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$5 First Friday: Dinosaurs!

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Each $5 First Friday at Chabot is an exciting and immersive experience for all ages! Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore!

Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served. $5 admission begins at 6pm, and does not apply from 10am-5pm. The Center is closed to the general public between 5-6pm (with the exceptions of current CSSC members) and reopens at 6pm for $5 First Friday.


Travel back in time to a place where dinosaurs ruled the Earth!

Meet paleontologists, uncover fossils, participate in a giant dig and understand what life was like for animals in prehistoric times!


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DJ Dance Party!

Time: 6-10pm

Location: Rotunda

Join the DJ for a giant dance party for all humans and velociraptors!


Zeiss Astronomy Presentation: The Sky Tonight

Times: 6:30pm & 7:15pm

Location: Planetarium

Explore the cosmos as a Chabot Astronomer leads you through the galaxy using a Zeiss Universarium Mark VIII Star Projector. This recently restored Zeiss projector uses advanced fiber-optics to project stars with astonishing clarity.


Mini Missions: Escape from Mars!

Times: 7pm & 8:30pm

Location: Challenger Learning Center

Do you have the right stuff to make an emergency escape from the Red Planet in your spacecraft? Join us this First Friday for this new, exciting, and immersive mission simulation.

Participant Selection Process:

· Must be 10 years or older to participate

· Maximum 12 participants per mission

· Participants for each mission will be drawn through a raffle.

· Raffles for each mission will take place in front of Challenger Learning Center starting at the following times: 6:45pm and 8:15pm

· Those not drawn in the raffle are invited to observe from Mission Control


Story Time

Times: 7:15pm & 8pm

Location: Observation Deck

Gather around our Master Storyteller and hear exciting tales! Fun for the whole family.


Telescope Makers Workshop

Time: 7-10pm

Location: Chemistry/Physics Lab

Open to all ages, the Telescope Makers’ Workshop is an all-volunteer group committed to helping people build their own telescopes. Drop in to see what they are up to.


Telescope Viewing

Time: 7:30-10:30pm

Location: Telescope Complex

Star Stories

Time: 9pm

Location: Observation Deck

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.