Gateway Science Museum

Summer – Fall 2019

Before & Beyond the Moon: the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

before and beyond the moon landing

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)(opens in new window)

Sponsored by:

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

Media Sponsors:


College of Natural Sciences Research Posters

Research posters from College of Natural Sciences

This exhibit was be on display in the James W. Cornyn Valley Gallery from May through September 2019.

This exhibition reflects a small but diverse sampling of student and faculty research projects from departments within the College of Natural Sciences at CSU, Chico. They stand as a testament to CSU, Chico’s commitment to undergraduate research. Gateway is honored to showcase undergraduate research and related faculty projects from the Spring 2018 semester. It is our hope that visitors will gain a deeper appreciation for the range of research being done at CSU, Chico and similar institutions nationwide, and that young minds will be inspired.

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.