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

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


Class Fieldtrips Fall 2012

Gateway Science Museum is now scheduling fall 2012 fieldtrips.

Location: Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade Avenue, Chico (next to Bidwell Mansion).

Structure: Two styles of fieldtrips are available.

Open Museum Fieldtrips: The museum will be open exclusively for class visits. Docents will provide a brief introduction to the museum and will be available to answer any questions, allowing for free discovery and inquiry.  Teachers can also provide their own curriculum or use the educator guides associated with exhibits.

Museum Explorers: Classes of 4th through 6th grades will discover hands on activities led by CSU Chico students.

Cost: Open Museum Fieldtrip is $60 per class. Museum Explorers is $65 per class. A maximum of 35 students per class. Payment must be received two weeks in advance to avoid cancellation.

Days and Times:

Open Museum Fieldtrips: Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 2, 2012 through December 20, 2012 from 9am until 10:20am OR 10:30am until 11:50am.

Museum Explorers: Wednesdays and Fridays from October 3, 2012 through December 14, 2012, excluding November 21 and 23, from 9:30am until 11am.

Attendance Requirements:

Open Museum Fieldtrips: Two classes (maximum 35 students per class) may attend each time slot. Each class must have one (1) adult chaperone per five (5) students. Chaperones will remain with students to guide them in appropriate behavior and safety. Please bring completed image release forms.

Museum Explorers: This unique museum opportunity accommodates one class (maximum 35 students) per time slot. A maximum of three (3) adult chaperones per class will be admitted. Please bring completed image release forms.

Parking: Please note that parking is limited and purchase of a parking permit is required. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket dispenser near the entrance to the museum. Follow the instructions posted on the kiosk for successful ticket purchase.

Exhibits: Take Flight! guides visitors through the discovery of flight and includes the creation of planes and the opportunity to launch a rocket while uncovering fundamental principles of flight. An educator guide is available hereTake Flight will be on display through December 2012.

Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush explores California before the discovery of gold in the American River in 1848 to the life in rowdy gold camps, and the effects of gold on commerce, farming and the development of California. Gold Fever! was organized by Exhibit Envoy in partnership with the California Council for the Humanities and Oakland Museum of California will be on display through December 2012. Curriculum related information from the Oakland Museum of California can be found here.

Third Views, Second Sights examines changes in the landscapes of the American West, comparing original photographs of 19th century surveys with contemporary photographs by internationally known artists Mark Klett and CSU, Chico professor Byron Wolfe. Third View, Second Sights was produced by Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe and will be on display through December 2012.