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Mon, Tue: Closed

Wed - Sun : 10am - 5pm

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Featured Event

The 2017 Starlight Gala

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The 2017 Starlight Gala
  • The Party After The Party

    The Party After The Party

    Saturday September 28, 9- midnight

    Starlight Gala Transformation: The Party After The Party
    Join Bay Area community and philanthropic leaders in supporting Chabot's work to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists, engineers, and global thinkers at the Party After the Party.  This is the best Halloween Party in the Bay Area.

    Dress in creative costume.

    Your $50 admission includes dancing at the Center's silent disco, a haunted laboratory, craft beer, late night snacks - all while raising funds for science education.

  • Summer Camp

    Summer Camp

    Calling all aspiring engineers, astronauts, explorers, problem solvers, and storytellers to join us at Chabot Space & Science Center this summer. Stay tuned for details about summer 2018.


  • Telescope Viewing

    Telescope Viewing

    Chabot’s giant, historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the Universe. Check out celestial viewing day and night. Our observatory deck offers breathtaking views 1,500 feet above the Bay.

  • $5 First Fridays

    $5 First Fridays

    Every First Friday: 6-10pm
    Admission: $5

    At $5 First Fridays you can join a Night Hike through the redwoods or enjoy various laser and planetarium shows. Admission also includes hands-on activities and live demonstrations throughout the center, as well as any special events that are going on that evening. It's fun for the whole family! 

  • Future Fridays

    Future Fridays

    Friday  November 3, 6 - 7:30pm


  • Dark Matter Day

    Dark Matter Day

    Dark Matter Day presented in partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    October 29th
    2:00-3:30 pm
    Free with admission

    Learn all about how scientist and researchers are using accelerators and underground detectors to hunt for the mysterious particles that make up dark matter. Though astronomers cannot see dark matter directly, we know that dark matter drives the accelerating expansion of the universe. Watch our planetarium show Phantom of the Universe, followed by short presentations and Q & A, with three world renowned scientists who research dark matter. 

  • Special Closures

    Special Closures

    Saturday Oct 21 4:00pm
    Saturday Oct 28 10:00am

    Please check the link here for specific information on closures; all or portions of our Center are closed for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • First Glance

    First Glance

    Sunday Oct 22 7:30pm
    Sunday Nov 26 7:00pm
    Sunday Dec 10 7:00pm

    FREE Member-only viewing. RSVP required!
    Space is limited and by reservation only.
    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!