Hours & Directions

Mon, Tue: Closed

Wed - Sun : 10am - 5pm

  • Sponsored by Best of the East Bay

Groups


A Great Place to Cluster

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Experience the wonders of the Universe at a discounted rate for groups of at least 15 people.
Group admission includes daytime observing on the telescope deck, one show in the Planetarium or Megadome, and access to our hands-on exhibits.

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Group Visit Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm.
Enjoy our fun and interactive hand-on exhibitions, digital full-dome planetarium and telescope viewing through our spectacular telescopes. The Observatory is open for telescope viewing day and night (weather permitting, of course).Enjoy our fun and interactive hand-on exhibitions, digital full-dome planetarium and telescope viewing through our spectacular telescopes. The Observatory is open for telescope viewing day and night (weather permitting, of course).

Group Admission Prices:*

  • Adult: $16
  • Youth (3 - 12): $12
  • Student (13 - 18 or with School ID): $13
  • Senior (65+): $13

GROUP ADMISSIONS POLICIES:

  • Advance registration is required for groups of 30 or greater.
  • For groups with visitors under 18, a chaperone ratio of one adult per five children is suggested. A minimum of one adult per ten children is required. For safety, chaperones are expected to be clearly identifiable and stay with their group at all times.
  • We suggest bringing lunches for your visit, as cafe lines can be very long on busy days. Outdoor seating is available in the courtyard or you may want to lead your group pn an easy hike to a nearby picnic area. On rainy days, groups are permitted to eat in the Mezzanine or other non-exhibit areas of the museum, as directed by staff.
  • Access to the Planetarium and Megadome is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Theater seating begins approximately 15 minutes prior to showtime, and late seating is not allowed. Food and beverages are not allowed in theaters. For the enjoyment of all, we ask guests to please refrain from using electronic devices during planetarium shows.
  • Group admission is timed and limited to 200 visitors per hour. Please arrive as close to your scheduled entry time as possible.
  • Parking for buses and other large vehicles is available in our lower lot. The traffic circle is for drop-off and pick-up only. Carpooling is highly encouraged as parking is limited.
  • Cancellation and Refunds:
    30+ Days: 100%
    10 - 29 Days: 50%
    0 - 10 Days: No Refund

For information on School Field Trips call (510) 336-7381 or email SchoolVisit@ChabotSpace.org.