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Parents

A Lifetime of Memories

Chabot is committed to helping parents inspire and educate their kids to become the next generation of science leaders, innovators and dreamers.

We offer many fun family activities that help accomplish this goal as well as have fun together and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Spend the night in the museum, become a member, marvel at the large Moon Rock on display, go on a mission together in our Challenger Learning Center® and look at galaxies far far away. Don't forget to pick up some Astronaut ice cream in our Starry Nights Gift Shop before you return home.

The list below is just some of the things you will find especially for PARENTS at Chabot.

Bookmark this page to find out about all the exciting things that we have just for Parents.


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  • Dog Days of Summer

    Dog Days of Summer

    Saturday, August 9 (11am - 4:30pm)
    included 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 Dog Days of Summer Festival. Delight and explore the science around the things that dogs do and love; from training, sleeping, and exercise, to play and nutrition. Be inspired with demos and activities that include keynote speaker Rich Avanzino - Maddie’s Fund President, demos from the United States Coast Guard, and Canine Circus, plus a doggie spa, pet portraits, fashion show, raffles and much more! Get ready for a day of doggone fun!

  • Tyke Explorers

    Tyke Explorers

    Tuesday, July 22
    (10am, 1pm or 3pm)

    For Ages 3 - 5 years

    Solids, Liquids & Gases, Oh My!
    Explore the differences between solids, liquids, and gases this month as you pour, mix, smash, and blow.

  • LEGO Solar Car Lab

    LEGO Solar Car Lab

    July 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27 (1pm & 3pm)
    Workshop: $5

    Enjoy engineering? Like building with Legos®? This is the lab for you! Design and build a solar car model to meet various challenges including speed, weight and original innovation. This type of Lego building is far from child's play!

  • Science Revealed: CurioSCIties

    Science Revealed: CurioSCIties

    July 25 & 26 (12:30pm & 2:30pm)
    Workshop: $5
    (Recommended for audiences 8+, though all are welcome!)

    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. Led by science instructor Carlin, visitors experience the lessons as we explore scientific theory. It's not magic, it's science... live!

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Saturday, July 26 (9pm - 10:30pm)
    Tickets: $14 (children 2 & under free)
    Does not include General Admission

    Continuing our summer tradition, come lay on the grass and look up at the stars! Bring your sleeping bags and blankets and listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, share stories of the night sky as seen throughout history, and look for clues to help orient you to the night's sky.

    Space is limited. Call (510) 336-7373 today
    to reserve your spot on the hill.

  • Wind Turbine Lab

    Wind Turbine Lab

    July 30 & 31 (1pm & 3pm)
    August 1, 2 & 3 (1pm & 3pm)
    Workshop: $5

    Engineer and test wind turbines for maximum electrical output! Participants compete against each other to design the most efficient turbine. Our instructors arm you with basic principles about the technology as teams embark on an inquiry and design adventure. Measure the energy output of your models with voltage meters and of course we want it to look good, so style matters! Data is entered onto an active leaderboard, can you lead the pack?

  • Mars Mini Mission

    Mars Mini Mission

    Thursday, July 31 (1pm & 2:30pm)
    Guests: $12 + General Admission
    Members: $12

    Put your skills to the test by joining a crew on a simulated Mission to Mars in the Challenger Learning Center®. Build a probe and launch it to one of the moons of Mars, Deimos or Phobos. Design a life support system that can sustain your crew. Operate robotic arms to analyze hazardous chemicals, damaged meteoroid shields and more!

  • Daytime Redwood Hikes

    Daytime Redwood Hikes

    Thursday, July 31 (2pm)
    Hike: $5

    Join us on a hike through the coastal redwood forest, a unique opportunity to experience these majestic wonders right next to the urban East Bay. Learn about the life cycle of the tallest trees on Earth and the plants and animals that live among them. We'll take a short hike up to the highest point in the park, and experience some of the native and exotic plants that make up this unique California ecosystem.

  • Science Revealed: CurioSCIties

    Science Revealed: CurioSCIties

    August 2, 9, 16, 23, 29* & 30 (1pm & 3:30pm)
    School Group Only: August 29 (1pm & 3:30pm)
    Workshop: $5 Adult / $2 Child / Children 12 & Under Free
    (Recommended for audiences 8+, though all are welcome!)
    *school group only

    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. Led by science instructor Carlin, visitors experience the lessons as we explore scientific theory. It's not magic, it's science... live!

