Geek out during First Fridays at Chabot Space & Science Center

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First Fridays at Chabot Space & Science Center bring the Oakland community together to play and discover; to lift up diverse voices in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics; and to inspire explorers of all ages.

With multiple bars, an out-of-this-world dance floor, and your chance to peek into the cosmos, Chabot is a stellar destination for date night or a night out with friends. Get together in the redwoods as the center comes alive with unique experiences around every corner.


Chabot's First Friday opens its doors for discovery with planetarium shows, telescope viewings, and after-hours access to exhibits. Embedded in Redwood Regional Park, the center is a space for our community to get together, learn, and explore in Oakland's backyard.

First Friday features a new theme supported by community partners, hands-on activities, workshops, performances, and speakers. With different opportunities every month, the possibilities are endless. Talk to an astronaut. Shake hands with a dinosaur. Practice your pitching with the Oakland A's, and so much more.

In March, Food Fascination will be a chance to learn about the science of the food we eat through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Dig into every aspect of the production and consumption of your daily meals, with an emphasis on education, community, and sustainability.

On April 3rd, the Oakland A's will take over the center for a Home Run–themed First Friday. Find out how fast you can pitch, learn about the physics of a swing, and win some A's swag. You can even meet Oakland's favorite mascot, Stomper.

Chabot celebrates May the Fourth with its third annual Star Wars Party. Geek out with special appearances from some of your favorite characters from the saga, and stay for a screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

// 6pm to 10m on the first Friday of every month at Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd. (Oakland); admission is $5 or free to members, who are invited to the Members Lounge starting at 5pm; chabotspace.org.

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