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“Visit to Chabot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chabot Space & Science Center

Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
510-336-7373
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Ranked #18 of 113 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Visit to Chabot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Directions off of Hiway 13 well marked. Parking ample and within easy walking distance of the main building. Everyone was friendly. Lots of clean bathrooms. Great place for young kids in view of the number of "hands on" exhibits and lot of things to do with children. For adults the astronomical telescopes located in three seperate domes are guite impressive. "Walter" gave us a great tour of the telescopes and we were able to view Venus. Allow at least several hours to tour the buildings - especially with children who are allowed to "touch, handle and feel" most of the exhibits. Great for a family outing.

Visited November 2012
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San Ramon, California
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“Fun day to explore!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great place for a day of exploring. Wonderful place for kids. They even do birthday parties & sleepovers for large groups. My kids enjoyed this place a number of times over the last few years. They movies are interesting & are changed pretty often. Great place for a school field trip!

Visited April 2012
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Rancho Cordova, California
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22 attraction reviews
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“Best in the evening”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Very informative, fun for kids. Go in the evenings when you can look through the telescopes. Good price for everything they offer, but we became bored and were disappointed to not be able to use the telescopes.

Visited August 2012
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Concord, California
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“Every month!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Wow, this is a great place to take kids of any age. So much to see, and experence. Wonderful view of the bay.

Visited June 2012
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San Ramon, California
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“Great for Kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Great place to take your kids or grandkids. A little out-of-the-way, but worth the trip.

Visited February 2012
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