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

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


Upcoming Exhibits

Gateway Science Museum will be closed for exhibit installation from May 11 through May 29, 2015.

Gateway will reopen on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at noon.


Moneyville Moneyville

Moneyville™, produced and toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), will be on display in the North Gallery from May 30 through September 13, 2015.

Money isn't just about dollars and cents. The ancient Aztecs used chocolate for money, and Yap islanders used 500-lb. stones! So what is money and how does it work? Take a trip to Moneyville™ and find out. In this colorful and vibrant city, explore how money is made, spent, saved, earned, and traded at the money factory, bank, anti-counterfeiting lab, stock market, shopping district, and international port. Through a variety of fun hands-on activities, explore the history, science, and culture behind money and come away with valuable math and economic skills you can use every day. As visitors engage in the multiple activities, games and simulations of this imaginary city, they discover economic concepts, math skills and problem-solving strategies that can help them in their real-life decision making. 

Moneyopolis® is a registered trademark of Ernst & Young. The Moneyville trademark is used under license. This exhibit is sponsored by The National Science Foundation, The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc.


Journey Stories

Journey Stories will be on display in the James W. Cornyn Valley Gallery from July 1 through August 12, 2015.

Journey Stories has been made possible by Exhibit Envoy. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Exhibit Envoy. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.  

This compelling Smithsonian exhibition shows how our evolving mobility changed a young nation and how transportation made us grow. The accounts of travelers themselves express the hopes and promises of fresh starts, the grim realities of forced migrations and difficult journeys, and the thrills of personal travel.

 Smithsonian Institution Exhibit Envoy

Modern Farming

This interactive exhibit of north state agriculture highlights regional production and practices, agricultural science and the agricultural community. The exhibit will be on display in the Newberry Gallery from May 30 through September 13, 2015. This exhibit produced by the Gateway Science Museum in collaboration with Gyroscope, Inc. and Group Delphi. Content development has been enhanced through consultation with local agricultural experts from the California State University, Chico College of Agriculture, Butte County agricultural boards, and numerous local farmers and ranchers. This exhibit is made possible through generous gifts provided by our founding members and donors.