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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.


Give the gift of a Chabot membership!

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, 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.

Member Movie Night & Telescope Viewings

Movie Night: November 16 (6pm)
FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
Space is limited and by reservation only,
so call (510) 336-7392 for tickets today.

We're partnering with the Bay Area International Children's Film Festival again to present the 7th annual Playdate for the Imagination, where education and imagination collide. Though the festival isn't until January, we've put together a special sneak-peek for members, highlighting the best of the 2014 festival and film clips screening at the 2015 festival. This year's theme is Green Innovation, harnessing creativity to solve global warming. The films inspire curiosity and conversation and allow children to experience an array of cultural perspectives on climate change. Join us in the MegaDome Theater for this free, members-only screening. Refreshments will be available by donation.

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

Membership Level

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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