A trip to Oakland CA could hardly be called complete if you didn’t consider visiting the Chabot Space and Science Center. A great choice for kids, as well as big kids, this attraction offers incredible opportunities to learn in a fun and interactive way and is a great place to visit if you’ve already enjoyed the Oakland Zoo. Let’s take a look at a few of thing things you could enjoy if you put the Chabot Space and Science Center on your travel itinerary.

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Luminous Moon

This new exhibit which opens on 22 June 2019 is sure to have all visitors in a state of awe. If you have the chance to see this exhibit, you will truly see the Moon as you have never seen it before. There are plenty of interactive activities that all ages will enjoy, as well as sweeping photography that has the potential to take your breath away.

Sleepover Opportunities

The Chabot Space and Science Center offers various sleepover opportunities. Depending on the time of year you are visiting you may be able to avail of one of these. Indeed, being able to stay overnight in the center, enjoying a meal and breakfast as part of the package can create memories that will last a lifetime. During the sleepover, there is normally plenty of activities and exclusive after-hours exhibits so you quite literally won’t see the hours go by! You may even get to take part in a scavenger hunt, go star gazing or take part in other activities that are planned for the sleepover.

If enjoying such an overnight experience appeals to you be sure to check out the official website for the Chabot Space and Science Center or simply give them a call to see whether any opportunities will be available during your stay in Oakland CA.

Shopping Opportunities

Of course, a trip is never a true delight unless you get to enjoy a spot of shopping as well! Chabot Space and Science Center offers shopping at the Starry Nights Gift Shop which you will find on the main floor. Why not bring back a little memento to remember your trip by or find a few unique and unusual presents to bring home for friends and family.

Dining Opportunities

All of that learning and exploring sure does know how to build up an appetite. On the main floor, you will find a cafe where you can order a meal or a refreshing drink to get your energy back on track and ready for your next exhibition!

Indeed, visiting Oakland CA can be a real treat for everyone who is traveling with you, whether you plan to visit with family, friends or even as a solo traveler. There is such a wealth of attractions to visit, places to go, and things to do that you will be truly spoiled for choice. However, do be sure to check out the Chabot Space and Science Center if you love to learn, enjoy interactive activities, and are awed by the wonderful and beautiful planet that we get to call home.

Getting to SpeedPro East Bay from the Chabot space and science center

via CA-24 W

  • Head southeast toward Roberts Ridge Trail
  • Turn left onto Skyline Blvd
  • Turn right onto Joaquin Miller Rd
  • Turn right to merge onto CA-13 N/State Hwy 13 N
  • Merge onto CA-13 N/State Hwy 13 N
  • Use the left lane to merge onto CA-24 W toward Oakland
  • Continue onto I-980 W
  • Merge onto I-880 S
  • Continue onto Kennedy St (signs for Fruitvale Avenue)
  • Turn right onto 23rd Ave
  • Continue onto 29th Ave/Park St
  • Turn right onto Blanding Ave
  • Turn left onto Oak St
  • Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Clement Ave