  • UnEathed Celebrated

    UnEathed Celebrated

    Saturday, August 2 & Sunday, August 3 (11am - 4pm)
    Included with General Admission

    Join us in a fun-filled celebration of the mysterious objects we've UnEarthed from the bowels of Chabot’s exhibit storage. Explore the smells of the Universe when you're greeted by the giant Smelloscope and scream a message across the cosmos in the Scream Booth. Then learn about the challenges of space travel on the Graphic Bridge to Somewhere and decipher some of the strange not-so-old technology that appeared on the Transporter Pad. Hands-on activities and family exploration will take you on a path of discovery that will leave you questioning...

  • Public Mission

    Public Mission

    in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Saturday, August 2
    (1pm & 3pm)
    Guests: $12 + General Admission
    Members: $12

    Ever 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. 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).

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Saturdays, August 2 & 23 (9pm - 10:30pm)
    Tickets: $14 (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 listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, share stories of the night sky as seen throughout history, and identify planets and stars that help orient you to the night sky.

    Space is limited. Call (510) 336-7373 today
    to reserve your spot on the hill.

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Member Telescope Viewing
    Sunday, August 3
    (7:30pm - 10:30pm)
    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

    Tuesdays: Aug 5 | Aug 12 | Aug 19 (10am, 1pm or 3pm)
    Saturday, August 16: (11am & 2pm)
    For Ages 3 - 5 years

    All About You!
    August is all about you! Take a tour through your body, from the hairs on your head to the toes on your feet and everything in between. Figure out what parts make up your body, what your body can do and what makes you unique.

  • Astronaut Training Lab

    Astronaut Training Lab

    August 6, 7, 8 & 10 (1pm & 2:30pm)
    August 9 (11:30am & 2pm)
    Workshop: $5

    Do you have what it takes to be an Astronaut? Living in space is hard on the human body. Engage in a variety of physical and mental challenges which replicate the training process of the world's best space travelers. Learn about the changes that the human body undergoes when weightless!

  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    Friday, August 8 (6:15pm - 9:30pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    Hike under the beautiful gibbous moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on a moderate 4-5 mile hike. 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.

  • Dog-Friendly Full Moon Hike

    Dog-Friendly Full Moon Hike

    Saturday, August 9 (7:15pm - 8:30pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    Bring your dog and hike under the beautiful full moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on an easy 2-3 mile hike. 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.

  • Perseids Meteor Shower

    Perseids Meteor Shower

    Friday, May 23 (1am - 3am)
    FREE (Center will be closed)

    Hang out on the hill and watch as the Perseids Meteor Shower makes it annual trip through our atmosphere and light up the night sky. Visibility may be obscured by the waning gibbous (nearly full) moon, but our scientists will be ready to help you catch the brightest meteors.

  • Future Innovators Challenge

    Future Innovators Challenge

    Presented by GoldieBlox in partnership with
    Chabot Space & Science Center
    and The Arizona Science Center
    Saturday, August 16
    (11am - 4pm)
    Included with General Admission

    Chabot Space & Science Center and the Arizona Science Center are collaborating to host their first-ever Future Innovators Challenge, presented by GoldieBlox. GoldieBlox is a toy company out to disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the next generation of female engineers. To learn more, please visit goldieblox.com. The goal of the Future Innovators Challenge is to engage elementary and middle school girls in the engineering design process by challenging them to engineer a successful egg drop. Girls will be paired with onsite mentors in this field to help advise and guide them during the challenge.

  • Telescopes out of the Box

    Telescopes out of the Box

    Saturday, August 16 (8pm - 10pm)
    Guests: $50 / Members: $45 per class
    Reservations: (510) 336-7373

    Remember how excited you were when you got that new telescope? You were going to make all kinds of new discoveries in the sky, but now it's just collecting dust. With the clear summer skies, it's time to dust off those 'scopes and explore our Universe! Work with our expert astronomers on assembling and properly handling your telescope, and get tips for identifying objects in the night sky. Gain skills that will last a lifetime and impress your friends and family.

  • LEGO Solar Car Lab

    LEGO Solar Car Lab

    August 20, 21, 22 & 24 (1pm & 2:30pm)
    August 23 (11:30am & 2pm)
    Workshop: $5

    Enjoy engineering? Like building with Legos®? This is the lab for you! Design and build a solar car model to meet various challenges including speed, weight and original innovation. This type of Lego building is far from child's play!

  • New Volunteer Orientation

    New Volunteer Orientation

    Saturday, August 23 (10am - 2pm)

    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

  • Family Hike

    Family Hike

    Friday, August 29 (6:45pm - 8:30pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    Enjoy an easy 1-2 mile end-of-summer hike through the beautiful redwoods and watch the sun set over the bay! 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.

