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Chabot Space & Science Center

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General Admission to Chabot Space & Science Center
From $18.00*
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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...more
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10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619-2450
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i went with a group of seniors. We first visited the planetarium for a 25 minute show. There were several groups of school children, but everyone was seated in an orderly manner. Throughout the day there were up to 9 different planetarium shows lasting from...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

This is a must see for anyone interested in the universe. Lots of activities for students. The views from the top are excellent.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2019

It was pouring rain which actually worked well for a museum day. My partner and I visited (no children with us, which turned out to be a detriment since the museum is very skewed towards the younger set) since we were in the area. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kcdenman
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Set in a scenic location in the hills above Oakland, this is a good medium-sized museum focused on the science of space exploration. It frequently hosts junior high school classes from the surrounding areas. Check their webpage to learn about special events, and also evenings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David G
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Not very much to see. Exhibits are scarce and never change. Great location in a park, employees try hard but not worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 575sealion
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit with family and kids. I went their by myself as I had to write a paper on this. I was happy to be able to visit and view through the telescopes. They have parking. Kind staff that are willing to explain...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jahanbay
Reviewed November 7, 2018

A great place to spend at least part of a day. Their special exhibitions are always interesting. They have exhibits for children and a young children's play area. The telescopes are interesting and staffed by keen docents. Convenient parking and local buses stop here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CalgaryWoman
Reviewed November 6, 2018

My kiddo was doing a moon journal, and his teacher recommended this little trip. We went thru the Regional Park forest in the dark which was an adventure in itself. We went up to the big telescopes on a Saturday night — magical!! Mostly he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jen V
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Went with my niece and her family. They had a Bubble Party for children , apparently they have different events scheduled for adults and children. Saw a small portion of what the place had to offer. Got to view thru the telescopes the planet Jupiter...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Allen G
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to be in Oakland visiting our adult son who lives there, on the first Friday in October. The Chabot is apparently open for the evening the first Friday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $5. There were exhibits, demonstrations,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from pikake1 | Reviewed this property |
Planetarium is included in admission fee as stated below. Adults $18 Seniors $15 Students (13-18) will valid middle or high school id $15 Kids 3-12 $14 Children under 3 free Parking is free Hours on sat 10-10 Sunday... More