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Great Valley Museum


Astronomy Club Telescope Night at the Science Community Center with Planetarium Shows

See events page for more details


Telecope night



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. On October 11th Wild Planet Day will take place at the Science Community Center.


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:

Museum exhibit

  • Native habitat displays of the Central Valley
  • Native Plant Garden
  • Exotic animals from around the world
  • Tours, classes, field trips
  • Planetarium shows
  • Traveling Teacher outreach programs 












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.


Sponsor the Interactive Periodic Table

Science Education Directory for Stanislaus County








Science Community Center 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
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
Click here to sign up!