Plan Your Visit

The Center Is Temporarily Closed

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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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).

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

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