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Love Missions featuring cuisine by Miraglia Catering
    Saturday, August 30
    (6pm - 10pm)
    Members: $55 / Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over

    Take your sweetheart on a memorable date - dinner under the stars then whisk 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's exclusive and interactive onsite mission control and spacecraft simulator. 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!

  • Senior Day

    Senior Day

    Wednesday, September 3 (11am - 4pm)
    $13 per Person / $11 Group Rate
    $10 for a Box Lunch from Beansprouts

    Advanced Registration Required for Group Rates & lunch

    Explore the mysteries of the universe with hands-on demonstrations, guided exhibit exploration, including an authentic Soyuz Capsule, and a planetarium show delving into deep into the cosmos. Enjoy music from classic harpist, Adele Stinson, from 11am-1pm as you enjoy a boxed lunch from BeanSprouts Cafe. Then head out to our Observatory deck to see our historic telescopes and observe the Sun during the daytime (weather permitting).

  • Science Revealed: CurioSCIties

    Science Revealed: CurioSCIties

    Sept 6, 13, 20, & 27 (1pm & 3:30pm)
    School Group Only: Sept 5, 12, 19 & 26 (1pm & 3:30pm)
    Workshop: $5 Adult / $2 Child / Children 12 & Under Free
    (Recommended for audiences 8+, though all are welcome!)

    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. Led by science instructor Carlin, visitors experience the lessons as we explore scientific theory. It's not magic, it's science... live!

  • Chabot Hosts:

    Chabot Hosts:

    Ask a Scientist Lecture Series &
    Wonderfest: The Bay Area Beacon of Science
    Friday, September 5

    (7pm: Wine & Light Food Reception | 8pm: Presentations)
    $15 / $25 including General Admission

    Chabot is proud to partner with Ask a Scientist and Wonderfest to host this enlightening lecture, "A Planet for Goldilocks," about the search for other planets that might harbor life. The quest to find Earth-like planets has captivated our imagination for centuries and has been the goal of NASA's Kepler mission since 2009. Dr. Natalie Batalha, co-investigator on the Kepler mission and director of the Systems Teaching Institute at NASA Research Park, leads the presentation taking us on the Kepler spacecraft's search for planets that can sustain life. Dr. Batalha began her research on extrasolar planet detection and stellar astrophysics at NASA in 2000 and has published numerous papers on her findings.

  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    Friday, September 5 (6pm - 9pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    Hike under the beautiful gibbous moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on a moderate 4-5 mile hike. 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.

  • Kitchen Chemistry

    Kitchen Chemistry

    Sweet Science!
    September 6 & 7
    (11am - 4pm)
    Included with General Admission

    What do a scientist and a chef have in common? A lot more than you might think! Delve into sweet science as you experiment with making candy, exploring flavor and observing edible reactions with our favorite local scientists, chocolatiers and confectioners. In celebration of National Grandparents' Day, we encourage you to bring the sweetest family members! Enjoy $2 off of senior admission on Saturday and Sunday only.

  • Public Mission

    Public Mission

    in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Saturday, September 6
    (1pm & 3pm)
    Guests: $12 + General Admission
    Members: $12

    Ever 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. 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).

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday, September 7 (5:30pm)
    FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only,
    so call (510) 336-7392 for tickets today.


    Join us for the Back-to-School children's classic, The Goonies. Join us in the MegaDome Theater for this free, members-only screening. Refreshments will be available by donation.

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Member Telescope Viewing
    Sunday, September 7
    (7:30pm - 10:30pm)
    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

    Tuesdays: Sept 9 | Sept 16 | Sept 23 (10am, 1pm or 3pm)
    Saturday, September 20 (11am & 2pm)
    For Ages 3 - 5 years

    Falling Objects
    Gravity is pulling us (and everything else!) toward the center of our earth. This month we'll explore the invisible force of gravity to see how it affects falling objects and balance. Then we'll build parachutes to slow the pull of gravity so our astronauts don't crash to the ground. Finally we'll experiment with different ways to launch an object and escape the pull of gravity... for a few seconds, at least.

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Saturday, Sept 13 & Friday, Sept 26 (9pm - 10:30pm)
    Tickets: $14 (children 2 years & under free)
    Does not include General Admission

    This fall, lay on the grass and look up at the stars! Bring your sleeping bags and blankets and listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, share stories of the night sky as seen throughout history, and identify planets and stars that help orient you to the night sky.

