Driving Directions, Parking & Public Transportation to BAICFF 2017

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Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Boulevard

Oakland, Ca 94619

Visitor Services: (510) 336-7373

Driving Directions | Parking | Public Transportation

Driving Directions

Chabot Space & Science Center is located in Oakland within Redwood Regional Park. From Highway 13, take the Joaquin Miller exit. Turn left at Monterey Blvd and take the 1st left onto Lincoln Ave. Continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd then turn left at the Skyline Blvd traffic light. Take Skyline 1.5 miles to the Center. Turn right into the driveway at the sign.

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From Oakland

From I-580 East

  • Take the Fruitvale Ave exit
  • Merge onto Harold St
  • Turn left at Champion St
  • Continue onto Lincoln Ave
  • Continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd
  • Turn left at Skyline Blvd. Turn right onto the driveway at the Chabot sign.

From I-580 West

  • Take the Coolidge Ave exit toward Fruitvale Ave
  • Merge onto Montana St
  • Turn right at Champion St
  • Continue onto Lincoln Ave
  • Continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd
  • Turn left at Skyline Blvd. Turn right onto the driveway at the Chabot sign.

From 35th Ave

  • Head northeast on 35th Ave
  • Continue onto Redwood Rd (35th Ave. becomes Redwood Rd.)
  • Turn left at Skyline Blvd
  • Turn right at the next light to stay on Skyline Blvd
  • Turn right onto the driveway at the Chabot sign.

From East Contra Costa County (Orinda/Walnut Creek,)

  • Take Hwy. 24 West to Hwy. 13 South toward Hayward
  • Take the Joaquin Miller Rd/Lincoln Ave Exit
  • Turn left at Monterey Blvd
  • Take the 1st left onto Lincoln Ave
  • Continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd
  • Turn left at Skyline Blvd. Turn right onto the driveway at the Chabot sign.

From West Contra Costa County (Albany/Richmond)

  • Take I-80 West to I- 580 East
  • Take the exit onto Hwy. 24 East toward Walnut Creek
  • Take the exit onto Hwy. 13 South toward Hayward
  • Take the Joaquin Miller Rd/Lincoln Ave Exit
  • Slight left at Monterey Blvd
  • Take the 1st left onto Lincoln Ave and continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd
  • Turn left at Skyline Blvd. Turn right onto the driveway at the Chabot sign.

From San Francisco

  • Take I-80 East to I-580 East toward CA-24/Hayward/Stockton
  • Take Hwy. 24 East toward Walnut Creek
  • Take the exit onto Hwy. 13 South toward Hayward
  • Take the Joaquin Miller Rd/Lincoln Ave Exit
  • Slight left at Monterey Blvd
  • Take the 1st left onto Lincoln Ave and continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd
  • Turn left at Skyline Blvd. Turn right onto the driveway at the Chabot sign.

From Marin County

  • Take I-580 East to Hwy. 24 East toward Walnut Creek
  • Take the exit onto Hwy. 13 South toward Hayward
  • Take the Joaquin Miller Rd/Lincoln Ave Exit
  • Slight left at Monterey Blvd
  • Take the 1st left onto Lincoln Ave and continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd
  • Turn left at Skyline Blvd. Turn right onto the driveway at the Chabot sign.

From Castro Valley, Dublin, & Livermore

  • Take I-580 West toward Oakland
  • Make a slight right onto Hwy. 13 North (Warren Freeway) toward Berkeley
  • Take the Joaquin Miller Rd Exit
  • Turn right at Joaquin Miller Rd
  • Turn left at Skyline Blvd. Turn right onto the driveway at the Chabot sign.

From the South Bay

  • Take I-880 North to I-238 South toward Castro Valley/Stockton/I-580
  • Take the exit onto I-580 West toward Oakland
  • Make a slight right onto Hwy. 13 North (Warren Freeway) toward Berkeley
  • Take the Joaquin Miller Rd Exit
  • Turn right at Joaquin Miller Rd
  • Turn left at Skyline Blvd. Turn right onto the driveway at the Chabot sign.

Parking

Convenient, free parking is available in the adjacent 3-level parking structure. Additional parking for special events is available on weekends in the Staff Lot (near the Observatory) or in the West Lot off Skyline Blvd. Accessible parking is available near the main entrance to Chabot. Parking spaces for vehicles with disabled parking permits are located across from the parking structure – on the left coming up the driveway from Skyline Blvd. A drop-off area is also located in front of the main entrance.

Public Transportation

AC Transit does not offer weekend bus service to the Center. The Fruitvale BART Station and Rockridge BART Station – approximately 6 miles from the Center – are the most convenient BART stations for visitors planning on taking taxicab service to the Center. Please contact Visitor Services at (510) 336-7373 for recommended taxicab services.