MAPS - Modesto Area Partners in Science

MAPS Modesto Area Partners in ScienceThe Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) lecture series has operated since 1990 to foster science education in our community for youths through adults.  Once a month during the academic year, MAPS offers stimulating free science programming, bringing educators and local citizens into contact with scientists and mind-expanding ideas.

Contact Person:  Teri Curtis (209) 575-6775,

All MAPS lectures are subject to change based upon availability of speaker.  

See our schedule of MAPS presentations here        



The Science Colloquium is entering its 18th year of offering weekly science presentations to MJC and the community.  The Science Colloquium presents a variety of topics of interest to our students, faculty, and the community.  All are welcome to attend and admission is free.   We have a great list of presentations from which you can choose this Fall, starting in September 2017.

Contact Person:  Teri Curtis (209) 575-6775,

Science Community Center, Room 115, West Campus  3:15 to 4:15 PM.

All Science Colloquium presentations are subject to change based upon availability of speaker.

See our schedule of Science Colloquium presentations here.  

Science Colloquium Lecture Archive


Stay tuned for updates on the 2019 Earth Day Celebration on the West Campus Quad. The MJC Civic Engagement's Project Green Committee is planning an Earth Day celebration to heighten environmental awareness and educate students, staff, and the greater community on green and sustainable practices. The event will be informative and interactive, including displays, information tables and demonstrations and is open to the public.


Local junior high and high schools compete in the The Regional Science Olympiad which consists of individual and team events that encourage learning in biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, problem solving and technology. Some events require knowledge of scientific facts and concepts, while others rely on science processes. Volunteers are always welcome.  This is a great day of fun and science.


SCIENCE NIGHT with free telescope viewing

Please join us for a free, public telescope viewing opportunity provided by the MJC Astronomy Club and other science opportunities provided by the MJC Science students. 

To stay up-to-date on upcoming Astronomy club events, “like” their Facebook page. In addition to telescope viewing on the roof (weather permitting), the Great Valley Museum’s planetarium will have several shows that night (there will be a charge for planetarium shows).   

For more information about Science Night, contact the Great Valley Museum at (209) 575-6196 or visit the GVM Events webpage.

MJC West Campus, Science Community Center, 4th floor and roof.

There is no cost for the telescope viewing and parking is free on Friday night during this event.



The MJC Science Community Center planetarium is open to the public with shows available on Saturdays and during special events.

For information please contact the Great Valley Museum at (209) 575-6196 or visit the GVM Planetarium webpage for ticket information.