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Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
510-336-7373
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Ranked #16 of 55 Attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
Traveler Description: Surround yourself with dazzling sights of the universe at Chabot Space and Science Center, located in the Oakland hills, just 10 minutes from... more »
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Springboro, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The children will enjoy the interactive exhibits. The planetarium shows are the best. Plan on spending at least 4 hours there.

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albany
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Me and my husband wants to introduce science to my kids in their early life and this is the best place to go. They were so excited and we were able to watch two shows within the day. The first show that we watch is "Back to the Moon for good" and the other one is all about the "Mayan... More

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Albany, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Me and my husband wants to introduce science to my kids in their early life and this is the best place to go. They were so excited and we were able to watch two shows within the day. The first show that we watch is "Back to the Moon for good" and the other one is all about the "Mayan... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It Isn't The Griffith Observatory, But Doesn't Pretend To Be. The Staff Were Friendly, The Exhibits Ok, If You Want A Real Experience And See 'Ton' Of Space Memorabilia, Hit The Evergreen Center In McMinnville Oregon...But Was OK For a Couple Of Hours....:)

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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In 1883, the original observatory was built in Downtown Oakland, California, at Jefferson and 11th Street. The institution back then, was simply known as the “Oakland Observatory,” and was a gift from Anthony Chabot to the City of Oakland. The original telescope provided the public and the community free viewing of the night skies. For decades, the observatory also served... More

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had some nice exhibits. I saw a program about the Mayan calendar and the common perception that it predicted the "end of time". Informative and nicely done. They served a strong helping of "learning experiences" for children which were most notable for their heavy-handed "social consciousness". Fairly weak on the science and strong on the locally favored philosophy. Not my... More

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

every now and then i will visit the chabot center, i wish they have more news updates and more things to look at. is really the same thing over and over. but yet at least i still enjoy and refresh my memory of what i learned as a kid.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Chabot Space and Science Center is a good place to go with family/friends. The planetarium shows are fun and informative, and the exhibits are interesting. While there is an admission fee to get into the museum portion, you can go up to the center Friday through Sunday night for free star gazing through their big telescopes-this is great fun,... More

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