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“Starry Skies” 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 #21 of 120 things to do in Oakland
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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
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Starry Skies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Best place to see night skies in the Bay Area. Excellent explanations of many astronomical facts, events, constellations, planets, and more. New moon nights amateur astronomers gather to oogle the heavens together. Join in the fun. Bring hot cocoa

Visited January 2012
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Danville, California
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“Amazing Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We loved our recent visit to Chabot Space and Science Center. They have alot of interactive hands on activities for kids and adults. Loved the outdoor view. We also visited at night with our cub scout group and learned so much with the great teachers there.

Visited December 2012
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Oakland, California
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“Go enjoy the telescopes!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

friday night you can go for free to see the wonders of the night sky through the giant telescopes or the amateur scopes people bring. Some guys even have special filters to see the contours of the full moon. Awesome date spot!!

Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“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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