Odyssey Overnights

A group of young visitors participating in a workshop.

Scout Overnight booking will open July 1, 2024 for the 2024-2025 Season

Bring your youth, scout or school group on a space and astronomy adventure! Imagine looking lightyears away at the cosmos through Chabot’s historic telescopes or in the East Bay’s only full-dome planetarium experience. Your group will love hands-on science learning with Chabot’s exciting workshop experiments and exhibitions.   

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A group of young visitors wearing goggles and gloves completing a workshop and posing for a picture. PROGRAM INCLUDES 

During the 6 p.m.- 9 a.m. visit hours, participants will enjoy a themed workshop, planetarium show, exhibit scavenger hunt, Zeiss sky workshop with the East Bay Astronomical Society  and Telescope Viewing (weather permitting). Dinner, breakfast and badges (when applicable) are included. 



Dinner and breakfast are included in your overnight stay. The meals are pre-ordered and delivered. Therefore, we may not be able to accept last-minute adjustments. The deadline to indicate meal preference type is due no later than 10 days prior to the overnight. If unspecified, meat is the default selection.  



Odyssey overnights are designed for school-aged children 5 and up through adult. CO-ED siblings ages 5+ and parents may attend with an accompanying ticket. Some restrictions apply.  

Family Slumber with the Stars is designed for children ages 4 and up, parent/chaperones required. No adults unaccompanied without children.  

Adult Slumber with the Stars includes activities for participants ages 21+.  



Need a list of logistics, sample schedule, and what to bring items? Check out our Chaperone Survival Guide to plan your overnight.



All attendees must complete our required Overnight Consent Release Liability Form 

 Please distribute the online consent, liability and meal selection form to all attendees. This link is available via the website and in the receipt for all online orders. A separate form is required per participant. We will have extra forms onsite for last minute or forgetful attendees. Please complete no later than 10 days prior to visit. 





In this classic scout favorite, you will learn about the origins of asteroids, meteors and comets, where they come from, what’s they’re made-of, when and how you can see them, and who studies them and why. Then, learn about the real NASA missions to explore some of these mysterious rocks. Lastly, you’ll finish the workshop by making a simulated dry ice comet.   



Your mission is to plan an expedition of lunar discovery on the moon. You’ll learn, through hands-on exploration and challenges, about rockets, aerodynamics, and the science and geology of the Earth’s nearest neighbor, the moon. Choose a role from scientist, engineer, astronomer, researcher, astronaut to astrogeologist. You’ll also learn about the real people who work for NASA and how you can too.   



  • A girl scout wearing yellow googles and making a fun expression for the camera. Daisies: Space Science Explorer | Brownies: Space Science Adventurer 
  • Juniors: Space Science Investigator  
  • Cadettes: Space Science Researcher  
  • Seniors: Space Science Expert | Ambassadors: Space Science Master (Daytime workshop available) 

If you have a group of over 150 participants or a corporate group, contact us to arrange a complete buy-out.  

Learn more about overnight program descriptions and correlations here.




Visitors seated in the planetarium and preparing to watch a show. The online ticketing system is for the convenience of groups, individuals and families who wish to pay by credit card in full at the time of reservation.

There is a special field to indicate your group, pack or troop affiliation to keep your group together. This method is preferred, rather than collecting payment from individual families. It prevents group leaders from getting stuck with outstanding payments from those unable to attend and pre-paid nonrefundable cancelations.

Please note: the online platform is limited to 99 transactions per order. Online tickets will remain available for sale until sold out. Tickets paper or digital barcode are required for entry. Tickets may be transferred to other attendees or substitutes.  



There are no cancelations or reductions for group reservations or online ticket orders. This includes outstanding balances for overestimated attendees.




Scheduled events that are unable to occur as a result of emergencies outside the control of Chabot will be rescheduled to a later available date as availability permits. Groups and guests are entitled to reschedule without penalty until such a time that regulations allow event gatherings.


For more information contact: Overnights@chabotspace.org