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The Inside Scoop

Chabot Space & Science Center is a center for science learning featuring interactive exhibits, planetariums, a large screen theater, hands-on activities and three powerful telescopes. Chabot's full dome Planetarium features Northern California’s only Zeiss Universarium star projector that can illuminate 9000 stars and celestial objects as well as a digital sky projector.

NASA has landed in Oakland!

The NASA Experience is a hands-on exhibition that brings to life the thrilling, challenging and inspiring process of scientific discovery by showcasing the real stories and people at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Visitors step into the role of a NASA scientist through embarking on hands-on challenges, exploring more than 30+ objects that showcase Ames’ past and future, and getting to know real NASA scientists.

Plan a visit today and step into the role of a NASA scientist!


General Admission:
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Monday-Friday


Members: Free
Adults (12+): $24
Children (2-12): $19
Seniors (65+): $19

About Chabot Space & Science Center

Chabot Space & Science Center is a non-profit institution and community resource located on 13 trail-laced acres in Redwood Regional Park in Oakland amid the largest stand of coastal redwoods in the East Bay.  Chabot features a 241-seat full dome planetarium, interactive and hands-on exhibits, space artifacts, a giant screen theater, a Challenger Learning Center, and the only research-level telescopes regularly available to the public for weekly live viewing in the Western United States.

Chabot’s mission is to inspire and educate learners of all ages about the Universe and Planet Earth.

While the mask mandate has been lifted in Alameda County, Chabot’s mask policy remains the same until further notice. All visitors ages 2+ are required to continue wearing masks at the Center unless eating or drinking.‚Äč Guided by our best understanding of current science, this supports the health of our community and allows us to provide fun and engaging learning experiences. We will closely monitor data and guidance from local health officials and the CDC as our policy evolves. Please be sure to check the website before your visit for the most current information. 

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