Visitor Center: Saturday-Monday
Free parking is available for Bidwell Mansion SHP visitors only, all others will be cited.
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Gold Panning with Mountain Mike!
Jul 26, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on Jul 28, 2019 at 10:00 am
►July 26 and 28 – Ages 8-12 year old – Limited to 25
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center at 530-895-6144
Kids Summer Fun Programs – FREE – Given on Fridays and Sundays at 10:00 AM at the Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center, 525 Esplanade, Chico.
Gold panning with Mountain Mike!
In this activity, our very own Mountain Mike will lead kids as they learn about the dream versus the reality of the California Gold Rush. What routes did the gold seekers take to reach California? What would you do if you struck it rich in the California gold fields? What did actual prospectors do with their gold? Kids will pan for real gold just like the prospectors of old!