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Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619-2450
+1 510-336-7373
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Learn about Astronomy and Science in a Beautiful Location

I had a very enjoyable tour of Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, CA. This was my first... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Infodiva415
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San Francisco, California
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For East Bay folks, this is a great complement to the Exploratorium. There's something for... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
i-witness30
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San Francisco, 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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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I had a very enjoyable tour of Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, CA. This was my first time here. Parking was easy enough. I love the modern feel of the building. There are biology, chemistry and physics labs for classes and learning. There...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

For East Bay folks, this is a great complement to the Exploratorium. There's something for everybody. A lot of hands on stuff. And volunteers showing different stuff every week. And connected to hiking trails as well. Plus great views.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

For those who are interested in the space, the environment and science is a wonderful opportunity. Interesting and free, there is an observation platform and for kids is such an opportunity to learn about our planet, stars and other planets. Open to public on Friday...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

It is open on a Friday and Saturday night with free entry. Best to check the weather reports as when we went it was cloudy and a waste of time

Thank Ross B
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Chabot Center is in the Oakland Hills above the city. We went one evening when there was a gathering of amateur astronomers - this happens once a month or so, and it's a good idea to check with them when they occur. The evening we...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

1  Thank Garry517
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

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
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Reviewed 6 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
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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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