625 Esplanade
(near Bidwell Mansion)
Chico, California


OPEN 12pm to 5pm
Wednesday - Sunday

Calendar of Events

Class Field Trips

Gateway Science Museum is proud to offer a variety of exciting, interactive and educationally-rich field trip options for all age levels throughout the year. The museum’s field trips further our mission of “Inspiring the exploration of science and natural history, in our region and beyond,” while also helping to support the educational goals of teachers and students.

Fall 2018 Exhibits on display

  • Zoom Into Nano
  • Beauty & The Beast: California Wildflowers & Climate Change

Spring 2019 Exhibits on display

  • From Here to There
  • Beauty & The Beast: California Wildflowers & Climate Change
  • American Wolves: From Tragedy to Inspiration
  • The Glenn E. and Ruth Gray Cunningham Memorial Exhibit – The Foothills

Open Field Trips: K - 12th Grades

OPEN field trips are available for K - 12 grades on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Gateway is starting a new program that will incorporate one hands-on, standards-based activity for all Open field trips. More details about the four activity options can be found in the Open field trip links below.

Schedule an Open field trip for Spring 2019.

Explorer Field Trips: 4th - 6th Grades ONLY

EXPLORER field trips are ONLY available to 4th through 6th grade classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Explorer field trips are NOT available during the summer. 

Explorer field trips are completely booked for Spring 2019. Please check for Open field trip availability.

Chico State University Field Trips

Field trips are available for Chico State University classes. Learn More.