625 Esplanade
(near Bidwell Mansion)
Chico, California


OPEN noon to 5pm
Wednesday - Sunday

Mar. 19 and 20

Mondays, Tuesdays

Apr. 1

Calendar of Events


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Calendar of Events

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

Try Your Luck Benefit Drawing

Limited tickets are available at Gateway Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. Tickets are $20 each. Drawing will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1pm.

1st prize:  $1,000

2nd prize:  $500

3rd prize:  $100

4th prizes (25):  Family Membership

5th prizes (72):  Free admission passes to Gateway

For additional information, please call (530) 898-4119.

Hour of CodeTM - Beyond the Hour

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

9:00am - 10:30am: Kindergarten through 3rd grade

11:00am - 12:30pm: 4th through 6th grade

1:00pm - 2:30pm: 5th through 8th grade (for girls)

3:00pm - 4:30pm: 7th through 9th grade

This is a 1.5 hour hands-on introduction to software development, designed to demystify code and show that learning the basics is easy! Participants will explore how to write code through a series of fun and creative challenges while discovering how coding is a tool that is used in real-world science applications for the creation of simulations and modeling.

This workshop is independently paced and picks up at your skill level. All skill levels are welcome.

Cost is $25 for current Gateway members, $40 for non-members

**Pre-registration is required** Registration forms are available here. Registration is limited. Registration will close when spaces are filled and no later than Mar. 16, 2018.

For more information, contact Jessica Edmunson at (530) 898-5130.

The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

Earth & Space Celebration

April 22, 2018 from noon to 4:00pm.

Join the Explore Science: Earth and Space event and connect with current NASA science research. Explore Earth and space phenomena. Make mountains, imagine what it's like to be a Mars rover, investigate magnetic fields, explore the properties of light and much more!

These activites are all included with museum admission.

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 museum admission and are subject to change.

Museum Without Walls

Gateway Science Museum hosts Museum Without Walls, also known as MWOW, on Wednesday evenings in April and October. This series began in the fall of 2003, long before Gateway Science Museum was completed in 2010, which is how the series got its name. The series presents lectures with topics related to one or more of the exhibits currently on display at Gateway. MWOW lectures are open to all ages. For details about MWOW, click here or check the calendar of events above.

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.