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  • LEGO Laboratory

    LEGO Laboratory

    Sunday Jan 25 12:00pm
    Sunday Feb 01 12:00pm
    Sunday Feb 08 12:00pm
    Sunday Feb 15 12:00pm
    Sunday Feb 22 12:00pm
    Sunday Mar 08 12:00pm
    Sunday Mar 15 12:00pm
    Sunday Mar 22 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.

    February: Mars Exploration and Robotics
    March: Moon Exploration and Robotics
    April: Stop Motion Movie Making

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday Jan 25 7:00pm
    Sunday Feb 22 7:00pm
    Sunday Mar 22 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 Jan 27 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Feb 07 11:00am
    Tuesday Feb 10 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Feb 14 11:00am
    Tuesday Feb 17 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Feb 21 11:00am
    Tuesday Feb 24 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Mar 07 11:00am

    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.

    • February: Light Fantastic
    • March: Pondering Earth’s Past and Present   
    • April: This Pretty Planet


  • $5 Fridays

    $5 Fridays

    Friday Jan 30 10:00am

    Look out for our discounted days! $5 Fridays are back this fall! On select days, enjoy the entire Center, including planetarium shows, for the price of a lunch value meal.

  • Science Revealed

    Science Revealed

    Saturday Jan 31 1:30pm
    Saturday Feb 14 1:30pm
    Saturday Feb 21 1:30pm
    Saturday Mar 14 1:30pm
    Saturday Mar 21 1:30pm
    Saturday Mar 28 1:30pm
    Saturday Apr 11 1:30pm
    Saturday Apr 18 1:30pm

    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!

  • Cosmic Concerts

    Cosmic Concerts

    Saturday Jan 31 7:30pm

    Music in the Megadome
    $15 / $24 including General Admission

    You don't have to leave our galaxy to see some far-out talent. Chabot's Cosmic Concert series, in partnership with The Octopus Literary Salon, showcases local musicians playing live to the backdrop of the Universe. Fun activities, food and drinks will round out the evening. Come and make a night of it!

    Jan 31: Delmarva and Slouching Stars
    With an improv set by The WoodsPeople: Bernie Jungle and Christina Shonkwiler 

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Feb 14th 5:30pm to 9:00pm

    Supper Club: Challenger Learning Center Love Mission
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Take your sweetheart on a memorable date – dinner under the stars then whisk her/him 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 Challenger Learning Center.  The adventure includes romantic music, hands on assignments, beer and wine, and sweets for your sweet. Arrive on time things are precise in Mission Control!

  • Valentine's Day Love Mission

    Valentine's Day Love Mission

    Saturday Feb 14 9:30pm

    Already have dinner plans elsewhere? Bring you sweetheart up to Chabot for a post-dinner journey thorugh the cosmos. The adventure includes romantic music, hands on assignments, beer and wine, and sweets for your sweet. Take a simulated space mission and role-play in mission control and the space craft.

    Arrive on time; things are precise in Mission Control

  • Center Open!

    Center Open!

    Monday Feb 16 10:00am
    Monday Mar 23 10:00am
    Tuesday Mar 24 10:00am
    Monday Mar 30 10:00am
    Tuesday Mar 31 10:00am
    Sunday Apr 05 10:00am
    Monday Apr 06 10:00am
    Tuesday Apr 07 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.

  • Lecture: Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J.

    Lecture: Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J.

    Friday Feb 20 8:00pm

    Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?
    Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., President, Vatican Observatory Foundation
    This is a series of conversations, set in specific settings, on a half dozen topics coming from the sorts of questions we get asked all the time at the Vatican Observatory- ranging from the Big Bang to the Star of Bethlehem, from Galileo to Extraterrestrials. Neither science nor religion are big books of facts; they are conversations about how we understand those facts. This talk seeks to show that conversation – to show how a life of faith and science is lived.

  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Friday Jan 30 5:00pm
    Friday Feb 20 5:00pm
    Friday Feb 27 5:00pm
    Friday Mar 06 5:00pm
    Friday Mar 27 6:45pm
    Friday Apr 03 6:00pm
    Friday Apr 24 6:30pm

    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.

  • New Volunteer Orientation

    New Volunteer Orientation

    Saturday Feb 21 10am

    Learn what it takes to join the team as a Chabot volunteer! We'll discuss opportunities and commitment while getting to know the Center. We're looking for adult volunteers dedicated to creating fun and interactive science experiences for our visitors. Science or astronomy background is not required, just a healthy sense of adventure and desire to learn and share!

    Please RSVP online at ChabotSpace.org/adult-volunteers

  • Nerd Nite

    Nerd Nite

    Saturday Feb 21 8pm

    Calling all nerds who love fascinating presentations AND alcoholic beverages!  Mark Pauline, founder of Survival Research Laboratories talks about the convergence of art and science to create large-scale performance machines. Before the talks, construct a light-powered LEGO© car, build a Mindstorm Lego Robot, or compete in our Center-wide scavenger hunt. Enjoy a live presentation of Cosmos 360, Inspired by Space, in our planetarium and then view the stars through one of our historic telescopes. 

    Drake’s Brewery beer on sale. 

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday Feb 22 5:30pm

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

  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Saturday Mar 07 7:30pm

    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! Wine, beer and light snacks will be provided.

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Mar 07 6:00pm

    Eat, Play, Love: Molecular Gastronomy
    $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Mix up an evening out with your sweetheart by creating and tasting experimental cuisine. Dine in a romantic laboratory setting and explore molecular gastronomy as you create see-through appetizers, dry ice cocktails, and explosive desserts! Participants will be invited to stay for the 9:15 "Pink Floyd” LaserMania show. 

  • Future Fridays

    Future Fridays

    Friday Mar 20 6:00pm

    Bill Nye
    Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the way it shapes our lives. In his latest book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, Nye explores myriad hot topics including: why race does not really exist; the promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born; takes a stroll through time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth.

  • Kitchen Chemistry

    Kitchen Chemistry

    Tuesday Mar 31 2:00pm
    Wednesday Apr 01 2:00pm
    Thursday Apr 02 2:00pm
    Friday Apr 03 2:00pm

    Guests: $7 (does not include general admission)
    Members: $5
    Explore the microbiology, nanoscience, physics and chemistry of edibles we love. Experience demonstrations and hands-on experiments that involve everyday treats and ingredients.

  • NanoDays 2015

    NanoDays 2015

    Saturday Apr 04 11:00am

    Included with General Admission

    NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science, engineering, and Technology and its potential impact on the future. NanoDays events are organized by partners in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and take place at over 250 science museums, Research centers, and universities across the country.

  • Total Lunar Eclipse

    Total Lunar Eclipse

    Saturday Apr 04 2:00am

    Guests: $12 Members: Free
    Children 2 & Under Free
    The observatory deck opens at 2am for the late night viewing festivities. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. Witness the stellar occurrence from our observation deck and come ready with your questions for our experts.  Bring binoculars, blankets and warm clothes. 

    Please note: Eclipse is not guaranteed and weather permitting for outside viewing

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Apr 11 6:00pm

    Love & the Zodiac:
    A Special Star Stories Presentation

    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    After a candlelit dinner, snuggle up with your sweetie under the stars under for this very special Supper Club! Lay out on our lawn and listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, stories of love from the night sky as seen throughout history and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the cosmos. 

  • Meteor Showers

    Meteor Showers

    Thursday Apr 23 12:00am

    Thursday Apr 23 12:00am

    $5 (Center will be closed during this event)
    Hang out on the hill and watch as the Lyrids Meteor Shower makes it annual trip through our atmosphere and light up the night sky. Our astronomers are on hand to answer questions.