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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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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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Pretty good, but pricey

Too expensive and many of the machines were not functioning. We saw two Planetarium shows: Many Moons and Mayan, which were informative and visually stunning. Really geared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We had a very interesting experience and visit. Lots of things to learn and shown in a nice way. Equipment heavily used. For my taste too expensive. Has San Francisco pricing level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What sets this place apart from your average space and science museum is the telescopes. They have three. One of which is over 100 years old and they all function. On a clear day they have them set up so you can look through them and in the evenings they have star viewing. And that was free when we went.... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wonderful place to experience and learn new ideas. Children and teenager can wonder around and touch.

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Orinda
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

There is a great science museum set in the redwoods of the Oakland hills. Free telescope viewing on Friday and Saturday nights 730 til 10 depending on weather. Lots of exhibits and great learning experience for all.

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Danville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Plenty of parking. Check in on day of field trip went ok. Person at the desk was not very friendly seemed annoyed with our questions. Once inside we had a class lab which was excellent. Students had a great time. After lab we ate lunch. They have a large outdoor area some of which is covered to eat in. There... More 

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Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a wildly popular place for the school age set as there are any number of kid oriented hands on things to do. Lots of special shows and lots to see. This is a great place to go on a rainy day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Too expensive and many of the machines were not functioning. We saw two Planetarium shows: Many Moons and Mayan, which were informative and visually stunning. Really geared towards children, as compared to teenagers or adults. It is located in a park, so you can walk around in nature and enjoy outer space at this location.

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Wheatland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stopped here while visiting Oakland. The area around the museum is nice. We could have spent more time, but we had some plans after visiting the museum. They offer a military discount which is always much appreciated. We ate lunch in the cafe. They have a nice selection of healthy foods and snacks. I had a turkey sandwich with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My kids (4 & 6yrs) both love it here and I do too! There are lots of cool things to see, they have planetarium movies running all day and big telescopes you can look through. At night they have viewings - check their calendar online. I was also impressed with their little cafeteria. It was a relief to see they... More 

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Lincoln, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had been to Chabot before - but we want to come as a family to look through the telescopes at night - what an amazing experience!

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