What does it mean to be a member?

Becoming a member at Chabot Space & Science Center includes more than free, day-time admission to the Center. Giving a membership opens the door for so many special experiences and memories for all ages to enjoy.


Wow Moments at Festivals

“We had a great time at BubbleFest! We can’t wait for more events and visits!”

Members get priority and discounted registration for festivals, summer camp, events, and workshops. This includes the family-favorite festival days: Balloon Drop, TinkerFest and BubbleFest.



Sparks of Curiosity in Exhibits

“The exhibits are fabulous. There are so many new things to learn there every time we come. The whole setup is thoughtful, there’s a lot of variety.”

There’s always something new to learn and enjoy with free, unlimited admission during regular operating hours. Look forward to new science demonstrations, activities and more all throughout the year.


New Discoveries through Telescopes

“This is by far the best science museum, especially for kids into planets. The best part is the telescopes on the roof. The volunteers are knowledgeable, friendly and so helpful. We spend hours here.”

Every starry-eyed space enthusiast will love exclusive access to monthly Members-only telescope viewings. These are special opportunities for custom viewings and peeks into the cosmos.


Treats from the Cafe and Gift Shop

“After living in Oakland all my life, I had no idea how fun Chabot Space Center was until recently. This place has now become a family tradition. The staff is super friendly. And the food is awesome!”

Try something delicious in the Town Kitchen Cafe or take home uniquely whimsical souvenirs from the Starry Night Gift Shop with exclusive member discounts!


Exploration in Science Centers Across the Country

“The membership more than pays for itself after a month or two for us. There’s just so much to do. We use it all the time.”

Becoming a Chabot member unlocks new opportunities far past the hills of Oakland. Enjoy discounted or free admission to science centers and museums worldwide through the ASTC Passport program.


Other Benefits Include:

    • Unlimited admission during regular operating hours
    • Priority and discounted registration for summer camp, events, and workshops
    • All member levels are 100% tax-deductible
    • Exclusive access to monthly Members-only telescope viewings
    • Subscription to our e-newsletter Member Insight


Feel Good While Having Fun

Your membership helps Chabot provide quality and inspiring programming and outreach for thousands of students and teachers across the Bay Area and supports the upkeep of our historic telescopes.

Feel good while having fun: Your memberships supports the Center’s educational and public programs.