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WED & THU : 10am - 5pm

FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

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  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Friday May 29 7:15pm
    Friday Jun 19 8:00pm
    Friday Jun 26 6:45pm
    Friday Jul 24 8:00pm

    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.

  • Star Stories

    Star Stories

    Friday Jun 05 9:00pm
    Saturday Jun 27 9:00pm
    Saturday Jul 11 9:00pm
    Saturday Jul 25 9:00pm

    Tickets: $15 (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 come listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, stories from the night sky as seen throughout history and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the night's sky.

    Please note: Weather permitting for outside viewing. If night sky conditions are or become poor for viewing the program will take place inside one of our historic telescope domes. Please check our weather station for more day-of details or call us at (510) 336-7373 for more information. Don't forget to bring your blankets!

  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Saturday Jun 06 7:00pm
    Friday Jul 03 7:00pm

    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! Beer (provided by Federation Brewery), wine and light snacks will be provided.

    (Minimum of 14 participants required per mission)

  • Mars Mini Missions

    Mars Mini Missions

    Saturday Jun 06 1:30pm, 3:00pm
    Friday Jul 03 1:30pm, 3:00pm

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

  • Science Revealed

    Science Revealed

    Sunday Jun 07 3:00pm
    Wednesday Jun 17 11:00am
    Friday Jun 19 3:00pm
    Saturday Jun 27 3:00pm
    Friday Jul 24 3:00pm
    Saturday Jul 25 3:00pm

    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!

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Jun 13th 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Supper Club: Love and Libations
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Wine and dine your date in our love laboratory! We’ll start the evening with Chabot’s signature color-changing cocktail and make our way through different wines and beers perfectly paired for each coarse. Learn the science behind the creation of beer and wine and how to enhance your dining experience.

  • Tyke Explorers

    Tyke Explorers

    Tuesday Jun 16 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jun 23 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jun 30 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 14 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 21 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 28 1:00pm

    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.

    • June: 3…2…1… BLAST OFF!
    • July: Down by the Bay


  • $5 Fridays After 5pm

    $5 Fridays After 5pm

    Friday Jun 19 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday Jul 24 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Start your weekend early and spend your Friday night at Chabot! Explore our hands-on exhibits, take a planetarium show and gaze through the telescopes with our experts.

  • Summer in Space Movie Series

    Summer in Space Movie Series

    Friday Jun 19 8:30pm
    Friday Jul 24 8:30pm

    Grab some popcorn and join us in our outdoor amphitheater as we celebrate classic science fiction films from the 1950's and 1960's. Inspired by comic books, these family-friendly films sparked the world's interest in interstellar travel, aliens and otherworldly terrains.

    June: Radar Men from the Moon
    Jul: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

  • Summer Solstice Celebration

    Summer Solstice Celebration

    Saturday Jun 20 6:00pm

    Included with General Admission

    Enjoy the long warm day as we commemorate the Solstice with an outdoor summer soiree. Play classic lawn games, kick up your heels to live music, and indulge in sweet treats at this fun event for the whole family. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday Jun 21 8:00pm
    Sunday Jul 19 8:00pm
    Sunday Aug 23 7:30pm

    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!

  • Member Movie Night

    Member Movie Night

    Sunday Jun 21 5:30pm
    Sunday Aug 23 5:30pm

    June 21 (Land before Time)

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

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    Saturday Jul 04 3:00pm
    Sunday Jul 26 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.

  • Sounds to Space: A Concert with Composing Together

    Sounds to Space: A Concert with Composing Together

    Sunday July 05 2:00pm

    Enjoy a free concert as Chabot partners with Composing Together and noted professional astronomers, including Jon Jenkins of SETI, to consider what music might be like on other planets. Scientists have already found more than 1500 planets outside our solar system. Each one has its own possibilities for life and music. Our audiences first hear original "earthly” works by our composers, then they learn about other possible life, and finally the students collaborate with the composers to create a "grand finale” to finish the concert.

  • Supper Club

    Supper Club

    Saturday Jul 11 6:00pm

    Supper Club: Explosive Experiments
    Members: $55 Guests: $65
    Adults 21 & Over
    Test your love chemistry at this explosive Supper Club! Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with your sweetheart in our in science laboratory, then become a part of fun! Couples will find that sparks will fly as you participate in exploding experiments led by our resident scientist.

  • Dog Days Preview and Maddie’s Fund Adoption Event

    Dog Days Preview and Maddie’s Fund Adoption Event

    Saturday July 25 11:00am

    Can’t wait for Chabot’s annual Dog Days of Summer Event? Get a sneak peek at what we have in store this August with a special preview sponsored by Maddie’s Fund. Make a connection with Maddie’s Fund’s adorable adoptable dogs and meet with nutritionists and trainers who will help you give your pup the best care.