(near Bidwell Mansion)
College of Natural Sci.
Chico, CA 95929-0545
From January 18, 2014 through May 11, 2014, Gateway's operating hours will be:
Wednesday through Sunday: OPEN noon to 5pm
Monday, Tuesday: CLOSED
Gateway will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Adults (18 and older): $6
Children (3 - 17 years) and students with valid ID: $3
Children (2 and under): FREE
GROUP RATES & PARTIES
Gateway Science Museum welcomes Group Visits! The museum is pleased to offer the following rates and options for non-school groups of 15 – 30 people. Groups of more than 30 will be split into multiple groups. Reservations AND PAYMENT IN FULL are required at least one week in advance.
$3 for Adults, $2 for children 12 and under. One adult for every 5 children is required for all group visits.
A 30-minute guided tour for groups of 15 – 20 people is available with a group rate reservation for an additional fee of $30. Maximum group size is 20 people.
Gateway Science Museum is a great destination for children's birthday parties.
For groups of up to 12 children (aged 12 and under) and a minimum of 3 (maximum of 4) adult chaperones, a 2-hour Gateway party would include a docent tour guide through the gallery exhibits, a hands-on science activity for your group in the Education Station, and a small gift bag for each child. While there is no food or drink allowed in the museum, parties are welcome to use the tables in the back garden or the amphitheater to gather and have snacks. Downtown restaurants and Children's Park are also within easy walking distance. Extra adults are welcome with paid admission. Cost: $150. Reservations are subject to availability AND PAYMENT IN FULL is required at least one week in advance.
For reservations and more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 898-4121.
Groups and parties visiting Gateway are responsible for all normal parking fees and requirements.
DIRECTIONS & MAP
The physical address of the museum is
Chico, CA 95929-0545
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On weekdays that the museum is open parking spaces closest to the museum building are reserved for museum visitors only. Other uses of these spots could result in a citation. In order to park in these spaces you must pay $1 per hour or $5 for all day. Parking permits can be purchased at the self-service ticket kiosk near the front of the museum with bills or a credit card. Your receipt should be placed on your dashboard so it is visible from outside the car.
On weekends that the museum is open parking is more available and free. Parking spaces in the museum's lot, as well as the campus lot behind the museum near the Aymer J. Hamilton building, are available for parking for free. Parking in campus lots is not restricted on weekends or official state holidays.
Additional metered parking is available on the streets around downtown at meters.
Please do not park at the Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park when coming to the museum. Parking in their lot may result in a citation. Also know that many of the residential streets around the immediate area of the museum do not allow public parking.
Additional information about parking on campus can be found here.