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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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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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Danville, California
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59 reviews
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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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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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66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Chabot Space & Science Center

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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