Surround yourself with dazzling sights of the universe at Chabot Space and Science Center, located in the Oakland hills, just 10 minutes from downtown Oakland. The Center features a fascinating array of interactive exhibits that take you to the known edges of deep space, fun-for-the-whole-family hands-on activities, an exhilarating immersive experience in a state-of-the-art digital fulldome planetarium, thrilling large screen movies, and powerful telescopes that deliver stunning revelations of the night sky.

Chabot Space & Science Center is the continuation and expansion of a public observatory that has served San Francisco Bay Area schools and citizens with astronomy and science education programs for over 115 years. The institution began in 1883 as the Oakland Observatory, with telescopes donated by Anthony Chabot. It was relocated to a new site and opened on August 19, 2000. The new Chabot Space & Science Center is an 86,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art science and technology education facility on a 13-acre site in the hills of Oakland, California.