Chabot Space and Science Center opens at ten in the morning Tuesday through Saturday. On Friday and Saturday the facility closes at ten at night, Tuesday through Thursday the facility closes at five in the evening. The Center is closed on Mondays. The center was founded during 1883 as an observatory.
Visitors to the Chabot can see the Planetarium, displays, interactive exhibits and large screen shows exploring the life on earth on the universe. The facility offers a complete program of summer camps, classes, workshops and special events. The center is found in the redwood parkland of the hills over Oakland. Located a little less than three miles from the freeway it is home to three telescopes and the country's largest public facility for telescopes.
Leah, Rachel and Nellie are the three telescopes. There are thousands of students that visit the Chabot Space and Science Center each year from the Bay Area. Field trips to the facility can include a number of classes that are curriculum approved in a variety of subject areas such as environmental science, geology, biology, space and chemistry in addition to others. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Chabot Space and Science Center directly.