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Chabot Space & Science Center

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Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Phone Number: 510-336-7373
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Chabot Space & Science Center inspires and educates students of all ages...
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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Great place to go visit with your children. Very educational and helpful enthusiastic staff. The location is great, you can go hiking right outside the parking area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great place to go visit with your children. Very educational and helpful enthusiastic staff. The location is great, you can go hiking right outside the parking area.

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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great to take the kids. Might need to look for a groupon when taking the family - it will add up quickly. My company had a evening gala at this venue - quite impressive.

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a newer observatory, replacing the previous one. It has great exhibits and programs of the sky. There are educational sessions and during special night events the docents explain the sky and what we can see. Very educational and state of the art.

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A great place to spend an afternoon learning for kids and adults. Every corner has something to do, see or learn. I try and bring my kids as often as possible. The views are amazing on a clear day and the staff is friendly and helpful.

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Walnut Creek, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Overachievers will love this place. Even the staff is still in "school" mode. Too many kids to come here and appreciate it without those of your own. Bathrooms handy, obligatory overpriced gift shop and some seasonal cool displays and science gizmos.

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Oakland, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Intimate science museum great for mid school kids and older. Many nights have available viewing through their telescopes, call ahead.

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great play room, wonderful activities for kids on weekends after about 11am, great movies that expand young minds. Your little one will go away loving space and science. Membership gets you invites to great activities after hours.

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This mid-sized science center specializes in space and space explorations with a surprisingly deep set of exhibits.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The sites and lessons learned every visit is special and the nights it is possible they open the telescopes for all and the sites of the universe are so special.. it is hard to sayjust need to come and see for ones self..

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Lancaster, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Was in the bay area visiting family and made a visit to the center. Overall everyone had a great time, especially the kids. The planetarium was very cool. We watched the cardboard rocket show, which was a nice informative show about the planets. I loved the 360 degree theatre. The interactive exhibits were a hit for the whole family. Even... More 

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