Hours & Directions

MON, TUE: Closed

WED & THU : 10am - 5pm

FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

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Live Shows

Cosmos 360 Original Live Production

Blast off with us weekly in Chabot's original, live planetarium show series, written and produced by our staff Astronomer. An expert guides and entertains you with an engaging tour through stars, planets and galaxies. These live shows reveal the workings of the Universe from new perspectives. A new show launches every three months, so see the new one before it departs at warp speed!

& Saturday Evenings (6:45pm)
For Showtimes & Tickets,
please visit our calendar and choose your date


  • The Home Galaxy (June 27 - September 20)
    It’s been called a river in the sky, a Tree of Life, a celestial spine, and even a spray of mother’s milk, but since Galileo made the telescopic discovery that it is made of countless hosts of stars and mysterious, dark, brooding clouds, we have come to know the Milky Way as our galactic home among the cosmos. Take a road trip with us down Via Lactea, the Milky Way, from its sprawling spiral arms to the ultimate heart of darkness, the supermassive black hole that resides at its center.


  • Fall 2014: When Things Collide
    Debuts September 26

    Movies, mythology, and popular culture paint many pictures of the ways that our world might end. How does science shed light on world-ending planetary disruptions past and future? We'll fly to celestial sites of devastation and disaster, exploring how these events shape our Universe, and could even threaten life on Earth.

Science Revealed!

Pop! Bang! Ping! Boom! Whoa! That's the sound of live science demos in our theater. Enjoy a 30-minute audience interactive show with aweing demonstrations that showcase the wonders of science. Visitors experience the lessons as we explore scientific theory. It's not magic, it's science... live!


  • ExploSCIve!
    October 4, 11, 18 & 25 (2:15 - 2:45pm)