Physical Address:
625 Esplanade
(near  Bidwell Mansion)
Chico CA

Mailing Address:
College of Natural Sci.
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0545


Class Field Trips Spring 2013

Secrets of Circles begins May 8, 2013. Circles are pretty amazing shapes.  If you look around, you’ll see that they are everywhere: the wheels of a car, the clock on the wall, the tortillas on your table, and the Frisbees, tops and balls you play with.  This highly interactive exhibition from the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose features 18 trilingual (English, Spanish and Vietnamese) exhibits designed to inspire visitors to ask questions and investigate the answers as they explore the math, science, and engineering of circles.  Teacher guides for second grade and for K-3rd are available.

OPEN FIELD TRIPS:  The museum is open exclusively for class visits of all grades. Docents will provide a brief introduction to the museum and then will be available to answer any questions, allowing for free discovery and inquiry.

The following dates and times are available:

Wed., May 29 at 9am (room for 2 classes) and 10:30am (room for 2 classes)
Fri., May 31 at 9am (room for 2 classes) and 10:30am

For field trip dates in June, July and August, please click here.

Cost: $60 per class (maximum 30 students per class). Payment must be received 2 weeks prior to field trip to avoid cancellation.

Attendance Requirements:  Each class must have one adult chaperone per 5 students. Chaperones MUST remain with children in galleries to guide them in appropriate behavior and safety.

MUSEUM EXPLORER FIELD TRIPS:  This unique museum opportunity is only available to 4th through 6th grade classes. Students will discover hands on activities led by CSU, Chico Science Education students.

There are NO Explorer field trips remaining.

Cost:       $65 per class. Payment must be received 2 weeks prior to field trip to avoid cancellation.

Attendance Requirements:  Only one class may attend each day. A maximum of three adult chaperones per class will be admitted.

Location: Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade Avenue, Chico (next to Bidwell Mansion). Please note that parking is limited and purchase of a parking permit is required.

Contact: To schedule your class for an Open field trip or a Museum Explorer field trip, contact Include your name, school, grade level, preferred date(s), time, number of students and chaperones attending, and contact phone number. We will try to accommodate your requested dates. Open field trips and the Museum Explorer field trips have limited availability, and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Field trip information and details of payment will be confirmed by e-mail.