625 Esplanade
(near Bidwell Mansion)
Chico, California


OPEN 12pm to 5pm
Wednesday - Sunday

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Exhibits

Before and Beyond the Moon

June 1 – 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.

Discover the
to the frontiers

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

For more information on how you can support this exhibit, please visit our Wish List.
We are also seeking Sponsors for this exhibit. Join us as a sponsor!
For more information on activities, see our Calendar of Events.

Coming Summer 2019