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“Family fun” 4 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 #10 of 47 attractions in Oakland
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
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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.
Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Family fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Good for school age children and adults. Plan on working the exhibits on your own. There weren't any docents there when we went. The museum is just the right size for you to see everything you want. The setting is so beautiful that alone is worth the trip.2

Visited December 2012
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Danville, California
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“Fun place for older children or teens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Chabot is a great place to spend an afternoon. We recently took an exchange student there. The exhibits are well thought out. The cafe has good food at a reasonable price. The only negatives were that several of the interactive exhibits were broken and while the staff seems friendly enough, they didn't engage the patrons enough with the demonstrations. I thought we'd get a nice view of the bay, but the trees block the view. Many of the exhibits are geared toward older children but they seem to have hands on activities for the younger set too.

Visited March 2013
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Concord, CA
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“Too Cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Great hands on exhibits will interest adults and children. We didn't get to see certain areas because of another reserved tour, but will go back soon.

Visited August 2012
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san francisco
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“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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“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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