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Modesto Junior College


Telescope Night!

We have three upcoming Telescope Night dates. Each of these dates will include two planetarium showings.

Admission will be $5 for any person(s) ages 12+, and $4 for any children ages 4-11. Children under the age of 4 may not be admitted.

Showing dates, and times are below.


Upcoming Showings:

 February 6th
6:10 PM 7:10 PM
 March 6th 7:10 PM 8:10 PM
 April 3rd 8:10 PM 9:10 PM


Past Events:

 Gala Night 2015:

gala guests view exhibit

Guest view the new exhibits in the museum.

instructors essay

MJC English Instructor Lillian Vallee presented her essay commemorating the museum.


The keynote speaker for the evening was former GVM Director Joe Medeiros.


Members of the ASMJC group enjoying the evening.


Modesto's poet laureate Gillian Wagner, seen here with Joe Orlando, read her poem "Home" composed specially for the occasion.

Science on a Sphere

 Faculty member Noah Hughes demonstrates the Science on a Sphere to guests.


Dinner is served!

Wild Planet Day 2014:

Goat petting.
Goat Petting

Build a Batbox
Build a Bat Box

Squid Dissection
Squid Dissection



First and Third Fridays Bookworms


Bookworms not available until the new museum opens this Spring.

Animal Talk:


Animal TalkFourth Fridays


Animal Talk is not available until the new museum opens this Spring.

For more information on any of the above call (209)575-6196

Great Valley Museum

Contact Us

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


Closed until new museum opens this Spring.

12 and over $5

Children 3 to 12

Children under 3 Free with paid adult.
Family - up to 2 adults and 4 children $15
Age 55+ $4
MJC students with current student id Free

Call for group prices


Modesto Junior College
West Campus
2201 Blue Gum Ave
Modesto, CA 95358

Mailing Address

Great Valley Museum
435 College Ave.

Modesto, CA 95350

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