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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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Interesting space & science center

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... read more

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

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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San Francisco, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Chabot Space & Science Center

Address: Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Phone Number: 510-336-7373
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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