Gateway Science Museum

Current Exhibits

Before and Beyond the Moon. the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

Discover the exploration to the frontiers

June 12 – December 15, 2019
Gateway Science Museum presents a temporary exhibition that celebrates the human and technological achievements needed to reach the moon and envisions a future Mars landing.

Join us for this interactive multimedia experience and be immediately transported to a rich visual and audial landscape evocative of space itself. Enter a 1969-era living room to view vintage footage of the moon landing. Spend some time in the Moon Café for film, audio, live performances and discussions. Engage with hands-on, minds-on activities that delve into the forces working against the human body in extreme environments: temperature, pressure, lack of gravity, lack of oxygen. Explore solutions to these dilemmas.

Lunar Installation by Michelle Ott, Gateway Artist in Residence.
Guest curation by Dave Schlom, host of Blue Dot on NSPR.(opens in new window)

Sponsored by:

The Gateway Women of Wonder
J.E. McAmis
Judy Sitton
Dr. Joe & Terry Matthews

We are still seeking Sponsors for this exhibit. Join us as a sponsor (PDF)!

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A Summer of Space
July 12, 5-8PM
From Here to There
Visit MONCA & Gateway for a joint mapping art project. Free admission!

July 16, 6-8PM
Apollo at 50: Reflections on History, Technology and Preservation of Space Heritage
A discussion with Beth O'Leary, Lisa Westwood and Dave Schlom. Free admission!

July 20, 12-4PM
Landing Party
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with this family friendly hands-on science event. Paid admission.

Beauty & The Beast: California Wildflowers & Climate Change

This exhibit will be on display in the Newberry Gallery beginning May 26, 2018 and through Fall 2019.

  Exquisite photographs of California's wildflowersExquisite photographs of California's wildflowers bring awareness to the beauty of the Golden State - as well as to the dangers facing our natural habitats from climate change. All geographic regions of California are highlighted in this stunning show, from the high alpine "rock gardens" above 11,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Death Valley National Park's below-sea-level environment.

The exhibit features 7 different sections: Mountains, Coastal, Desert, and Central Valley regions, the power of fire and renewal, a behind-the-scenes look at capturing these images, and an overview of California's geographic regions - those diverse and delicately balanced ecosystems supporting spectacular explosions of nature’s color. Most importantly, these beautiful images address how climate change and other human impacts effect California's wildflowers.

Photo credit: Carson Pass, El Dorado National Forest by Rob Badger and Nita Winter. This exhibition by Rob Badger and Nita Winter originated at the San Francisco Public Library and is traveled by Exhibit Envoy.