday September 26, 6-10

    A Startling Evening of Mad Science
    Join Bay Area business, community, and philanthropic leaders in supporting Chabot’s work to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists, engineers, and global thinkers.

    This evening will include a reception featuring a mad scientist mixologist creating concoctions that will stimulate your neurons. Grace Street Catering will prepare an out-of-this world dinner carefully paired with wine to delight your taste buds, followed by a live auction. Weather permitting, we will end the night with an exclusive telescope viewing on our Observatory Deck.

  • 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.

  • New Volunteer Orientation

    New Volunteer Orientation

    Saturday Oct 24 10:00am

    Saturday Oct 24 10:00am

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

  • Sinister Soiree: Fire and Frights

    Sinister Soiree: Fire and Frights

    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!

  • Halloween Party

    Halloween Party

    Sunday Oct 25 11:00am

    Saturday Oct 24 11:00am to 4:00pm

    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. 

  • 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.