CSU, Chico News

Summer Season at Gateway Science Museum Begins May 24

Date: 05-15-2014

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

From medical practices to evolutionary biology, California’s past and present will come alive this summer in new and returning exhibits at the Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico beginning May 24.

Created in collaboration with Enloe Medical Center, the museum’s newest exhibit, “Era of Innovation: Past and Present,” will guide visitors through more than a century of health care practices and innovations in Northern California. The exhibit features historical images and equipment, including a doctor’s bag and horse-drawn buggy used by Dr. Newton Thomas Enloe, who founded Enloe Hospital in 1913. It also highlights best practices in health care today. The exhibit is located in the James W. Cornyn Valley Gallery.

Featured in the spring 2014 season, “Explore Evolution” will return for the summer with enhanced points of interest. The exhibit includes work from scientists around the world and focuses on seven research projects that have contributed to our understanding of evolution. It has traveled from the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma and will be located in the Gateway’s North Gallery.

Also exploring nature over time, “Changing California” will take visitors on a journey through geological and ecological transformations in Northern California. Along the way, they’ll investigate the impact of invasive plant and animal life, transfer of disease, species adaptations and implications to our modern ecosystem. The exhibit is located in the Newberry Gallery.

The Gateway Science Museum is located at 625 Esplanade in Chico and is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children and students and free for museum members and children under 3. For more information, please visit www.gatewayscience.org or call 530-898-4121.


Photo caption: The Enloe family buggy, gifted to Enloe Medical Center and restored in 2007, is part of a new exhibit at the Gateway Science Museum tracing medical progress over the last century. Photo courtesy of Enloe Medical Center.