Gateway Science Museum

Upcoming Exhibits

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes invites visitors to take a ride through the science of bicycling! Since its inception in the late 19th century, the bicycle has affected how people live, work, and play. From schoolyards and mountain trails to bustling city streets, we encounter bicycles nearly every day. The bicycle is an elegant example of basic science principles and material science. Visitors explore how bikes work; the history/evolution of the bike; the science and technology behind the machine; and how bikes have impacted our culture. Like the bicycle itself, the exhibition has been designed to appeal to people of all ages with diverse interests.

With bicycles being so popular in the Chico area, GEAR UP will be a community favorite! At Gateway, we will take this exhibit down a few other pathways including:

Safety, Healthy Lifestyles, Accessibility, Sustainable Transportation


January 21-22, 2022

Gear Up: The Science of Bikes Opening Weekend

Friday, February 25 

Bike Rodeo, theme: Health & Safety

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Bike Rodeo, theme: Physics & Fun

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Wildcat Spirit Week - Student Event

Friday, April 22, 2022

Event theme: Sustainable Transportation & Earth Day

Friday May 6, 2022

Bike Rodeo, theme: National Bike Month, Recreation

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Gear Up Closes


several bike displays in gallery space