CSU, Chico News

Gateway Science Museum Presents “Adventures In Prospecting”

Date: 10-04-2012

Robert Larkin
Gateway Science Museum
Joe Wills
Public Affairs

The Gateway Science Museum glitters on Sunday, Oct. 7 with a day full of flakes and nuggets! Corresponding with the opening of its “Gold Fever exhibit,” the museum is hosting a free day of fun with “Adventures in Prospecting.”

Visit the museum from 1 to 4 p.m. on the front lawn for exciting hands-on activities including gold panning, metal detecting and a working sluice box. Visitors can even trade in the “gold” they have found for prizes at our Assay Office.

Modern-day prospectors will be on hand to help visitors discover their inner gold miner, including members from the Gold Prospectors Association of America and Digger Bob himself from Comstock Metal Detectors. Period costumes, prospecting excitement and a genuine stagecoach courtesy of Wells Fargo are sure to make this event a mother lode of fun!

Afterward, be sure to check out the brand new exhibits “Gold Fever: The Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush,” “Third Views, Second Sights: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West” and “Take Flight.”

Gateway Science Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 3-17 and students, and free to members. For more information, call 530-898-4121 or visit www.gatewayscience.org.