Gateway Science Museum

Museum Without Walls (MWOW)

Gateway Science Museum hosts Museum Without Walls, also known as MWOW, on Wednesday evenings in April and October. This series began in the fall of 2003, long before Gateway Science Museum was completed in 2010, which is how the series got its name. The series presents lectures with topics from all disciplines in science and natural history. MWOW lectures are open to all ages.

The Frontier & Beyond - Fall 2019

All lectures start at 7:30PM, doors open at 7:00PM
FREE Admission

October 2

Beyond the Earth: 50 Years Since Apollo 11

Scott Perry, Retired Astronomy Professor

October 9


October 16

Antarctica: A Scientific Odyssey

Dr. Fraka Harmsen, Geologist

October 23

Humans in Space: Past, Present, and Future

Stephen Robinson, Former NASA Astronaut

October 30

Project Apollo: The Scientific Harvest

Dave Schlom, Host of Blue Dot on NSPR

Watch past seasons — MWOW Archives

All Creatures Great and Small — Spring 2019

Insects of Bidwell Park(opens in new window) presented by Don Miller, PhD Professor, CSU Chico, Biological Sciences Department

Elk in California: History, current status, and future of California’s largest land mammal(opens in new window)presented by Tom Batter, PhD Student 
Mammalian Ecology and Conservation Unit UC Davis 
In partnership with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife

Into thinner air: How pikas live on the roof of the world and implications for their persistence(opens in new window)presented by Katie Andrea Solari, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar (Petrov Lab) and Associate Director of the Program for Conservation Genomics, Stanford University

Wings and Feathers: Citizen Scientists and the World of Birds(opens in new window) presented by Sarah J. Blackstone, PhD, Retired Dean of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, BC and Gateway CAB member

Nanoscale Wonders Unseen — Fall 2018

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Why Size Does Matter(opens in new window) presented by Kathleen Meehan, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, CSU, Chico

Solving Sustainability Challenges with Nanomaterials(opens in new window) presented by Monica C. So, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CSU, Chico

Nanotechnology: Achieving Big Goals with Small Things(opens in new window) presented by Ozgul Yasar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering & Sustainable Manufacturing, CSU, Chico

Nanoscale Simulations of Transistors, Structural DNA and Quantum Devices(opens in new window) presented by Nathan L. Anderson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering & Sustainable Manufacturing, CSU, Chico

Are Improvements Forecast by Moore's Law Sustainable?(opens in new window) presented by Dennis Hunter, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Applied Materials, Inc. (Retired)