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SUN : 10am - 5pm

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  • Galaxy Explorers & Champions of Science Open House

    Galaxy Explorers & Champions of Science Open House

    Sunday Apr 23, 11am - 4pm

    Our incredible Galaxy Explorer teen volunteers are learning and teaching science all year long.  Join us for a showcase of this year's accomplishments from teen led science demonstrations to planetarium shows.  

    ALSO! Come celebrate Chabot's new Redwoods Hip Hop Mural, created by our Champions of Science after school program in collaboration with Hip Hop 4 Change muralist, DJ Agana, and Save the Redwoods League.

  • Sci-fi Quiz Night

    Sci-fi Quiz Night

    Saturday Apr 30, 7-10pm

    Grab your friends, create a silly team name and demonstrate your nerd knowledge at this fun trivia night in a unique setting.  Our master of quizzes will test your knowledge of sci-fi, science, comics, movies and more! Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the evening.  

    This event is for ages 21 and over.  Beer and wine will be available for sale during the event.

  • Transit of Mercury Viewing

    Transit of Mercury Viewing

    Monday, May 9th, 7:30am-11:30am

    On Monday, May 9th Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2006. The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. There are approximately 13 transits of Mercury each century! Join us at the Chabot Observatory Deck on Monday, May 9th from 7:30am-11:30am to view this rare occurrence from our telescope, Leah. Our staff astronomers will be here to guide this exciting experience as we watch the transit all the way to its conclusion. 

    Weather Permitting. $5. Coffee and pastries will be for sale.

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    Saturday May 14 10:00pm
    Saturday May 21 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.

  • Future Fridays

    Future Fridays

    May 6, 6-7:30pm
    Scott Hutchins- Novel Science: The Making of A Working Theory of Love

    Science and art are often framed as opposites, if not enemies, but in this talk Bay Area author Scott Hutchins will discuss how Artificial Intelligence inspired, complicated, and deepened his breakout debut novel, A Working Theory of Love. Hutchins will read from his work, discuss chatbots, and delve into his comical experience as a judge for the world's only annual Turing Test.

  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Saturday May 7 7-9pm

    Missions in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Flyers must be 21+
    Tickets: $30 (does not include general admission)
    Nothing says date night like a trip to the red planet! Whether a first date or your long time sweetie, you and your date will be transported to a world of space travel inside Chabot’s interactive mission control and space craft simulator. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to land safely on the planet Mars and launch a probe to one of Mars' two moons. Beer, wine and light snacks will be provided, but arrive on time as the agenda is tight in Mission Control!

    (Minimum of 14 participants required per mission)

  • Mars Mini Missions

    Mars Mini Missions

    Saturday May 07 2:30pm

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

    What is it 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)

  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Friday May 13 7:15pm
    Friday May 20 6:45pm
    Friday Jun 10 8:00pm
    Friday Jun 17 8:00pm
    Friday Jul 08 8:00pm
    Friday Jul 15 6:45pm

    Tickets: $15 (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.

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday May 15 8:00pm
    Sunday Jun 12 8:00pm
    Sunday Jul 10 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!

  • Space Day

    Space Day

    Saturday, June 11th, 11-4pm
    Price: Free with Admission
    Participate in the excitement and fascination of space! Hands on activities, a kid’s space themed variety show and more, throughout the center!

  • Supper Club: Night Under the Stars

    Supper Club: Night Under the Stars

    Saturday, June 4th, 7-10pm
    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. 

    *In the case of poor visibility, this event will take place in our Megadome theater with a projection of the stars. 

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday Jun 12 5:30pm

    FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only.

    In this fantasy, directed by The Muppets creator, Jim Henson, tells the tale of a selfish 16 yr old girl who is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King! Starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connolly.