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Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619-2450
+1 510-336-7373
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Outstanding Visit

This is an outstanding place to visit & bring children. Come early and you may get to view... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Garry517
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Boise, Idaho
The Pinball Machine....

Lives at Chabot right now. Play 30 or so pinball machines (for free) ranging from the 60's to 2016... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luv2hikejulie
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Fremont, California
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Chabot Space & Science Center inspires and educates students of all ages about our Planet Earth and the Universe. Its historic telescopes and observatory, planetarium, hands-on interactive exhibits, and natural park setting are a place where students, teachers, and the public can imagine, understand, and learn to shape their future through science. Chabot's three large telescopes are open to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings.
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10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619-2450
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+1 510-336-7373
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an outstanding place to visit & bring children. Come early and you may get to view something through one of the telescopes. On our visit, they were set up on the planet Venus. We spent the better part of a day going through...More

Thank Garry517
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lives at Chabot right now. Play 30 or so pinball machines (for free) ranging from the 60's to 2016. We missed seeing Venus in one of the telescopes by 20 min. Their cafe also closes at 2pm. There are various exhibit rooms which had interactive...More

Thank Luv2hikejulie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place is oriented toward young people with lots of hands-on activities. Kinda spendy ($44 for two seniors and 1 child). The three observatories we're open with volunteers staffing two of them. So it was a treat to look at Venus through the historic telescope. Note...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is up in the Oakland hills. There is a planetarium with many shows daily which are included in the price. They have three floors of exhibits, many interactive which is great for kids. They are installing a new exhibit on the third floor so...More

Thank fungramma51
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Clearly geared for local school groups and younger folks we zipped through the small museum. But the floor dedicated to space fight was still neat and you can't help but learn things. Lots of hands on displays for kids (or playful adults) make it a...More

Thank Leigth M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Great location, telescope viewing fri/sat nights but it is accesible during regular hours. Tourists: check whether your local science museum offers astc reciprocity for free admission

Thank 633busyt
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We went here on a weekday with our grandsons. While the main thrust of the center is space, it does have other science exhibits. Most exhibits are hands-on. There is even one area reserved for preschoolers. The building is multistory, so be prepared for stairs....More

Thank James H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This aninteresting place to visit with children to learn about the universe. It is especially interesting when a comment passes close to earth and they open it at night for special viewings. If you want places like these to survive then patronage and visits are...More

Thank astephenz
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Attended Bay Area Children's Film Festival. Excellent event in a great setting! Besides very much enjoying the films, the visit gave us an opportunity to explore the other features of Chabot. Telescopes, educational exhibits, and really imaginative food. Free parking too. Much fun!

Thank paso57
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Arriving at Sunset Friday March 3rd with my wife, Chabot was lit against a starry night, with a beautiful sunset behind San Francisco. (see Pro Tip at the end) The $5 entry was a bargain. The halls were bustling with life as we went into...More

Thank Jesper J
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elcelf
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Response from pikake1 | Reviewed this property |
Planetarium is included in admission fee as stated below. Adults $18 Seniors $15 Students (13-18) will valid middle or high school id $15 Kids 3-12 $14 Children under 3 free Parking is free Hours on sat 10-10 Sunday... More
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