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These are but a few of the many current exhibits on display at the GVM.
A NEW STAR IN THE ANCIENT HUMAN FAMILY
An exhibit on Homo naledi.
In October 2013 an astonishing trove of hominid fossils were discovered in South Africa’s Rising Star Cave. This exhibit explores those findings and the role of MJC anthropology professor Dr. Debi Bolter’s as part of international team that analyzed the Homo naledi fossil bones in May 2014. The exhibit has 3D fossil replicas of skulls, dentition, hands and feet of several species of hominids, including H. sapiens, which are compared with H. naledi fossil replicas.
This wonderful and unique exhibit is scheduled to run through the end of 2017. It was curated by Denise Godbout-Avant, a retired Modesto Junior College and Merced College biology educator/technician and current Great Valley Museum docent.
Using the links below, you can watch interviews of Denise, Dr. Bolter and others that helped bring this exhibit to the GVM.
Videos provided by Dr. Richard Anderson.
*This exhibit runs through Fall 2017.
A look at Yokut and Miwok history and artifacts.
See real-time worldwide events such as earthquakes, hurricanes and other phenomenon projected on a 1.5 meter sphere.
You see them everyday. But did you know that some of our plants are fire-tolerant?
Skunks spray a smelly musk for protection when they feel threatened. But you already knew that.
From our first day in 1972, our Kodiak and polar bears have been regulars in the museum.
Native and exotic animals on display in the Discovery Room. But please don't tap
Find out who or what might live in your backyard. Learn about the five habitats found in the Central Valley featuring native flora and fauna.
Look closely because there's lots of birds in those trees!
Great Valley Museum
Science Community Center
MJC West Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358
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