The mission of Chabot Space & Science Center is to be a place for students of all ages to learn and be inspired about the Universe and the Planet Earth.
Founded as an observatory in 1883, today Chabot offers visitors hands-on experiences, interactive exhibits and space related artifacts, and Planetarium shows that explore the universe and life here on earth. Combined with a changing program of workshops, 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 - the three magnificent telescopes and the largest on the west coast open weekly to the public. 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 extremely proud of its reputation as 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.
Chabot Space & Science Center’s dedicated and talented team of staff, instructors, volunteers and Board Members is committed to ensuring every visitor’s experience exceeds their expectation. They hope you will be inspired by what you discover and experience here, and leave with new questions in mind and new ideas stirring the imagination.
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