Gateway Science Museum - Open Gardens Day, April 5

When:  Saturday, April 5th, 12pm - 3pm, open to the public; all ages welcome.

Location: Next to Bidwell Mansion at 625 the Esplanade, north campus.

Garden Admission:  GARDEN ENTRY during the open day event is FREE.

Description:  Gateway Science Museum invites visitors to celebrate California Native Plant week (April 12 - 20th) by exploring Gateway's sustainability gardens, including eco-region plantings, the Native Plant Pollinator Garden, and the Edible Display Garden.  The event will include tours of Gateway Gardens led by the gardens' AS Student Director and the Garden Curator.

Join Gateway staff and community experts at 2 pm for an illustrated talk on how to create a colorful, dynamic, low-maintenance and drought-resistant year-round pollinator garden. Throughout the afternoon, learn more about the importance of our native bees and make your very own mason bee house to add to Gateway Gardens or to take home (limit one per household). Information on Chico's many local horticulture and ecology resources will be available.

General Museum admission:  $6 for adults, $3 for children and students, under 3 are free.

Current Exhibits:  Visitors of all ages will be inspired by engaging interactive exhibits:  Explore Evolution, SACRAMENT: Homage to a River, and Changing CaliforniaGeological and Ecological Transformations.

For more information about current exhibits visit our website at, or call (530) 898-4121.