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Leap Into Local Museums

Leap Into Local Museums

Butte County Museum Weekend is an event created to support Visit California’s larger arts, culture, and entertainment promotions across the state as well as celebrate Butte County’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Museums, galleries, and other cultural destinations across the county will be opening their doors for FREE from 10am-4pm on Feb. 29 and Mar. 1, 2020, for the inaugural event.

Catch the free shuttle in Chico and in Oroville to easily visit all the museums! (Full shuttle details in the FAQ at the bottom of the page)

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What is Butte County Museum Weekend?

Butte County Museum Weekend is an event created to promote and celebrate history, art, and culture through our extensive network of museums and cultural centers. Museums, galleries, and other cultural destinations across the county will be opening their doors for the inaugural event.

How much is admission?

Admission to any participating museum is FREE from 10am-4pm all weekend.

Is there any transportation offered?

Yes! There will be shuttle loops to transport visitors to all the Downtown Chico locations and Downtown Oroville locations as well as a shuttle that will go from Downtown Chico to the Chico Air Museum.

Visitors will be responsible for driving between Oroville and Chico as well as to the Gridley and Paradise locations.

Chico Loop A

  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Gateway Science Museum*
  • Chico Air Museum
  • Return to Residence Inn

Chico Loop B

  • Oxford Suites
  • monca
  • Gateway Science Museum*
  • Roundabout at Madison Bear Garden on E. 1st (to access Chico State museums)
  • Chico Art Center
  • Return to Oxford Suites

*Gateway Science Museum will serve as the transfer point for those wishing to take the other Chico shuttle

Oroville Loop

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Oroville
  • C.F. Lott Home
  • Chinese Temple
  • Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum
  • Oroville Historic State Theatre
  • Pioneer History Museum
  • Feather River Nature Center (drop-off at the Burger Hut across the street)
  • Return to Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Oroville

**All shuttle loops will be between 20-30 minutes. Shuttles will begin at 10am at the hotels and will make last drop back at the hotel at 4:15pm.