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Great Valley Museum

Telescope Night November 14th!

Planetarium showings are at 6:15PM, and 7:15PM. We will be opening the doors to the public for showings of the full-dome digital video feature "The Ultimate Universe" at special Telescope Night prices of $4 for persons 12 and older, and $3 for ages 4-11. Sorry, but children under the age of 4 will not be admitted to the planetarium. Tickets will be sold on the days of the events only. There will be no further discounts given on these special prices.



GVM has moved to its new home in the Science Community Center on the MJC west campus.The Museum exhibits, Story Hour and Animal Talk will resume in the new location this Fall. Due to exhibit construction delays our grand opening date will be announced soon.

For the latest information, please call the museum at (209) 575-6196.


Main hall of new museum, under construction. Beaver dam riparian exhibit.


The Great Valley Museum of Natural History brings you the wonders of science and nature, featuring:


  • Native habitat displays of the Central Valley
  • Science on a Sphere 3-D globe programs
  • Tours, classes, field trips
  • Planetarium shows
  • Traveling Teacher outreach programs 




                                    Wild Planet Day 2014






New MuseumNEW Science Community Center

MJC West Campus

   The center houses the Great Valley Museum and includes: a Planetarium, Observatory, Science on a Sphere, Foucault Pendulum, and an Interactive Periodic Table.











In the Science Community Center on MJC West Campus
Mailing address: 
                          435 College Ave.
                             Modesto, CA 95350

Office & Exhibit Hours
Closed until new museum opens this Fall.
Admission to museum:
12 and over
Children 3 to 12
Children under 3
Family - up to 2 adults and 4 children
Age 55+
MJC students with current student id
Free with paid adult.
Call for group prices. Our number is listed below.





Contact Us

Phone: 209 575-6196
Fax: 209 575-6466
Email: mjcgreatvalley


Science Community Center
West Campus

Modesto Junior College


Closed until new museum opens this Fall.

Wild Planet Day
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