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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!

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


Now Showing


Cosmic Dance (December 26 - March 14)
Got restless feet? You’re in good company: the Sun, Moon, planets and stars also have those ants in their pants and can’t keep their feet from moving to the beat of their ageless cosmic dance. Two-step, tango, break dance, and dosey-doe your way across the solar system in this live immersive show! We’ll cover a few basics of the dance of the planets, whose motions across the sky puzzled and bewildered Earthly onlookers for millennia.


UPCOMING SHOWS


  • Spring 2015: Inspired By Space
    Debuts March 20

    Astronomy discoveries and art often go hand in hand. See through the eyes of pioneers in space exploration: astronomers who've dared to draw what they saw. We'll take a look at how art inspires future scientific discovery, and how scientific discovery inspires art. With an expert guide and cutting-edge astronomical visuals, the Cosmos 360 series reveals the workings of the Universe from new perspectives.

  • Summer 2015: A Tale of Many Moons
    Debuts June 26

    Starting this June, let us fly you to the Moon – and maybe two or three others. The moons of the Solar System are richly diverse: as fantastic and far-flung as the planets they circle. We’ll take you on a journey to some of the most mysterious, beautiful, and awe-inspiring moons our robotic spacecraft have yet revealed. With an expert guide and cutting-edge astronomical visuals, the Cosmos 360 series reveals the workings of the Universe from new perspectives. A new live presentation debuts in our digital-dome planetarium every three months.

  • Fall 2015: TBD
    Debuts September 25


Science Revealed!

Do you like watching things go "BOOM"? Have you been mesmerized by the dancing flame of a campfire or fireplace? What is Fire? Why do things explode? Find out as we demonstrate the reactions which cause flame to burn and create explosions. This show is perfectly safe, but some small children may be frightened by the sudden booms or bright flames.



NOW SHOWING: ExploSCIve!

  • January 10, 24 & 31 (1:30pm)
  • January 30 (11am & 12pm)