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Surprisingly fun!

We were trying to pass time before a family dinner, we are from TN and my husband who is from Chico... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Oilmedic365
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Springfield, Tennessee
A place to take the children for fun and learning

A great place to visit with the children. All exhibits seem hands on for little children and... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Elaina M
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

We were trying to pass time before a family dinner, we are from TN and my husband who is from Chico suggested the museum. We ALL had fun and learned a lot! Loved this place and a fun surprise.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A great place to visit with the children. All exhibits seem hands on for little children and adults. A focus on interaction and education goes hand in hand with this museum. Easy to get to and in the city. Plenty of parking. Gift shop and...More

Thank Elaina M
Reviewed 9 August 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 21 June 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 11 April 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 20 March 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 13 March 2017

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

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 4 February 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 15 November 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

1  Thank chicolocal
Reviewed 26 July 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
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