Field Trips

 Book early to reserve your spot! Open to grades TK-12th, for all school organizations. 

Go beyond the ordinary: explore space, science and technology at Chabot and NASA Ames Visitor Center!

Get ready for you and your class to embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure that sparks your students’ imagination. We are excited to welcome you to Chabot Space & Science Center, home of NASA Ames Visitor Center.

Students are immersed in hands-on NGSS-aligned design challenges that show them what it is like to work at NASA such as building and driving rovers, testing plane designs in a wind tunnel, and tinkering with materials to test spacesuit design.

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Chabot offers two different packages for field trips.

1. Standard Visit (Exhibits + Planetarium Show + Live Science Show)

Up to 32 students max per group, 8 adults, including teacher, $390 

Up to 6 groups booked per visit date. 


2. Workshop Package (Exhibits + Planetarium Show +Live Science Show + 60 min Workshop)

Up to 32 students max per group, 8 adults including teacher, $525 

Up to 3 groups booked per visit date. 

Our 60-minute workshops are designed to cater to a variety of grade levels. Read more about our offerings at the link below to choose the best one for your classes. 

Click here to read our Workshop Descriptions


Additional students are welcomed at a rate of $12 per ticket and adults at $15 per ticket with approval.

We are happy to still offer our 20% discount to all Title 1 schools!


Every Field Trip Includes: 

  • A visit to NASA Ames Visitor Center in Studio 1, which is a highly facilitated and hands-on exhibition that brings to life the thrilling, challenging and inspiring process of scientific discovery by showcasing the real stories and people at NASA’s Ames Research Center. 
  • Time to explore the entire center’s exhibit spaces throughout the two buildings, including Studio 2: Going the Distance, Astrolight, Studio 3: CoLab: Other Worlds, and Touch the Sun. 
  • A Planetarium show in our new and improved 70-foot dome that transports audiences on explorations of Earth and beyond.
  • A live Science Show that features a series of exciting science demonstrations performed live by Chabot’s science educators, highlighting concepts in chemistry, physics, and more. 
  • Access to our observatory complex featuring three large scale telescopes, and adjacent Redwood Park for nature hikes or a sunny outdoor place for large groups to enjoy lunch. 


If interested in reserving your spot, fill out our field trip request form with potential dates and our education team will get back to you with more information.

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Contact schoolvisit@chabotspace.org with any questions.