625 Esplanade
(near Bidwell Mansion)
Chico, California


OPEN noon to 5pm
Wednesday - Sunday

Third Thursdays this fall
Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15:
OPEN: noon to 8pm

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Exhibits

Zoom Into Nano

This exhibit will be on display in the North Gallery and the James W. Cornyn Valley Gallery from September 22, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

Zoom Into Nano is a hands-on interactive exhibition focusing on how scientists see and make things that are too small to see. Nanoscale science and engineering are methods of manipulating materials on the molecular scale to generate very, very small structures and devices.

Spin wheels and zoom into the nanoscale! Move your body—dissolve a crystal and stretch a molecule! Create a pattern, then shrink it! Challenge yourself—can you transport atoms in motion? Build molecular models and giant carbon nanotubes. Use your senses: discover how you can detect invisible molecules with just your nose. Find out how nanotechnology affects our lives.

From Here to There

This exhibit will be on display in the North Gallery from January 26 through May 12, 2019.