Keeping Our Community Healthy

Updated March 28

Following guidance from the CDC and local medical officials, Chabot Space & Science Center is currently closed to the public

There are no known confirmed or potential cases of COVID-19 at Chabot Space & Science Center. Our decision to close the Center is a precautionary measure, based on the guidance from the CDC, Alameda County Public Health Department and medical officials. 

Any updates regarding COVID-19 or Chabot Space and Science Center’s response to the situation will be communicated to all visitors via email, posted on the website, and shared via social media channels.

 

How am I impacted by this closure?

Cancellations include all field trips, planetarium shows, free telescope viewings and public access to the Center. 

We will extend all memberships by the amount of time that we are closed. Our team will reach out to members and donors with more information.  

Chabot Space and Science Center will continue to serve our community, using our platforms to inspire and educate learners of all ages. Look forward to new, engaging virtual STEM content. Receive updates on new educational tools through our newsletter

 

We count on your support

Now more than ever, we need scientific and critical thinking to address our world’s threats and challenges, including COVID-19, climate change, and more. At this challenging time, our community’s institutions and their educational work are more important than ever. Please consider supporting Chabot Space and Science Center to keep STEM education accessible to all.
Thank you for your continued support.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chabot Space and Science Center (CSSC) open?

Following guidance from the CDC and local medical officials, the Center is currently closed to keep our community healthy and safe.

Have there been any confirmed or potential cases of COVID-19 at CSSC?

Currently, there are no known confirmed or potential cases of COVID-19 at Chabot Space and Science Center. Our decision to close the Center is a precautionary measure, based on the guidance from the CDC, Alameda County Public Health Department and medical officials.

When will CSSC reopen? 

The Center will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, and we will continue to rely on guidance from public officials as we make decisions about reopening.

How will CSSC provide updates ?

Any updates regarding COVID-19 or Chabot Space and Science Center's response to the situation will be communicated to all visitors via email, posted on the website, and shared via social media channels.

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How is CSSC monitoring COVID-19?

We continue to monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control, the Alameda County Public Health Department, and other officials from Alameda County to guide our policy and update protocols.

What steps is CSSC taking to ensure staff and visitor safety?

We have amplified our established cleaning policies and practices in accordance with CDC guidelines.

  • We have made it a top priority to disinfect surfaces throughout the Center on a more frequent, regular basis.
  • We have added hand sanitizer stations, making sure they are available in all exhibits, meeting rooms and the front desk.
  • All bathrooms have posters from the CDC reminding our participants to maintain safe hygiene practices.
Who can I contact for more information?

For additional information regarding Chabot Space and Science Center’s response to COVID-19, please email pr@chabotspace.org.

How can I protect myself and others?

We encourage our visitors and employees to protect themselves and others by taking the following actions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alameda County Health Department that can prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses:

o Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth or face with unwashed hands

o Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care

o Avoid close contact with people who are sick

o Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze

o Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces you touch

o Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask

How can I learn more about COVID-19?