    Space is limited. Call (510) 336-7373 today
    to reserve your spot on the hill.

  • Galaxy Explorers Information Session

    Galaxy Explorers Information Session

    September 13 & 20  (10am & 1pm)

    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.

  • Homeschoolers Day

    Homeschoolers Day

    Wednesday, September 17
    $13 Student / $8 Adult

    (Includes admission to the Center)
    Each class requires a minimum of 12 registrations
    To register: (510) 336-7381 or SchoolVisit@ChabotSpace.org

    Chabot welcomes all homeschool families! Join us for a special preview of our 60-minute science classes designed for all grades, take a trip through the solar system in our full-dome planetarium, tour the historic telescopes and complete a scavenger hunt to win a prize!

    Please choose one of the following class options:
    (class descriptions & appropriate grade-levels)
    • Micronauts
    • Modeling the Solar System
    • Moon Phases and Features


  • Big Engineering Day

    Big Engineering Day

    Saturday, September 20 (11am - 4pm)
    Included with General Admission

    Big Engineering Day highlights the importance of everyday engineering and the tools we use to bring big ideas to fruition. How do thoughts become things? From brainstorming - think blue prints, computer rendering and sketches - to being - think, machinery, construction and computers. Engage your creativity and structural sensibilities with hands-on activities and workshops. As a bonus, explore the beauty and transformation of urban construction sites through the paintings of Alex Vietti.

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Fly Your Own Planetarium Show
    featuring cuisine by Royal Raspberry Catering
    Thursday, September 25
    (6:15pm - 10pm)
    Adults 21 & Over
    Members:
    $55 Guests: $65

    Become master of the universe! You and your date will fly a planetarium show into the vast and wondrous cosmos. Working with a Chabot planetarium technician, you’ll get an exclusive chance to be in the booth and control our planetarium computer flying through space. What better way to put the moon and stars in your sweetheart’s hands?

  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    Friday, September 26 (6pm - 7:45pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    Hike under the beautiful crescent moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on an easy 1-2 mile hike. 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.

  • Fall Equinox

    Fall Equinox

    Saturday, September 27 (7pm - 10pm)
    $12 / $22 including General Admission

    What happened to summer? Our longer days have quickly turned into longer nights. Celebrate the changing of seasons with a fall carnival suited for you night owls. Relive your childhood through classic autumnal activities such as pumpkin carving and squash bowling, indulge in local seasonal ales, live music and entertainment from the Octopus Literary Salon!

  • Fright Light!

    Fright Light!

    NEW LASERMANIA SHOW!
    Playing in October only...
    catch it before it's ghost
    !

    Looking for a unique way to send chills up your spine? Think you have the courage to sit through the most terrifying laser experience ever? Are you brave enough to witness vampires seducing their prey and demons haunting the unsuspecting? Perhaps you'll keep your eyes closed, only sneaking peeks at fun renditions of Purple People Eater and The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Laser Fright Light is a ghoulish way to celebrate the Halloween season... if you dare!

  • Science Revealed: ExploSCIve

    Science Revealed: ExploSCIve

    October 4, 11, 18 & 25 (1pm & 3:30pm)
    School Group Only: Oct 3, 10, 17 & 24 (1pm & 3:30pm)
    Workshop: $5 Adult / $2 Child / Children 12 & Under Free
    (Recommended for audiences 8+, though all are welcome!)
    *school group only

    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. Led by science instructor Carlin, visitors experience the lessons as we explore scientific theory. It's not magic, it's science... live!

  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    Friday, October 3 (6pm - 9pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    Hike under the beautiful gibbous moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on a moderate 4-5 mile hike. After the hike, stay and further explore the amazing objects in the night sky through our telescopes (weather permitting) or tour our Telescope Makers Workshop. Hike takes place rain or shine.

  • Astronomy Day

    Astronomy Day

    October 4 & 5 (11am - 4pm)
    Included with General Admission

    It's a star! It's a satellite! It's a... well, what is it? Throughout history astronomers and scientists have made accidental discoveries of new stars, planets and more through trial and error. In celebration of National Astronomy Day on October 8, the East Bay Astronomical Society and other local astronomers will be present to share their research, teach the basics of operating a telescope and inspire the next generation of astronomers to make their own discoveries.

  • Public Mission

    Public Mission

    in the Challenger Learning Center®
    Saturday, October 4
    (1pm & 3pm)
    Guests: $12 + General Admission
    Members: $12

    Ever 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. 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).

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday, October 5 (5:30pm)
    FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only,
    so call (510) 336-7392 for tickets today.


