(near Bidwell Mansion)
College of Natural Sci.
Chico, CA 95929-0545
Hours and Admission
**SPECIAL PROMOTION February 12, 2016 ONLY**
Children can "Bring a Friend" for FREE on Friday, February 12, 2016.
Buy one child's admission* and get a second child's admission for FREE!
*Child admission ages 17 and under. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
From January 16 through May 8, 2016, Gateway's operation hours will be:
Wednesday through Sunday: OPEN noon to 5pm
Monday, Tuesday: CLOSED
Gateway will be OPEN: Monday and Tuesday, March 14 and 15, 2016 from noon to 5pm
Gateway will be CLOSED: Sunday, March 27, 2016.
Gateway will be CLOSED May 9 through May 29, 2016 for exhbit installation.
Adults (18 and older): $7
Children (3 - 17 years) and students with valid ID: $5
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): $4
Children (3 - 17 years) and students with valid ID: $4
Children (2 and under): Free
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. Extra adults are welcome with paid admission. Cost is $150.
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.
Reservations are subject to availability AND PAYMENT IN FULL is required at least one week in advance. Birthday parties are not available on Saturdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Click here for hands-on activities available for birthday parties.
For reservations and more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 898-4121.
Groups visiting Gateway are responsible for all normal parking fees and requirements.