CSU, Chico News

Oct. 18 Event Celebrates New Exhibits at Gateway Science Museum

Date: 10-07-2014

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
Renee Renner, Executive Director
Gateway Science Museum

Farm animals, high-tech tractors and other interactive demonstrations will educate and entertain visitors at a special event at California State University, Chico’s Gateway Science Museum on Saturday, Oct. 18.

The free event is planned for noon to 5 p.m. on the lawn outside the museum and will celebrate its three newest exhibits, on display now.

“Modern Farming–Land, Water, People, and Science” is an engaging exhibit exploring North State agriculture and highlighting regional production and practices, agricultural science and the ag community.

Traveling from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the bilingual exhibit “Eat Well, Play Well” will help visitors discover nutrition, fitness, and the science of making healthy choices in a fun-packed, interactive way.

Finally, museum goers won’t want to miss “Patterns on the Land,” a stunning display of quiet and pastoral agricultural images of the Sacramento Valley presented by local photographer Anthony Dunn.

The Gateway Science Museum is part of the College of Natural Sciences at CSU, Chico. Located at 625 Esplanade in Chico, the museum is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The outdoor event on Oct. 18 is free; gallery admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children and students, and free for museum members. The fall exhibit season runs through Jan. 4.

For more information, please visit www.gatewayscience.org or call 530-898-4121.