    Join us for the spooky animated adventure, Paranorman. Join us in the MegaDome Theater for this free, members-only screening. Refreshments will be available by donation.

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Member Telescope Viewing
    Sunday, October 5
    (7pm - 10pm)
    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

    Tuesdays: Oct 7 | Oct 13 | Oct 21 (10am, 1pm or 3pm)
    Saturday, October 18: (11am & 2pm)
    For Ages 3 - 5 years

    What's Up With This Weather?
    Now that the weather is starting to change, let's take a closer look at what's happening outside. Learn all about different types of weather and clouds, go on a special hike to observe and measure the weather and build your very own tools to collect weather data at home.

  • Total Lunar Eclipse

    Total Lunar Eclipse

    Wednesday, October 8 (2am - 5am | Peak: 3:55am)
    Guests:
    $15 Members: Free
    Children 2 & Under Free

    The observatory deck opens at 2am for a special presentation about the eclipse. Stay after the presentation for the late night viewing festivities. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. For this to happen the Sun, Earth, and Moon must be closely aligned with the Moon and the Moon located furthest from the Sun. Bring binoculars, blankets and warm clothes.

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

  • Creepy Classics

    Creepy Classics

    Movie Night Under the Stars
    Saturday, October 11
    (8pm)
    $12/ $22 including General Admission

    Before there were high-tech special effects to thrill audiences, movie makers used their imaginations to create classic scary movies. Host Lord Blood-Rah, the High Lord of Geekdom, presents bizarre and frightening flicks with his own unique brand of Geeky madness! Bring your blankets and bundle up under the stars and discover the original scary films that laid the foundation for the new classics. Hot chocolate, wine & beer, and popcorn for sale.

  • Future Fridays

    Future Fridays

    Friday, April 18 (6pm - 7:30pm)
    Thomas Atchison
    Members: $23 / Guests: $26
    $30 at the Door: Discounts do not apply, subject to availability

    Civilian Space Exploration:
    Personalizing Your Access to Space!

    Thomas Atchison, founder of Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation, is leading efforts for the next space race among the general public. Through STEM education activities and professional development opportunities, Mavericks is helping students of all ages discover a passion for rocketry and space flight. Learn about the history of space exploration and Mavericks’ related efforts. You may  be inspired to build and launch a rocket in your backyard!

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Sinister Science
    featuring cuisine by Straw Catering
    Saturday, October 18

    (Dinner & Experiments: 8:30pm | LaserMania: 10:15pm)
    Adults 21 & Over
    Members:
    $55 Guests: $65

    Release your inner mad scientist and enter our lab of sinister science and kooky chemistry. Sip on a sinister cocktail while our experts lead you through experiments that will change your perception of common household materials. For dinner, savor a catered dinner or try your hand at culinary science by making your own dessert. And cuddle up to your date to watch a special spooky presentation of Fright Light LaserMania!

  • Partial Solar Eclipse

    Partial Solar Eclipse

    Thursday, October 23 (1:45pm - 4:30pm | Peak: 3:15pm)
    $10 + General Admission / $15 Viewing Only

    A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. Join us on our observation deck to watch as the moon 'occults' the sun! Our resident astronomy experts will be on hand to help you safely view the celestial phenomenon using special instruments and will help to answer your questions. Special eclipse viewing glasses available.

  • Ignite East Bay

    Ignite East Bay

    Friday, October 24 (7pm - 10pm)
    $15 + General Admission


    What would you share with an audience if you had just 5 minutes? Chabot and Ignite Oakland are providing a platform for people to share their passions and expertise with a live audience, the catch is they have just 5 minutes and 20 quickly changing slides to do so. The science-related topics will range from the everyday to the extraordinary. Come eat, drink and snack while meeting your neighbors and sharing in their curiosity, know-how and smarts.

  • Halloween Party

    Halloween Party

    Saturday, October 25 (11am - 4pm)
    Included with General Admission


    Trick or treat at Chabot. Dress up as your favorite character and receive a treat! Drink some spooky punch and participate in hands-on sinister science activities. Enjoy guest appearances by special costumed friends. Bring your junior explorers to the Discovery Lab for spooky read-a-longs and scary science activities.

  • Night Hike

    Night Hike

    Friday, October 31 (5pm - 7:45pm)
    Tickets: $12 (does not include admission into the Center)
    RSVP Recommended, space is limited!
    Register online or call (510) 336-7373


    Hike under the first quarter moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on a easy 2-3 mile hike. 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.


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