Gateway Science Museum

625 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95929



The mission of the Gateway Science Museum is to inspire the exploration of science and natural history in our region and beyond.


The Gateway Science Museum envisions an environment where people of all ages and demographics are inspired by science.  We strive to be a leader in engaging youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). We aspire to provide a stimulating experience for visitors as they grow into adulthood. We are devoted to the advancement of science literacy and life-long learning.

The Gateway Science Museum serves as a portal to learning and sharing, connecting university and community in a strong partnership. As educators, we champion creative and critical thinking, encourage curiosity, and inspire visitors of all ages in the exploration of science. As a gateway, we celebrate and heighten awareness of the unique natural history of our region.  Through steadfast partnerships in education and outreach, we persist in efforts that instill stewardship and sustainability. 

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