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

Hours and Admission

HOURS

From May 24, 2014 through August 31, 2014, Gateway's operating hours will be:

Wednesday through Sunday:  OPEN noon to 5pm

Monday, Tuesday:  CLOSED

Gateway will be CLOSED July 2 through 4, 2014.

From September 1 through 26, 2014, Gateway will be CLOSED for exhibit installation.

From September 26, 2014 through January 4, 2015, Gateway's operating hours will be:

Wednesday through Sunday:  OPEN noon to 5pm

Monday, Tuesday:  CLOSED

Gateway will be CLOSED the following dates:

November 27, 2014
December 24, 2014
December 25, 2014
December 31, 2014
January 1, 2015

ADMISSION

Members: FREE
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 groups of 15 to 30 individuals with discounted entry rates. Group must arrive together to take advantage of group rates. Individuals arriving after the group will be charged full price. If your group is larger than 30, please contact us. The following rates are for groups of 15 to 30 people:

Adults (18 and older): $3 each
Children (3 - 17 years) and students with valid ID: $2

Group Tours

A 30-minute guided tour for groups of 15 to 30 people is available for a fee of $30, in addition to applicable entrance fees. Maximum group size is 30 people. Reservations AND PAYMENT IN FULL are required at least one week in advance.

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 includes a dedicated docent to guide your group through the gallery exhibits, a hands-on  activity for your group in the Investigation 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 is $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 gateway@csuchico.edu or call 898-4121.

Groups visiting Gateway are responsible for all normal parking fees and requirements.