Skip to Main Content

Moon Rock and Space Stuff

Field review by the editors.

Oakland, California

The Chabot Space and Science Center is designed to appeal to kids, and its space-skew is noticeably forward -- getting young people excited about colonizing Mars -- rather than backward and historical. The Moon was so 1960s....

Still, a couple of exhibits in the Center acknowledge the Space Race years. There's a Mercury capsule where kids can sit, and a real Moon rock, 3.3 million years old, brought back to Earth by Apollo 15, and now sealed inside a bolted-down, bulletproof plexiglass pyramid.

Moon Rock and Space Stuff

Chabot Space and Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA
Chabot Space and Science Center. Redwood Regional Park. Highway 13 Joaquin Miller exit. Left at Monterey Blvd., take 1st left onto Lincoln Ave. Continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd then turn left at the Skyline Blvd traffic light, go 1.5 miles to the Center.
W-Su 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $18.
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Firestorm House and Disasters To ComeFirestorm House and Disasters To Come, Oakland, CA - 3 mi.
Children's FairylandChildren's Fairyland, Oakland, CA - 4 mi.
USS Maine Torpedo PortUSS Maine Torpedo Port, Oakland, CA - 4 mi.
In the region:
Big Eye Keane Paintings, San Francisco, CA - 13 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in California

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in California.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

World's Largest Cat, Pine Island, New York (Apr 22-28, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings