Oakland's Chabot Space & Science Center gives people the opportunity to learn more about the amazing universe that surrounds us. Through entertaining exhibits and shows at their Planetarium they aim to increase people's knowledge about space science in an engaging and memorable manner.
Things to Do
- Catch a show at the Center's Ask Jeeves Planetarium. Be enthralled by the 70 foot digital projection system and the high quality digital sound that brings the spectacle to life. They have music shows based on the songs of Pink Floyd and The Beatles along with space related shows.
- The Center has plenty of exhibits that are informative and interesting. Beyond Blastoff gives visitors an insight into the bizarre living conditions and grueling work of astronauts based in the International Space Station.
- One Giant Leap will give you the chance to learn more about lunar landings while you can get closer to the center of our Solar System at the Touch the Sun exhibit. Tales of the Maya Skies accompanies one of the Center's Planetarium shows which explores everything we know about Mayan history and culture.
- The Center is home to giant telescopes. They make their Observatory open to the public for evening, daytime and solar viewings.
Chabot Space & Science Center Insider Tips
- The Center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
- There are plenty of ways to get involved with the Center. If you would like to support their programs they gratefully accept donations. If you would prefer to donate your time then you can work at the Center as a volunteer. Volunteer positions are available for teenagers as well as adults.