625 Esplanade
(near Bidwell Mansion)
Chico, California


OPEN noon to 5pm
Wednesday - Sunday

Mondays, Tuesdays

Calendar of Events

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Past Exhibits

Spring 2017

Design Zone
Delta Grandeur
Our Ocean's Edge

Fall 2016

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors

Summer 2016

Research Posters, CSUC, College of Natural Sciences

Spring 2016

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
Cloudy with a Chance...

Fall 2015

Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats

Summer 2015

Journey Stories

Spring 2015

Modern Farming - Land, Water, People and Science
Seeds: Nature's Artful Engineering

Fall 2014

Eat Well, Play Well
Modern Farming - Land, Water, People and Science
Patterns on the Land - Agricultural Landscapes of the Sacramento Valley

Summer 2014

Explore Evolution
Era of Innovation: Past and Present
Changing California, Geological and Ecological Transformations

Spring 2014

Sacrament: Homage to a River
Explore Evolution

Fall 2013

When the Earth Shakes
Spin, Balance, Rock & Roll
Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi

Summer 2013

Secrets of Circles
monca: Explaining Creativity Through the Collection of Reed Applegate

Spring 2013

Brain Teasers 2
Third View, Second Sights, A Rephotographic Survey of the American West

Fall 2012

Take Flight
Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush
Third Views, Second Sights, A Rephotographic Survey of the American West

Summer 2012

Bear in Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly
Explore and Explain
Keeping Company with Flowers: A Glimpse into the World of Pollinators

Spring 2012

Toys: The Inside Story
Larger than Life

Fall 2011

The Hunt for Treasure!
Past Tents: The Way We Camped
Earth as Art 3

Summer 2011

Sustainable Choices
Climate Science
Double Exposure

Spring 2011

Microbes: Invisible Invaders...Amazing Allies
A Big Look at Tiny Things
Life in Boiling Acid

Fall 2010

A Forest Journey
Nature's Numbers
Aurelius O. Carpenter: Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier

Spring - Summer 2010

Backyard Monsters
Witness: Endangered Species of Northern California
Summer Science
Museum of the Mind