CSU, Chico News

Gateway Science Museum Special Thanksgiving Hours and Education Station Activities

Date: 11-17-2011

Rachel Teasdale, Acting Executive Director
530-898-4121, rteasdale@csuchico.edu

Cheyenne King, Marketing Intern
209-277-5588, cking25@mail.csuchico.edu

Joe Wills, Public Affairs Director

Gateway Science Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The museum will be open Wednesday, Nov. 23, from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 27, from noon to 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving weekend events include identifying a mystery mineral on Friday, Nov. 25. Learn how geologists identify minerals and their properties. You will be able to use your new skills to identify different types of minerals. The National Science Teachers Association will lead these activities from 1 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 26, join Gateway docents for a 20-minute fall nature walk and colorful leaf hunt at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Drop in any time between 12:30 to 4 p.m. to learn about photosynthesis and why leaves change color in fall, and make your own fall leaf creation.

Come explore Gateway Science Museum and experience The Hunt for Treasure! to discover life in the gold-rush era, learn about camping in Past Tents: The Way We Camped, and view the world from a unique way through satellite images in Earth As Art 3.

Gateway Science Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and is located at 625 Esplanade. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for museum members. For more information, please visit www.gatewayscience.org or check out our Facebook page.