Chico Community Observatory

Chico Community Observatory

The Chico Community Observatory is located in Upper Bidwell Park and provides the public with access to telescopes and the wonders of the night sky.

It's a place where you can explore the universe first-hand, free of charge, and learn about the planets, stars, space exploration, and upcoming celestial events.

Owned and operated by Chico Community Observatory, Inc. a 501c (3) non profit corporation, the observatory is open to the public year round.

Be sure to check their Facebook page for up-to-date weather conditions and open hours.


  • April to September: Friday to Sunday from 8pm to 11pm.
  • October to March: Friday through Sunday from 6pm to 9pm.
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