625 Esplanade
(near Bidwell Mansion)
Chico, California


OPEN noon to 5pm
Wednesday - Sunday

Third Thursdays this fall
Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15:
OPEN: noon to 8pm

Calendar of Events

Climate Change Oceans: Acid vs. Life from May 26 - Sep. 9, 2018

Ocean acidification has been described as potentially the greatest environmental threat we face, yet very few people have even heard of it. The oceans have experienced a 30% increase in acidity in recent years. We're already seeing the impacts far and wide: it's changing fish behavior, making them more vulnerable to predation; it's harming coral reefs, the most biologically diverse areas of the sea; it's upsetting the ecological balance of the seas, and the world's oceans are rapidly becoming even more acidic. Visitors learn about acidification at live-action and computer animated video stations as well as several activity stations. 

Gateway Gardens Closed

Construction of The Glenn E. and Ruth Gray Cunningham Memorial Exhibit – The Foothills is underway.

Third Thursdays continue this fall!

On Sep. 20 (1/2 price admission), Oct. 18, and Nov. 15, Gateway is open until 8pm with evening activities.

Become a 2018 Gateway Sponsor!

THANK YOU to our Annual 2018 Sponsors!                                                 Become a 2018 Annual Sponsor!

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