Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: Access your MJC Email 
Step 3: College Orientation 
Step 4: Assessment Testing 
Step 5: Education Plan
Step 6: Official Transcripts
Step 7: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 8: Register for Classes
Step 9: Pay Fees

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting our Information for International Students.

Modesto Junior College
Due to poor air quality, and in the interest of your health, Modesto Junior College is closing at 4 p.m., November 15, and will remain closed through Sunday, November 18. All classes and extracurricular activities on campus are cancelled during this time frame. The college will reopen and classes resume on Monday, November 19.

Outreach Programs

Traveling Teachers

Leave the traveling to us!

The Museum offers over 30 Traveling Teacher programs that come out to your school to cover topics ranging from live animals, physical sciences, environmental, nature, to California history.  View our Educational Resource Guide here for details.


On Site Classes

Science on Saturday, Summer Science...

These classes held in the Great Valley Museum or Science Community Science offer a wide variety of science, nature, and craft topics for children from 3 years to 12 years. See the Events page for current classes.


Special Events

Al Chemist and the Mischiefts

Modesto Junior College Professor Emeritus Steve Murov and friends share their love of science and of exciting chemistry demonstrations.  If you saw them at the Gallo Center on March 15, 2017, or at any of the other public events they have visited, and wondered about the science behind the demonstrations, take a look at the descriptions HERE.  Dr. Murov also provides great information on upcoming local area science events on his webpage HERE.


Wild Planet Day

The Great Valley Museum Foundation hosts a Wild Planet Day every year in the fall. It is held at the Science Community Center on west campus of Modesto Junior College. This event is focused on promoting natural history and science to our local area community.  We have special presentations and dozens of science activities, informational booths, and hands-on activities. Most of which will be available to take home. Plan to join us for this family fun and educational day.


Great Valley Museum

Connect With Us

Great Valley Museum
Science Community Center
MJC West Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358
209 575-6196
209 575-6466 fax


We will be closed on July 4th.

Museum Hours

Sunday closed
Monday closed
Tuesday 9 to 4
Wednesday 9 to 4
Thursday 9 to 4
Friday 9 to 4
Saturday 9 to 4

Parking on the MJC campus is $2 Monday - Friday. Please bring small bills. Parking is free after 5 pm on Fridays and all day on weekends. Please check our planetarium page for planetarium show times.