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February 2020

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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First Friday: The Sound of Science

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

Friday, February 7 6-10pm Buy Tickets   Hello science our old friend, we’ve come to learn about sound again. Make some noise at this phonic First Friday! Explore the elements of sound and how living things experience them through hands (and ears)-on interactives lead by our community partners. Loud, quiet, annoying, beautiful: all sounds are welcome!

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Valentine’s Day Love Missions 21+

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Celebrate with your Valentine and take a simulated space mission to Mars! February 13, 7-8pm & 8:30-9:30pm February 14, 7-8pm & 8:30-9:30pm What can be more romantic than a trip to the red planet? Enjoy beer, wine, appetizers and desserts during your mission briefing, and then head to the spacecraft where you and your partner will work together to navigate the spacecraft safely to Mars. This event is 21+.

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Valentine’s Day Love Missions 21+

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on February 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Celebrate with your Valentine and take a simulated space mission to Mars! February 13, 7-8pm & 8:30-9:30pm February 14, 7-8pm & 8:30-9:30pm What can be more romantic than a trip to the red planet? Enjoy beer, wine, appetizers and desserts during your mission briefing, and then head to the spacecraft where you and your partner will work together to navigate the spacecraft safely to Mars. This event is 21+.

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Slumber With The Stars: Written in the Stars, A Night of Celestial Romance

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - February 17 @ 9:00 am

Sunday, February 16, 2020 6pm-9am Buy Tickets   A night at the museum is the stellar date night you'll never forget. The perfect Valentine's Day gift - this romantic evening is just for adults and designed for couples. Start the evening off with a delicious, candlelit dinner in a private museum exhibit. Indulge in a lesson on the history of chocolate, also known as “the food of the gods”, paired with an exclusive show in our 360-degree Planetarium dome. At…

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Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

February 22 @ 10:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm

February 22 & 23 10am-5pm Buy Tickets for Saturday 2/22 Buy Tickets for Sunday 2/23   Weekend Discount Pass   Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 12th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 12th year, the festival continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with a full weekend of events and special programs that include internationally celebrated family-friendly films, special…

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BAICFF Weekend Discount Pass

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

February 22 & 23 10am-5pm Buy Tickets for Saturday 2/22 Buy Tickets for Sunday 2/23   Weekend Discount Pass   Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 12th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 12th year, the festival continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with a full weekend of events and special programs that include internationally celebrated family-friendly films, special…

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Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

February 22 & 23 10am-5pm Buy Tickets for Saturday 2/22 Buy Tickets for Sunday 2/23   Weekend Discount Pass   Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 12th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 12th year, the festival continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with a full weekend of events and special programs that include internationally celebrated family-friendly films, special…

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March 2020

First Friday: Food Fascination

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Throw your table manners out the window and join us as we play with our food! March 6, 6-10pm Buy Tickets Learn all about the science of the food we eat through hands on activities and demonstrations by local community partners. Dig into every aspect of the production and consumption of your daily meals, with an emphasis on education, community, and sustainability.  

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Science Carnival

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

March 21, 10am-5pm Carnival is free with general admission tickets March is Women’s History Month and Chabot is partnering with Scientific Adventures for Girls to honor women’s contributions to science and inspire the next generation of scientists. Our Science Carnival celebrates making science and discovery accessible to all learners. Join us for hands-on exploration, student-led science demos, and an opportunity to chat with inspiring role models from all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields!

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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April 2020

First Friday: Home Run

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Back by popular demand: it’s our 2nd annual First Friday with the Oakland A's! April 3 6-10 p.m. Join nine-time World Series Champions, the Oakland A’s, to learn all about the science behind America’s favorite pastime. Featuring all your favorite science of baseball hits and a special appearance from A’s mascot and elephant-about-town, Stomper!

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Apollo 13 50th Anniversary

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 11 Included with Admission 50 years after launch, we’re looking back on the Apollo 13 mission, source of the infamous “Houston, we have a problem” message. Join us for a day of astronaut activities and a special screening of Apollo 13 (1995).

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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May 2020

First Friday: Star Wars Party

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

May the Fourth be with you! 6-10 p.m. May 1 Join us for our 3rd annual Star Wars Party and show off your best at our Star Wars fashion show and dance party! Catch special appearances from some of your favorite characters from the saga, and stay for a screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. 

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Explore Science: Earth & Space Celebration & Sleepover

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - May 31 @ 9:00 am

SLUMBER WITH THE STARS, Explore Science: Earth & Space Celebration & Sleepover In partnership with National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) Saturday, May 30th 6 p.m. - 9 a.m. Families with children ages 5+ The Explore Science: Earth & Space event at is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science. This exciting event is an opportunity to connect with current NASA science research and explore…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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June 2020

First Friday: Robots

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beep, bop, boop 6-10 p.m. June 5 From the Jetsons to Star Wars to Wall-E, Robots have intrigued kids and adults for generations. As reality catches up with science fiction, bots are as exciting as ever! Join us for this droid-tastic First Friday and cheer for your favorite fighter in Roomba Battle, play Heads Up with Alexa, and even build a robot of your own. Check out what local makers and high school robotics teams are up to. And don't…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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July 2020

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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August 2020

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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September 2020

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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October 2020

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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November 2020

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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December 2020

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come up the hill to Chabot and join us for an evening of stargazing at our very special Member Telescope Viewings! We'll be joining the Eastbay Astronomical Society in wonder at the night sky through our three research-grade telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie! So bring your questions and your guests and we'll do the rest! This event is weather permitting.   RSVP

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