Lay on the grass and look up at the stars! Bring your sleeping bags and blankets and come listen to an expert stargazer explain the mythology behind the constellations, stories from the night sky as seen throughout history and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the night's sky.
Two young adventurers turn an old cardboard box into a rocket and with the help of a magical book and their vivid imaginations blast off on an awesome journey to the most amazing places in the Solar System. Gasp in amazement at the huge planet Jupiter, find out what Saturn’s rings are made of and discover the secret of the cardboard rocket. The show has been upgraded for digital full-dome systems and provides an excellent introduction to the nine planets of our Solar System. Especially for ages 5 to 10.
Running Time 30 minutes
FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
Space is limited and by reservation only.
FREE Member Admission, RSVP Required!
Space is limited and by reservation only, so call (510) 336-7392 for tickets today.
Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the Eastbay Astronomical Society invites you to a special private telescope viewing. Unlike our regular viewing on Friday and Saturday evenings, EAS personalizes the experience by taking viewing requests, live interaction, and hosting tours and it's exclusively for our members!
Start your weekend early and spend your Friday night at Chabot! Explore our hands-on exhibits, take a planetarium show and gaze through the telescopes with our experts.
This Winter join us for your favorite board and strategy games, or train as the astronauts do in our station based workshop. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.
$5 Fridays after 5pm (all admission tickets are $5) dates are:
- Friday, February 12th, 2016 from 5pm to 10pm
- Friday, March 11th, 2016 from 5pm to 10pm
- Friday, April 8th, 2016 from 5pm to 10pm
Tickets must be used on the dates specified
$5 Fridays Admission includes:
• One Digital Dome Planetarium Show (First come, first serve basis. We recommend arriving 10 - 20 minutes before the first show you are scheduled to see.)
• Access to interactive exhibits featuring Bill Nye's Climate Lab and the Touch the Sun exhibit
• Access to the Observatory Complex. Day & evening Telescope Viewing is available (Weather Permitting)
• Free Parking
Planetarium Show Information
Plan Your Visit FAQ
The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner & outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.
ASTRONAUT is produced by the National Space Centre.
Running Time 25 minutes
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the "seventh wonder of the modern world," Mexico's Chichén Itzá. Hear the story of the ancient Maya civilization. Experience Tales of the Maya Skies, a new digital full-dome planetarium show produced by Chabot Space & Science Center. Narrated by Latin Grammy Award winner Lila Downs, Tales of the Maya Skies transports us to the jungles of Mexico, presenting the rich history and culture of the ancient Maya. Using the latest three dimensional laser scanning and advanced graphic techniques, Tales of the Maya Skies weaves together the richness of Maya culture, stories, science and contributions to our way of life.
A Chabot Space & Science Center production. Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation
Running Time 33 Minutes
Find out more about the show
Ever wonder what it's like to be an astronaut on a space mission? Find out in our Challenger Learning Center® as you experience the thrill and excitement of a NASA simulated space mission to Mars! Become an important member on a dynamic team accomplishing the goals of your mission. You are a vital member of the crew!
Age Range: 10 years to adult (younger children aged 7-9 may participate when teamed with an adult)
Members: Click the "Sign In" button, located in the upper right-hand side of the window to apply your member discount during the check-out process.
To the Moon... with no return? Be the first to come see our newest planetarium show Back to the Moon for Good. This new planetarium show follows the excitement of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. The ultimate example of citizen science, the winning team will successfully land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, have it travel 500 meters on the surface, and send back video imagery. Who will win the $30million prize? After 40 years, the race is heating up once again, get in on the action!
Running Time 25 minutes
Just as the Space Race began, Dawn of the Space Age starts with the launch of Sputnik and includes important Russian space history as well as the American Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programs. The show transports viewers to the International Space Station, the X-prize winning private space ship and on to future Mars exploration.
Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man's first steps into space. Who were these men and women that took part in these dangerous, heroic endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in this epic realistically animated production.
DAWN OF THE SPACE AGE a Mirage3D Production - Distributed by Sky-Skan, Inc.
Running Time 38 minutes
Experience the wonders of the Universe at a discounted rate for groups of at least 15 people.
Group admission includes daytime observing on the telescope deck, one show in the Planetarium or Megadome, and access to our hands-on exhibits.
GROUP ADMISSIONS POLICIES:
Advance registration is required for groups of 30 or greater.
For groups with visitors under 18, a chaperone ratio of one adult per five children is suggested. A minimum of one adult per ten children is required. For safety, chaperones are expected to be clearly identifiable and stay with their group at all times.
We suggest bringing lunches for your visit, as cafe lines can be very long on busy days. Outdoor seating is available in the courtyard or you may want to lead your group pn an easy hike to a nearby picnic area. On rainy days, groups are permitted to eat in the Mezzanine or other non-exhibit areas of the museum, as directed by staff.
Access to the Planetarium and Megadome is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Theater seating begins approximately 15 minutes prior to showtime, and late seating is not allowed. Food and beverages are not allowed in theaters. For the enjoyment of all, we ask guests to please refrain from using electronic devices during planetarium shows.
Group admission is timed and limited to 200 visitors per hour. Please arrive as close to your scheduled entry time as possible.
Parking for buses and other large vehicles is available in our lower lot. The traffic circle is for drop-off and pick-up only. Carpooling is highly encouraged as parking is limited.
Cancellation and Refunds:
- 30+ Days: 100%
- 10 - 29 Days: 50%
- 0 - 10 Days: No Refund
Celebrate your favorite future astronaut with a birthday party at Chabot Space & Science Center!
Our weekend Birthday Party package includes all-day admission the Center for up to 30 guests of any age.
The adventure begins with an hour and a half in a private party room decked out with a festive celestial theme, tables and chairs for all your guests and a dress-up photo booth. Spend the rest of the day taking in a Planetarium show, exploring our interactive exhibits and peering through high-powered telescopes.
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The party room is open to hosts 15 minutes prior to start time.
Hosts and party guests are welcome to enter the Center at any time on the day of the party, but note that available storage for food, gifts, etc. is limited to the cart provided to hosts at check-in.
Public: $450 + refundable $50 cleaning deposit
Member: $400 + refundable $50 cleaning deposit
For large events and after-hours rentals, please contact Events@ChabotSpace.org