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Saturday June 30

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5:00 PM  –  10:00 AM

Odyssey Overnights

Blast off into an out of this world experience exploring the outer realms of space! This program will take your group from Earth into the great unknown through workshops, activities, exhibits, telescopes and planetarium offerings.

If you're looking for our public family Slumber with the Stars seasonal overnights use this link:

Here are some of our exciting new programmatic features: 

  • Exclusive access to the science center after 5pm

  • Telescope optics led by the East Bay Astronomical Society

  • New planetarium shows that specially cover constellation identification and the correlation between the earth, moon and sun for older groups

  • A private day-in-the-life of an astronomer session

  • Increased sleeping capacity

  • Private planetarium shows

  • Discounts for Chabot members 

The odyssey overnight includes: 

  • Exhibit Exploration

  • Planetarium Shows

  • Educational Program

  • Complimentary souvenir patch

  • Telescope viewing (Weather/availability permitting)

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Overview of the constellations in the planetarium 

Availability: 5pm-10am (No early entry) 

Check-in period: 5pm-5:30pm - Program starts at 5:30pm (late entry is permissible.)

Minimum group size: None (If your group has less than 225 participants they will be combined with other groups.  

Maximum group size: 250

Open To: school aged children through adult 

Rate: $80 per youth/ $60 per adult  

Member Discount: $10 off per member* 

 *The member discount is limited to participants from the same household. 


MEMBERS: You must login to your member account to receive the discount. Once you complete the registration information and add tickets to your shopping cart, your discount will be automatically applied.


Meals: Catered dinner and breakfast by LaBonne Cuisine's Bistro Express may be included for an additional $20 per person. Participants may also bring their own meals. (No heating or refrigeration is available.) Meal sales will end 2 weeks prior to your event. No ordering is available onsite. Chabot's Bean Sprouts cafe will not be open during your overnight experience. Use this link to purchase meal tickets. 


Educational Program:

Your reservation includes astronomy, telescope and planetarium programming.  Separate from the workshop are informal astronomy activity stations, planetarium shows and telescope viewing. Cub and Boy Scout groups automatically will be given a program that includes segments designed to meet the astronomy merit badge requirements. (Determined by participant enrollment ages).  The public overnight options do not include scout requirements.  



Online reservations cancelled 90 days in advance or greater will receive a 100% refund less a 5% processing fee per ticket. There are no refunds, reductions or cancellations allowed for group reservation orders. Spaces will not be held without guarantee of full enrollment. Additional spaces may be added until enrollment is full.