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

Membership

Recently membership renewal letters were mailed out which included an error in the attendance reporting. The correct attendance numbers for the preceding year (June 2013 through May 2014) are:

More than 11,600 visitors attended in the past year, including more than 3,600 children with their classes on field trips.

We apologize for the reporting error.

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Become a member to help support Gateway's efforts to inspire the exploration of science and natural history in our region and beyond. Members make a difference!

Member Benefits

  • Unlimited free general admission* to the museum for one year
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • 10% discount on museum gift shop items, some restrictions apply**
  • Free membership to the Travel Passport Program of the Association of Science & Technology Centers (ASTC)***.

* Free admission is non-transferable and non-refundable and does not apply to field trips. All adult members must show valid photo ID along with membership card for admission to Gateway. All members 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult cardholder. Valid until expiration date shown on membership card.

** Not applicable toward memberships or admission.

*** To learn more about the ASTC Travel Passport Program, visit www.astc.org. CALL BEFORE YOU VISIT A PARTNER CENTER TO CONFIRM PROGRAM RECIPROCITY.

Membership Levels

Premier: $500+

  • Membership for two adults and all children age 0-17 in the same household
  • Gateway Open Field Trip Certificate. This certificate is good for 1 class visit for an Open field trip, up to 35 children and 5 adults. Field trip must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance AND field trip certificate must be presented to Gateway staff for redemption.
  • Gateway recycled, cotton tote bag
  • Four single-visit guest passes

Premier: $250

  • Membership for two adults and all children age 0-17 in the same household
  • Gateway recycled, cotton tote bag
  • Four single-visit guest passes

Family: $60

  • Membership for two adults and all children age 0-17 in the same household
  • Four single-visit guest passes

Individual: $30

  • Membership for one person
  • Two single-visit guest passes

Student/Senior: $25  (Senior is age 65 and older.)

  • Membership for one person
  • Two single-visit guest passes

To become a member of the Gateway Science Museum, download our Membership Form and send it in or call (530) 898-4121 to purchase with a credit card.

Membership Policies

Please allow 4-8 weeks for membership cards to be processed and mailed. A temporary card will be issued in the interim. 

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Membership privileges are non-transferable. Be prepared to show valid photo identification upon entrance. Any attempt to transfer or lend your membership card will be viewed as a forfeiture of your membership privileges. 

Free admission does not apply to class field trips.

For Family Memberships, at least one Primary Member must be in attendance and present a valid photo identification.

Primary Members must be age 16 or older and named on a current membership card.

Please call (530) 898-4121 if your address or contact information changes.

Membership privileges are subject to change without notice.

Gateway Science Museum Founding Members

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