CSU, Chico News

Gateway Science Museum Launches New Exhibits

Date: 06-08-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Kelly Servis
Museum Public Relations Intern
Dr. Rachel Teasdale
Acting Museum Executive Director

Gateway Science Museum will debut its new Summer Science Exhibit beginning Monday, June 14, 2010, when it reopens with new summer hours as well as its first kids’ summer camps, Gateway Discovery Camps.

The Summer Science Exhibit is a collection of interactive activities that explore the fields of science, math and psychology through hands-on activities. It will feature more than 50 stations allowing visitors to explore the basic principles of sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and spinning things. The Shadow Wall, Dancing Chain and the Air Cannon, courtesy of the California State University, Chico Department of Mathematics and Statistics, are just a few of the interactive activities Summer Science will have on display.

Summer Science will also feature the Museum of the Mind exhibit, courtesy of the Chico State Department of Psychology. Museum of the Mind is an exhibit that demonstrates in an interactive way, how the mind works. It examines higher mental processes such as attention, perception, memory, language, decision-making and problem solving.

Students from Chico State’s Cognitive Psychology courses collaborated on interactive displays that explore mental processes. Visitors will have an opportunity to discover how their own minds work through the activities and demonstrations.

Gateway Science Museum will be open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday, June 14 to July 22, and is located at 625 Esplanade. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for museum members.

For more information, please visit www.gatewayscience.org.