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Chabot is now a member of the Association of Children’s Museums, and we have a new membership level to celebrate! Learn more about our Earth Orbiter membership and join or upgrade today to receive reciprocal admission at over 160 museums nationwide.


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Children's Fairyland Discount!

Two of Oaklands most outstanding family-friendly venues have joined forces to offer its members a brand-new benefit! Starting Friday, October 18, 2013 Children's Fairyland and Chabot will begin offering discounted reciprocal admission to its thousands of member families. What does that mean? If you're a Fairyland member, show your membership card at Chabot to get $1 OFF ADMISSION for up to five people in your party! If you're a member at Chabot, present your membership card at Fairyland for the same discount. So be sure to have those membership cards on hand and it'll be that much easier for your family to enjoy all of the fantastic features of both locations!

Children's Fairyland is America's first storybook theme park, located on the shores of Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland. With fantastical attractions, gentle rides and animals, and family-focused entertainment, it's the premier low-tech, high-touch outdoor playground for young children to create, imagine, play, and learn.

Telescope Viewings

Telescope Viewing: Aug 23 (7:30pm), Sep 20 (7:30pm), Oct 18 (7pm)
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!

November 15, 2015 - First Glance Telescope Viewing for Members Only!
Come join us on the Observatory Deck with the Eastbay Astronomical Society for a great night with the stars!


December 20, 2015 - First Glance Telescope Viewing for Members Only! You don't want to miss our monthly visit with the stars here at Chabot! Our friends with the Eastbay Astronomical Society will be providing some inspirational time with our telescopes and will be here to answer all your questions!

RSVP Here 

January, 2016 - First Glance Telescope Viewing for Members Only! 
(Date to be announced)

Member Movie Nights

Great news! We've made the RSVP process for our movies even easier! Click the link associated with the movie and complete with Member Name and number of adults/children and you will be all set!

Movie Nights (5:30pm)
Space is limited and by reservation only.
FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
Join us for a feature film followed by a special private telescope viewing. RSVP is required for this free member event. No outside food or drinks will be permitted in the theater.

August 23 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (This event is sold out)

October 18 - Jason and the Argonauts (1963): The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. (This event is sold out)


December 20 - The Polar Express: A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. (This event is sold out)


Why Membership?

You can be a part of inspiring the next generation of scientists and leaders right here in the Bay Area - all while enjoying the added privileges of a membership that takes you beyond our galaxy.


All memberships include free full-dome digital planetarium shows, free access to the Center all year, special events, early bird registration opportunities, discounts and more! Plus, members receive free or discounted admission to over 250 science centers and museums world-wide with the ASTC Member Passport.

A Chabot membership pays for itself in as little as two visits, and the benefits last all year long. Not to mention that your contribution supports educational and public programs developing tomorrow’s scientists, astronomers and leaders.

What our members have to say

"Great investment! We have access to giant telescopes, theaters, nature hikes, exhibits, this beautiful space, all year long. There's always something new happening. Best of all, my kids' imagination and curiosity has been sparked. How do you put a price on that? Thank you, Chabot. Truly."
-The Juarez Family, Family Plus Members

"Chabot is the coolest place on Earth!”
-Jason, 8 yr. old Member

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Mail: Download the PDF of our membership application, fill it in and mail it along with a check to:

Membership Department
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619