Plan Your Visit

The Center Is Temporarily Closed

Chabot Space & Science Center plans to reopen for general admission in June 2021.  Although our doors are not open for general admission, our work continues as we provide engaging and accessible learning opportunities for our community. 
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Monday & Tuesday

10am – 5pm


Open for the following holidays:

  • Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 10am-2pm
  • New Year’s Eve Day, Dec. 31: 10am-5pm
  • New Year’s Day, Jan. 1: 10am-2pm
  • MLK Day, Jan. 20: 10am-5pm
  • President’s Day, Feb. 17: 10am-5pm
  • Memorial Day, May 25: 10am-5pm

Closed for the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day

Special Closures & Festival Days

Be sure to check here before you visit for information on special closures.

Chabot hosts two annual Festival Days with all-inclusive special General Admission pricing that reflects the increased activities of these celebratory days.  In 2020, these days include:

  • Tinkerfest
  • Bubblefest

Please check the Event Listing for General Admissions Pricing for Festival Days.


General Admission
General Admission includes all planetarium shows
Youth (ages 3 -12)
Seniors (65+), Students (13-18 or college ID)
Military, ASTC, Seniors, Students, Golden State Advantage Cardholders, Groups (15 or more.)

Whether you are planning an adventure for the entire family or a date night for two, Chabot Space & Science Center is the ideal place to stretch your boundaries and expand your universe!

General Admission includes access to Chabot’s hands-on interactive exhibitions, a full-dome large Planetarium and the historic Observatory.

Buy General Admission tickets online, or onsite at the Box Office.

The average visitor spends approximately 3-5 hours at the Center. Plan your day in advance by downloading our Map (pdf). General Admission includes all planetarium shows. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance for weekends, holidays, and special events.

The Observatory is also open Friday and Saturday evenings for telescope viewing (weather permitting).

See below for information on General Admission Pricing for Festival Days.

Visitor Services & Box Office

Phone: (510) 336-7373
Email: VisitorInfo@ChabotSpace.org


The Center provides a wide variety of accommodations to individuals with distinct needs. 

  • Accessible parking is located near the main entrance across from the parking structure. Additional parking is located in the Staff Parking Lot below the observatory complex.
  • Wheelchairs are available at the Front Desk on a first come, first served basis. Please call ahead to reserve one.
  • Wheelchair seating is available in the planetarium on a first come, first served basis.
  • With the aid of special eyepiece, Nellie, our 36″ reflector telescope, is wheelchair accessible. Please call ahead to make arrangements.
  • Service animals are permitted in the Center.

Please call Visitor Services at (510) 336-7373 for further assistance.

Dining & Shopping

Chabot offers shopping in its Starry Nights Gift Shop and is located on the main floor of the Spees Building. Hours follow the Center’s regular hours. Please enjoy a meal in our Café located on the main floor of the Spees Building. Hours of operations are located on The Town Kitchen webpage.

Members Receive A Full Year of Regular Admission