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Chabot Space & Science Center

Science Museum, Café, and Planetarium
  • Bill K.
    "their awesome telescopes!"(6 Tips)
    George D.
    "Beautiful view from the observation deck"(3 Tips)
24 Tips and reviews
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  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PFebruary 24, 2015
    First time visitor. Planetarium and laser show were very cool. Had sandwiches for lunch and they were surprisingly delicious despite their $10 price tag. On that note, the place was filthy...
  • RLR Masterhandyman on Piedmont Ave. M.
    Talk w/ folks there and go on a clear night. I'm saying be prepared to interact with the really nice and very involved folks that are available.regal if you slow down.
  • George D.
    George DyFebruary 16, 2015
    Beautiful view from the observation deck and extremely knowledgable staff. Definitely consider an annual pass and look out for deals on Groupon.
  • Ari C.
    Ari CFebruary 23, 2014
    Call and check for private events before you go. They're open until 10pm on Saturdays but closed early at 5 for a private event.
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 23, 2011
    A time-honored Oakland institution, the center has been peering into the California skies nightly for more than 125 years with its three telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Bill K.
    Bill KennedyFebruary 19
    Come on a clear weekend night and look through their awesome telescopes!
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 30, 2011
    Did you know? Founded in 1883, Chabot Space and Science Center is today the largest public telescope facility in the nation. Read more
  • NASA
    NASADecember 7, 2010
    Astronauts have to cope with both physical and mental challenges when living in confines of a spacecraft. Learn how they do this by trying out exercise gear, space tools, and eating astronaut food! Read more
  • Yoplait
    YoplaitSeptember 6, 2011
    A great place to exercise your brain AND have fun! Find hands-on, interactive access to fun exhibits, displays and videos about planet earth and the universe.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    The annual New Year's Balloon Drop is a fun way to celebrate New Year’s Eve day with the kids. Buy tickets in advance, though, because it always sells out.Powered by Read more
  • Nikkol "Nico" B.
    Nikkol "Nico" BoBoJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    First year they're doing summer camp! Ezra is taking video game design and a rocket lab!
  • Katrin B.
    Katrin Boeke-PurkisOctober 8, 2014
    The warm sandwiches at the Bean Sprout Cafe are fabulous!
  • Amanda M.
    Best place to park if you are at the park before the sun comes up!
  • Malyssa G.
    Malyssa GilliamAugust 2, 2013
    Definitely not an entire day affair. See a planetarium show at night and view the telescopes. Seems like that would be more entertaining.
  • Rod S.
    Rod ShieldsDecember 22, 2012
    Just sampled the sweetest chocolate all the way down to the bitterest.
  • OurTripVideos
    OurTripVideosJanuary 6, 2015
    Chabot Space and Science Center,East Bay Area, Oakland, CA - Pictures Read more
  • Madison M.
    Madison MottaJanuary 11, 2014
    perfect place to hold a nerdy educational Gala
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MuszalskiSeptember 26, 2011
    Come for the space, stay for the science!
  • Rae C.
    Rae C.September 23, 2014
    The kids love the planetarium.
  • Ingrid V.
    Ingrid VierneAugust 11, 2014
    Real space stuff
  • isica l.
    isica lynnJune 30, 2010
    Free telescope viewing on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Timothy V.
    Timothy VogelNovember 10, 2009
    free looks at the universe through 3 different and FABULOUS telescopes every Fri-Sat night after dark Read more
  • TerraTopia
    TerraTopiaMay 17, 2011
    Get up close and personal with the stars! Read more
  • HerMajesty Ms. Mecca
    HerMajesty Ms. MeccaSeptember 19, 2010
    decent food for the kids, prices are average
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