Hours & Directions

MON, TUE: Closed

WED & THU : 10am - 5pm

FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

  • Sponsored by Best of the East Bay


Enjoy an out-of-this-world birthday party at Chabot Space & Science Center! We make birthday celebrations as easy as 3, 2, 1, Blastoff! Simply choose your party package, tell us the date & time of your party and our birthday coordinator will work with you to plan a special day that your family and friends will remember for years to come!

Packages Include:

  • Admission for up to 20 people (kids and adults)
  • Private Table Time room for lunch & cake (either 60 or 90 minutes available)
  • A show for all your guests in our Planetarium
  • An activity led by one of our specially trained Birthday Guides (except our Cosmic Packages)
  • Chabot T-shirt for the birthday child
  • Downloadable Birthday Party Invitation
  • An agenda & map to provide to your guests

Our birthday program will be changing on April 7, 2014.
If you are planning a party after that date please contact the Birthday Coordinator directly at Birthdays@ChabotSpace.org for our new form or call (510) 336-7311 for any questions.

Step 1
Download Your Birthday Party Request Form

Downloading and filling out the Birthday Party Request Form will assist you in planning your event. Please have all information filled out prior to contacting Chabot.

Step 2
Choose Your Celebration Time

We celebrate birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays only. Parties at Chabot take between 3 and 4 hours depending on your package and how you’d like to plan your day. Your party can arrive as early as 10am, or as late as 2pm on Sundays and 3pm on Saturdays.

Step 3
Choose Your Party Package

· Cosmic Package
· Polar Ice Cream
· Cosmic Deluxe Package
· Pop Rockets
· Slimy Science

Cosmic Package (No Activity)
Ages 3 & Up

Celebrate your fun-filled day at Chabot Space & Science Center with one of our most popular packages. Play with the stars by checking out all our interactive exhibits and seeing a show with your friends in our state-of-the-art Planetarium!


  • $215 Members / $240 Non-members (60-minute Table Time)
  • $265 Members / $290 Non-members (90-minute Table Time)

"All our friends loved the location and the learning experience the party made available to the kids."
- Maya’s Party, Age 4

Cosmic Deluxe Package (Includes Self-Guided Activity)

Choose from one of our self-guided activities to complete your Cosmic Package! Pick from one of the following kit activities, lead your guests in building them, and then take them home for further experimentation! Each activity includes 20 kits.

  • The Colors of Light (Ages 4 & Up)
    Did you know that white light is really a mixture of different colors? With our easy to construct spectroscope you will witness different rainbow patterns from all kinds of light sources.
  • Glove-A-Phone (Ages 4 & Up)
    Every kid loves noisemakers - the weirder, the better! Try your hand at creating a truly bizarre noisemaker out of a plastic glove, a straw, and a tube. Learn how sound is produced and experiment to see how to make this instrument sing!
  • Rollback Can (Ages 4 & Up)
    What do physicists mean when they talk about energy? What are some different kinds? Learn the difference between kinetic and potential energy with this mysterious rolling object that returns to its starting point. Kids can take it home and continue to explore this seemingly-magical toy!


  • $240 Members / $265Non-members (60-minute Table Time)
  • $290 Members / $315 Non-members (90-minute Table Time)

NEW! Slimy Science (30-minute activity)
Ages 3 & Up

Whoa! Yuck! Wow! What is it? This is what you’re sure to hear when kids enter our slime lab! We'll mix up some slimy oobleck and explore this bewildering substance. Is it a liquid? Is it a solid? Maybe it's something else! Find out the answers in our messy (but washable!) new science activity.


  • $325 Members / $350 Non-members (60-minute Table Time)
  • $375 Members / $400 Non-members (90-minute Table Time)

Polar Ice Cream (60-minute activity)
Ages 5 & Up

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Learn about freezing, melting, and the phases of matter all while whipping up a batch of your very own tasty ice cream! Chemistry, physics, and fun collide in our most popular activity.


  • $395 Members / $420 Non-members (60-minute Table Time)
  • $445 Members / $470 Non-members (90-minute Table Time)

"The ice cream making was really perfect. I think my team will remember this event for years."
- Kaiser Permanente Family Day group

Pop Rockets (60-minute activity)
Ages 7 & Up

Have you ever wanted to launch a rocket into orbit? Roll up your sleeves and stand back as you blast off your own chemistry-powered rocket! Learn about physics, chemistry, and the scientific method with the help of your very own ground control commander.


  • $325 Members / $350 Non-members (60-minute Table Time)
  • $375 Members / $400 Non-members (90-minute Table Time)

"Everyone had a turn at firing off their rockets... and they were bursting at the seams the entire time. SUPERB JOB. The kids, particularly the boys, were beside themselves, beaming with happiness for the entire event. I'm sure that they all and Cody will remember this special party for a very long time."
- Cody's Party, Age 8

Step 4
Make Your Reservation

  1. Please make your reservations at least two weeks in advance
  2. Fill out the Birthday Party Request Form
  3. Submit via:
  • Email: Birthdays@ChabotSpace.org
  • Fax: (510) 336-7491
  • Mail:
    Sales Coordinator
    Chabot Space & Science Center
    10000 Skyline Blvd.
    Oakland, CA 94619

Upon receipt of the request form, we will contact you to process your deposit and payment information.

Other inquiries or questions?
Please read our FAQ
and if you still have questions, please contact the Sales Coordinator at (510)336-7311 or Birthdays@ChabotSpace.org