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

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

530-898-4121
gateway@csuchico.edu

Educational Activities

Calendar of Events

See our full Calendar of Events for a day-by-day look at museum programs.

Robotics Workshop

This 2-part workshop is on September 9 AND September 16, 2015 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. The workshop is open to 7th through 12th graders and has 10 spaces available. Attendees should attend both days. Participants will build, program, and compete in challenges using Lego NXT Mindstorms.

Workshop is free for Gateway members, $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and will close on Sep. 4 or when spaces are filled. For more information contact gateway@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-4121. Download registration forms here.

Saturday Investigation Station Activities

Most Saturdays during exhibit seasons, Gateway hosts a drop-in activity in the Investigation Station between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Click on the calendar link above to see what activity is happening. All activities are included with paid admission and are subject to change.

Sunday Garden Activities

Every other Sunday during exhibit seasons, Gateway hosts drop-in garden activities between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Click on the calendar link above to see what activity is happening. All activities are included with paid admission and are subject to change.

School Field Trips

Please click here for information about school field trips.

Museum Without Walls (MWOW)

The Fall 2015 Museum Without Walls lecture series, Things That Go Bump in the Night, begins October 7, 2015. Presentations will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning October 7 and ending October 28, 2015.

Presentations begin at 7:30pm at the Gateway Science Museum. 

Entrance fee is $3 per person. Students are free with valid student ID card. Museum members are free with valid membership card. Parking in the Gateway lot requires a parking permit. Permits are $1 per hour and can be purchased at the kiosk near the museum entrance using coin, cash or credit. For additional parking options, click here.

Herbarium Workshops

The Chico State Herbarium continues to offer workshops for the general public and the professional alike. Visit their webpage for a complete list of upcoming programs.

LEED Elements

Learn about the LEED Elements of the museum's building.

Podcasts

Gateway Science Museum supports educational podcasts from two quality radio productions by Northstate Public Radio KCHO/KFPR, the Blue Dot Report and In a North State Garden.  The Blue Dot Report is hosted by Dave Schlom. Broadcast times are Thursday at 6:44 pm and Friday at 7:35 am. For archives of past Blue Dot Reports, click here. In a North State Garden is hosted by Jennifer Jewell. 

Broadcast times are Saturday at 7:34 am and Sunday at 8:34 am.  For archives of past episodes of In a North State Garden, click here.