Chabot Space & Science Center
ounded as an observatory in 1883, today Chabot offers visitors the very latest in hands-on, interactive exhibits, displays, and Planetarium and large-screen shows that explore the mysteries of the universe and of life here on earth
Combined with a full program of activity-filled classes, workshops, Space & Science Camp, outreach programs and special events, Chabot Space & Science Center has become the Bay Area’s go to destination for visitors of all ages who want to discover and learn about space and earth sciences.
Set amid beautiful redwood parkland in the hills above Oakland, yet just 2.5 miles off the freeway, Chabot is also home to Nellie, Rachel and Leah, three magnificent telescopes and the largest public telescope facility in the country.
Here visitors of all ages can experience for themselves the wonders of the cosmos as they gaze through the telescopes at distant stars and planets.
Chabot Space & Science Center is one of Northern California’s leading centers for informal science education. Each year they host literally thousands of students from throughout the Bay Area, visiting Chabot on field trips that can include curriculum-approved classes in subjects as diverse as chemistry, geology, space, biology, environmental science, and climate change.
LOCATION: 10000 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, CA (510) 238-2200
Website • 5.0 miles From Hotel