Gateway Park is the first thing visitors will see when they head out of the museum's main building to go to the museum's other popular exhibits - the Butterfly House, Dinosaur Trail, train rides, Into the Mist, and more. The structures focus primarily on natural materials, fitting in with the museum's emphasis on natural play.
A long climbing piece is mostly made out of wood and rope. Depending on their ability, kids can climb from one end to the other or focus on particular sections. The park also features a large sand area with some trucks and diggers. A small hillside slide is great for little ones. The park is surrounded by benches and tall trees for shade.
Gateway Park is free with admission to the Museum of Life + Science.