625 Esplanade
(near Bidwell Mansion)
Chico, California


Closed until May 27, 2017

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Upcoming Exhibits

Amusement Park Science

This exhibit will be on display in the North Gallery from May 27 through September 3, 2017.

Amusement Park Science newt on a rollercoaster

What’s the next best thing to building a real roller coaster in Chico? Visiting Gateway's summer exhibit, Amusement Park Science, and exploring the physics behind the FUN of amusement park rides. Amusement Park Science is a fascinating, interactive exhibit that includes a Family Fun Guide to further enhance your experience.

You won’t want to miss learning how the rides work as you explore models including the Bumper Blaster, Create-A-Coaster, Wacky Waves, Magnetic Circus, Wild Wheels Road Block, the Rotor, Momentum Machine and Bump-O-Ramma. Examine the working amusement park ride models by K'Nex and then build your own in the K’Nex Activity Area.

Exhibition organized by The Discovery Center Museum, Rockford, Illinois.

College of Natural Sciences Research Posters

This exhibit will be on display in the James W. Cornyn Valley Gallery from May 27 through September 3, 2017.

College of Natural Sciences Research posters

This exhibition reflects a small but diverse sampling of student and faculty research projects from departments within the College of Natural Sciences at CSU, Chico. They stand as a testament to CSU, Chico’s commitment to undergraduate research. Gateway is honored to showcase undergraduate research and related faculty projects from the Spring 2017 semester. It is our hope that visitors will gain a deeper appreciation for the range of research being done at CSU, Chico and similar institutions nationwide, and that young minds will be inspired.

Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome

This exhibit will be on display in the North Gallery from September 23, 2017 through January 7, 2018.

Zoo in You: the human microbiome

Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and we wouldn’t be able to survive without each other! Zoo in You invites guests of all ages to explore this fascinating and complex world inside us that is our microbiome—a dynamic, adaptable, and delicately balanced ecosystem like any other found in nature.

Explore this vibrant world of our inner microorganisms through engaging, interactive, and bilingual exhibits and programs and discover who our constant microbial companions are, where they live, how diverse they are, and in what ways scientists are discovering just how important they are to our personal health.

Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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