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

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


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The Gateway Science Museum‘s mission is to create a life-long learning environment that enables people to explore, interpret, and celebrate the magnificent natural history of our region. This is our goal for our visitors, our dedicated staff, and YOU, our amazing volunteers. Our 150+ generous and talented volunteers serve hundreds of hours each year to make the museum’s educational exhibits, research, and community outreach possible. We are grateful for all that our volunteers do. Click here for more information about the process of becoming a volunteer and for upcoming volunteer orientation dates.


To learn more about membership, please click here.


The Gateway Science Museum wishes to thank our 2016 Annual Sponsors. For more information about becoming an annual sponsor, click here. If you would like to join these supporters, please email Gateway with Sponsorship in the subject line or call (530) 898-4119.


Purchasing a Legacy Paving Stone is a meaningful way to support Gateway Science Museum.  Your support brings science and natural history to the North State through hands-on exhibits, class field trips, summer science camps, and special programs and events.

Legacy Paving Stones, placed in the Founders Plaza adjacent to the museum entrance, honor individuals, families, and loves ones. Other pavers showcase support of science education, natural history, and a love of the North State by community organizations and businesses. All visitors will see and appreciate your lasting message as a museum supporter.

For additional information, click here. To purchase your Legacy Paving Stone, print out the order form and return it to the museum with your donation. This donation is tax deductible.

Give a Gift through University Advancement

Gifts of all kinds help support the museum and its programs.  All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.  To make a secure gift toward exhibits and educational programs or to contribute to our endowment, please visit the University Advancement website.  Or contact the museum to learn more.