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Chabot Space & Science Center

Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Phone Number: 510-336-7373
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Ranked #14 of 48 Attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Cultural
Owner description: Chabot Space & Science Center inspires and educates students of all ages about our Planet Earth and...
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Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Walnut Creek, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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