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Great Valley Museum

A Night at the Museum: The Inaugural Gala

Come celebrate the beginning of a new era at the Great Valley Museum, on January 17, 2015. 

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Purchase your seat or table at

  • Select your preferred method of payment, Credit card or PayPal
  • Fill in all the required information.
  • At the section where it says "I want my donation to be designated toward:"
  • Click on:"Select an option,"
  • Scroll down the list until you reach the GVM Gala section and select the level of support you'd like.
  • At the bottom of the page, click on the big blue, "DONATE NOW."


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From Monday, the 8th through Friday, the 19th of December, everything in our Nature shop will be on sale!*
The Nature Shop is open from 10:00 – 3:30 Monday through Friday.
Stop by the shop, located in the lobby of the Science Community Center on the MJC West Campus, and find that special gift for a friend, colleague, child, or other family member. We have items that are ideal for all ages and occasions. Many items are in very limited quantities and we will sell them first come, first serve, so come by early for the best selection.
*The Audubon Guide to Stanislaus County Birding Sites and James Curl photography books.*



At Last!

 Great Valley Museum 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.

For the latest information, please call the museum at (209) 575-6196.

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:

  • Native habitat displays of the Central Valley
  • Science on a Sphere 3-D globe programs
  • Tours, classes, field trips
  • Planetarium shows
  • Traveling Teacher outreach programs 

Wild Planet Day 2014

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.


In the Science Community Center on MJC West Campus

Mailing address: 

435 College Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350

Contact Us

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


Closed until new museum opens this Fall.

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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