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Gateway Science Museum

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625 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-0001
+1 530-898-4121
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Great Native Plant Garden

This is a small local museum in Chico. Besides the permanent exhibits, the changing exhibits are... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Betty G
museum in Chico

We took the grandkids during a visit from Washington expecting to see a great exhibit. We were... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
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625 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-0001
+1 530-898-4121
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is a small local museum in Chico. Besides the permanent exhibits, the changing exhibits are relevant to local issues such as water and agriculture. Some exhibits are focused on kids so this is a good museum for children. The best part is an outside...More

Thank Betty G
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We took the grandkids during a visit from Washington expecting to see a great exhibit. We were disappointed. The displays were falling apart and not appropriate for ages 5 and 10. Seemed expensive and parking is tricky. Read the signs or you will end up...More

Thank Pvichi
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I take my grandchildren regularly to this museum; lots of hands-on activities and rotating exhibits that catch and hold their attention. The docents are usually college volunteers, very enthusiastic and helpful.

Thank Robin W
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

The museum has 3 rooms, all of which had different themes. We also thought quite neat was the Saber Tooth and Bear skeletons. We loved the hands on learning and activities in one of the rooms, the couple of animals in tanks in the other,...More

Thank makjms
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Maybe not bad if you've got children to entertain, otherwise this place was a great disappointment..

Thank NigelHelmsley
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Small but well run with exhibits that change so check ahead to see if of your interest. V. good interactive displays for kids - and adults! Right next to Bidwell Mansion so fun to take visitors.

Thank 2pablo2015
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I go every year to Gateway with my preschool class (kids age 3-5), and we have a blast..it doesn't matter what the display is, we always have a good time! The kids get to be hands on, they have plenty of staff to help, and...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

I always love to take my grandson to the Gateway Science Museum as it is unique for Chico. Must say that the current exhibit is a bit of a snooze compared to their usual output. Looking forward to the next one. It is still a...More

Thank debcan282015
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Took my 12 year old nephew here last weekend and he loved it. So did his 9 year old little sister. The way the docents engage the kids that visit the museum is what makes it so special and fun. The kids get to help...More

Thank Gail0922
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

For its size, the Gateway Science Museum is pretty remarkable! Lots of staff, including helpful and enthusiastic young volunteers who know their stuff and actually engage with the visitors, especially your kids! We loved the little room with a great selection of puzzles, games, and...More

Thank Jodie D
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