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May 2019

Slumber With The Stars

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - May 27 @ 9:00 am

Start the Memorial Day holiday early with an out-of-this-world camping experience for the entire family. Your sleepover includes hands-on activities, exclusive after-hours time in the exhibits, planetarium shows and telescope viewing amidst the backdrop of the redwood forest. Enjoy hot chocolate while gazing at the stars and listening to stories about the constellations told by an expert astronomer then camp out under the starry skies or one of our exclusive indoor astronomical exhibitions. Dinner and breakfast are included with dairy…

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June 2019

$5 First Friday: Dinosaurs!

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

AN EXCITING AND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE EVERY FIRST FRIDAY 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…

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Family Hikes

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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Family Hikes

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

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

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. January 13, 2019 Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Members to a special, private telescope viewing. Unlike our regular viewing on Friday and Saturday evenings, EAS personalizes the experience by taking viewing requests, live interaction, and hosting tours. It’s complimentary and it’s exclusively for our members! Sign Up Here

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Lost In Space

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Friday, June 14th 7pm & 8:30pm Price $40 This simulated space mission is strictly for adults only! Bring your friends, grab a beer, rock a flight suit, and experience the thrill of a NASA mission to Mars! Can you make it to the red planet and save your crew from calamity? Wine, beer, and light snacks will be provided. 21 + Get your tickets now!

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Lost In Space

June 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on May 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Friday, June 14th 7pm & 8:30pm Price $40 This simulated space mission is strictly for adults only! Bring your friends, grab a beer, rock a flight suit, and experience the thrill of a NASA mission to Mars! Can you make it to the red planet and save your crew from calamity? Wine, beer, and light snacks will be provided. 21 + Get your tickets now!

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Adult Hike and Sip: Cultural Tales of the Night Sky

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cultural Tales of the Night’s Sky The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. We’ll hike along some of the most popular trails and learn about local history as we uncover evidence from early settlers and will examine local plants as we discuss the ecology of the forest. At sunset, we’ll stop to observe the first of the night’s visible stars and planets and discuss cultural stories related to the night’s sky. Upon return,…

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Family Hikes

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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Family Sleepover: A Father’s Day Themed Experience

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have an unforgettable family experience and keep the Father’s Day celebrations going! You’ll enjoy hands-on making activities, exclusive after-hours time in the exhibits, planetarium shows, stargaze with expert astronomers and enjoy a family hike in the surrounding redwood forest (optional). Complete a special scavenger hunt, and you’ll earn a souvenir Chabot patch to commemorate your experience. Your sleepover includes a dinner and breakfast feast fit for a king. Have a night at the museum as you sleep amongst our exhibits…

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July 2019

First Friday: Lunar First Friday

July 5 @ 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)…

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First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. January 13, 2019 Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Members to a special, private telescope viewing. Unlike our regular viewing on Friday and Saturday evenings, EAS personalizes the experience by taking viewing requests, live interaction, and hosting tours. It’s complimentary and it’s exclusively for our members! Sign Up Here

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Slumber With The Stars

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - July 14 @ 9:00 am

An out-of-this-world camping experience for the entire family! Your sleepover includes hands-on activities, exclusive after-hours time in the exhibits, planetarium shows and telescope viewing amidst the backdrop of the redwood forest. Enjoy hot chocolate while gazing at the stars and listening to stories about the constellations told by an expert astronomer then camp out under the starry skies or one of our exclusive indoor astronomical exhibitions.   Dinner and breakfast are included with dairy free and vegetarian options. All minors…

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Adult Full Moon Night Hike and Sip

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This hike’s theme is Magical Moon!   The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. The 4-5 mile hike will be lit by the full moon. Along the way, you’ll learn about the local history and ecology of the forest and hear interesting stories and facts about the moon.   The evening will be capped off by stargazing and planet hunting on our observation deck. Each hiker will receive two complementary glasses of wine…

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Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission   During the Apollo program of the 1960s and '70s, NASA sent nine missions to the moon. Six of them landed astronauts safely on the surface, the only times humans have visited another world. July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969 as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission.   Join us for hands on moon demos, our new planetarium show, Lunaverse and more to…

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Apollo Party 21+

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This event is after hours and for adults only! Grab a drink and join us for space karaoke, and show off your moves on the dance floor! Enjoy live performances in our Planetarium from Blue Eternity and join the crew of a special simulated mission to the moon! $20   Buy Tickets

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August 2019

First Glance: Member Telescope Viewing

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Membership Exclusive: RSVP Required. January 13, 2019 Each Sunday preceding the 1st quarter moon, the East Bay Astronomical Society invites Members to a special, private telescope viewing. Unlike our regular viewing on Friday and Saturday evenings, EAS personalizes the experience by taking viewing requests, live interaction, and hosting tours. It’s complimentary and it’s exclusively for our members! Sign Up Here

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Adult Night Hike and Sip

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The journey begins at sunset from the Center into the beautiful surrounding redwood forest. During the 4-5 mile hike learn about the local history and ecology of the forest and hear interesting astronomical stories and fun facts. The evening will be capped off by stargazing and planet-hunting on our observation deck. Each hiker will receive two complimentary glasses of wine or beer along with small bites. A perfect evening for a date night or fun with friends!   Capacity is…

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Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12 @ 11:00 pm - August 13 @ 3:00 am

Hang out on our new observation deck and be dazzled as you watch the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower make it annual trip through our atmosphere and light up the night sky. Our astronomers are on hand to answer questions. Hot chocolate and other goodies will be available.   Buy Tickets

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Family Hikes

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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Bubblefest

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for an entire day of hands on bubble fun, live music, face painting and more at our first ever BubbleFest! Learn all about the science behind bubbles, and see how bubbles can change form as professional bubble artists expose the wonders of these remarkable spheres. Join the artist, Sterling Johnson as he creates beautiful, large bubbles with found objects and experience the wonder of Tom Noddy’s Bubble Magic! Tom has taken his uniquely warm and charming sense of…

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Family Hikes

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family along as we take a gentle 2-3-mile round trip walk among the majestic redwoods. We’ll stop and tell stories about Oakland history, identify native plants and trees, and discuss wildlife and indicators of climate change. Due to heavy roots, routes are not accessible by strollers and/or wheelchairs. Hikes may be canceled or rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions or under enrollment. Advance tickets are recommended.   $14, $11 Members, per person   Additional Family Hike Dates/Times:…

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Highly Mixological 21+

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an evening of all things Sci-Fi! Experiment with sciency cocktails and show off your moves on the dance floor! Learn about the possibility of life on other planets and discover the science behind science fiction. Capture a memorable evening dressed in our favorite Sci-Fi garb and enter to win our costume contest! This event is 21+  $20   Buy Tickets

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Highly Mixological After Party

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come for the party and stay for the night! In addition to an all access pass to the popular Highly Mixological party that evening, you’ll have exclusive time to our tinkering/making lounge for hands-on DIY fun, dining and entertainment. After the party ends, enjoy a private showing of the laser light show, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. After the party ends, camp out under the starry skies near the redwood forest or one of our indoor astronomical exhibitions.…

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Bring On The Drums: Drum Making Workshop with Microphone Mechanics

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come make your very own table drum. Design it, build it, learn rhythms, build community, and most importantly take your drum home as a legacy instrument. Recommended for ages 7-107. $20 per person   Buy Tickets  

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