CSU, Chico News

Spring Brings New Gateway Exhibits Featuring Challenges for Your Mind and Body

Date: 01-16-2013

Renee Renner, Director of Exhibits and Education
530-898-4121, rreneer@csuchico.edu
Robert Larkin, Marketing Coordinator
530-965-2711, rlarkin@csuchico.edu

Explore the science of sports and the mind with the opening of the spring exhibits at the Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico. The spring exhibits open at noon on Saturday, Jan. 26, and will feature Sportsology, Brain Teasers 2, and the final run of Third Views, Second Sights.

New for the North Gallery this spring 2013, explore Sportsology, an exciting, interactive and bilingual exhibit that explores the science behind sports. Discover a series of hands-on challenges that allow visitors to test their athletic abilities while learning how their bodies work. Check out the Wheelchair Racers, measure your Vertical Leap, throw a “heater” in the radar-equipped pitching cage, put the squeeze on The Great Grip and more.

Gateway kicks off spring exhibits with Super Sports Challenges on opening day, Jan. 26. Athletes, coaches and trainers of all ages from local schools and businesses will be on hand to teach visitors how to jump like an NBA All-Star or throw a fastball like a pro, and they will even compete in these fun challenges! See how you measure up to the athletes, get some coaching tips or just test your own abilities in this 1700+-square-foot sports extravaganza. Come dressed to play in your favorite sports-related gear and receive an entry into our free prize giveaway!

In the South Gallery, wrap your mind around Brain Teasers 2. Investigate the science of your mind with this brand-new collection of 21 hands-on puzzles designed to engage problem-solving skills and provide plenty of interactive fun. Brain Teasers 2 presents a wide array of challenges—from mathematical conundrums to mind-boggling block puzzles—for individuals of all ages.

In the James W. Cornyn Valley Gallery, discover Third Views, Second Sights: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West, in its final run through Sunday, Feb. 24. Third Views, Second Sights is courtesy of the Third View Project and is owned by Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, a professor at CSU, Chico. Sportsology is the creation of ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum. Brain Teasers2 was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Gateway Science Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. It is located at 625 Esplanade. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children and students, and free for museum members. For more information, please visit www.gatewayscience.org or check out our Facebook page.