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

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


Educational Activities

Calendar of Events

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

School Field Trips

Please click here for information about school field trips.

Museum Without Walls (MWOW)

The Spring MWOW series begins April 1, 2015 and is presented on Wednesdays through April 29, 2015. 

Discovery Summer Camps 2015

Gateway Science Museum will host two sessions of the Gateway Discovery Camp, where campers will experience hands-on exploration into space, our solar system, and meteorology. Activities will take them into the lab and under the night sky while enhancing their math, physics, astronomy, and general inquisition skills. Schedule for the week is tentatively Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm, but may change due to planning of one Twilight Evening Observation.

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.


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.