Explore the Chabot Space and Science Center

July 15, 2018
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Attractions

Oakland, California is a city which is renowned for being buzzing with life and excitement. At every turn, and at any given time, there is some sort of event or festival occurring. The people and places in Oakland, California are as awake at night as they are during the day, and with so many awesome attractions this really comes as no surprise. There is something to learn at every sight, and it can be difficult to decide where to start. For those with a peaked interest in all things space-related, we recommend that you stop by the Chabot Space and Science Center.

About the Chabot Space and Science Center
The Chabot Space and Science Center is a non-profit organization that aims to educate all who visit it of the wonders of space. Featuring a 241-seat full-dome planetarium, a screen theatre, hands-on exhibits and genuine space artifacts, there is so much to see and learn about in this amazing center. This center even has available research-level telescopes which are available to the public and a Challenger Learning Center. It goes without saying that you’ll never be bored at the Chabot Space and Science Center.

There are many highlights to visiting this center. Many of the exhibits at the Chabot Space and Science Center are interactive, and  the facility itself expands across 86,000 square feet on 13-acres of property. With a budget of $4.8 million for the years of 2017 and 2018 alone, this center hosts up to 150,000 visitors annually, and is an inspiration for schools all over the state. Over 50,000 students alone visit the facility every year. There are free telescope viewings every Friday and Saturday night, should the weather allow for it.

Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, the Chabot Space and Science Center is the perfect place to visit while staying in Oakland, California. General admission is $18 for adults, and $14 for youths. Senior citizens and students may enter for $15. Group and military discounts are also available at this center. More information on the hours of operation and general admission can be found here.

Stay at Days Hotel Oakland Airport
While exploring the Chabot Space and Science Center, enjoy your stay at the Days Hotel Oakland Airport. Located conveniently within 9-miles of the hotel, the Days Hotel Oakland Airport offers the best rates when you book directly at: www.dayshoteloakland.com.