625 Esplanade
(near Bidwell Mansion)
Chico, California


OPEN noon to 5pm
Wednesday - Sunday

Mondays, Tuesdays

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Solar Eclipse August 21. 2017

Best of Chico 2017

Best of Chico 2017 voting runs Aug. 10 through Sep. 13

Voting for the Chico News & Review's Best of Chico 2017 begins August 10 and runs through September 13, 2017. New this year is a Museum category.

Please vote for Gateway Science Museum as the best museum in Chico!

If you vote in 10 or more categories, you will be entered in a drawing to win the grand prize of a $400 gift certificate from Mountain Sports, Chico's Favorite Place to Buy Outdoor Gear.

Calendar of Events

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

Saturday Investigation Station Activities

Most Saturdays during exhibit seasons, Gateway hosts a drop-in activity in the Investigation Station between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Click on the calendar link above to see what activity is happening. All activities are included with paid admission and are subject to change.

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.