Hours

Visitor Center: Saturday-Monday
11am-5pm

Location

525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926

Parking

Free parking is available for Bidwell Mansion SHP visitors only, all others will be cited.

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Jun 2015

Project Wild – H2O Olympics

Jun 17, 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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Can you make water defy gravity? Let’s see if you can!

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Jr Rangers – History Detectives

Jun 20, 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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Become a detective and learn about the history of the people who once lived here using your investigative skills.

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Jr Rangers – Wonders of Water

Jun 22, 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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Learn about the water cycle and why water is a precious resource that we must conserve.

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Project Wild – Riparian Retreat

Jun 24, 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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Take a tour of the riparian zone near the Mansion and identify characteristics of that area.

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Jr Rangers – Wonders of Water

Jun 27, 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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Learn about the water cycle and why water is a precious resource that we must conserve.

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Jul 2018

Gold Panning with Mountain Mike!

Jul 2 at 11:00 am - Jul 9 at 11:00 am

►July 2, 7 and 9 - Kids Summer Fun Programs  - Given on Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM FREE - For all ages, no reservation required. Come to the Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center at about 10:45 AM to be included in the programs.   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…

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Predator VS Prey – Pyramid of Nature

Jul 14 at 11:00 am - Jul 16 at 11:00 am

►July 14 and 16 - Kids Summer Fun Programs - Given on Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM FREE - For all ages, no reservation required. Come to the Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center at about 10:45 AM to be included in the programs. Predator VS Prey – Pyramid of Nature. In our ecosystem, each plant or animal has an important role: producers, consumers, and decomposers. We will explore the riparian area near Bidwell Mansion and then, using…

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A Bidwell Binocular 360° Quest

Jul 21 at 11:00 am - Jul 23 at 11:00 am

►July 21 and 23 - Kids Summer Fun Programs - Given on Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM FREE - For all ages, no reservation required. Come to the Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center at about 10:45 AM to be included in the programs.   This program gives children the opportunity to observe close up the natural and the various manufactured resources around the mansion and see the differences between these environments. Using binoculars, children will be able…

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What do owls eat?

Jul 28 at 11:00 am - Jul 30 at 11:00 am

►July 28 and 30 - Kids Summer Fun Programs - Given on Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. FREE - For all ages, no reservation required. Come to the Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center at about 10:45 AM to be included in the programs.   Owl pellet dissection is an easy, hands-on way to learn about the eating habits of birds of prey. Pellets are the remains of an owl’s meal. Finding and piecing together the bones inside…

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Dec 2018

Holiday Open House

Dec 9
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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FREE

Kick off the holiday season and join the Orange Grove Rebekah Lodge # 84, Chico Women’s Club and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park for a day-long Holiday Open House. Performances will be held each hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the last performance at 4:00 p.m. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in period costumes to welcome guests for tours of the first floor of the decorated Victorian style mansion. The Open House welcomes all ages and is free to…

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