Gateway Science Museum Special Holiday Hours and Education Station Activities

Date: 12-06-2011

Rachel Teasdale, Acting Executive Director
Cheyenne King, Marketing Intern
Joe Wills, Public Affairs Director

Gateway Science Museum has special holiday hours in December. We will be open Monday to Friday, December 19-23 from noon to 5 p.m., with special activities in the Education Station each week, and closed on December 24 and 25. We will be open Monday to Friday, December 26-30 from noon to 5 p.m., and closed December 31 and January 1. Our new exhibits open January 21, 2012.

gateway logoThe last day to explore our exciting fall exhibits, The Hunt for Treasure!, Past Tents: The Way We Camped, and Earth as Art 3 is December 30.

On Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, GSM will introduce you to the exciting world of Geocaching. In correlation with our Past Tents: The Way We Camped and The Hunt for Treasure! Exhibits, come help create GSM’s very own geocache to be registered for 2012. Stop by anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. 

Join us Sunday, December 11 as Scott Huber, Altacal Audubon, shares bird identification techniques in preparation for this year’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC). From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Huber will provide the history of the CBC and how you can get involved, as well as bird identification field techniques. From 2 to 3 p.m., Scott will lead a practice bird count at the museum and on campus. Dress weather appropriate and bring your own binoculars if possible, we have a limited supply. Space is limited. Free with admission.

Visit Gateway Science Museum to explore exhibits, The Hunt for Treasure!, and discover gold-rush era camping in Past Tents: The Way We Camped. View the world from a unique perspective, through satellite images in Earth as Art 3.

The Hunt for Treasure is organized by NRG! Exhibits; Past Tents is from Exhibit Envoy, the California Historical Society, Bancroft Library & Heyday Books; Earth as Art 3 images are courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Gateway Science Museum is open Wednesday–Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. (note holiday hours the weeks of December 19 and 26 are Mon-Fri., noon to 5:00 p.m.). The museum is located at 625 Esplanade. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for museum members. For more information, please visit or check out our Facebook page.