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Modesto Junior College
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Great Valley Museum

Dr. Al Chemist and the Mischiefs 

Dr. Al Chemist and the Mischiefs present: A Halloween Chemistry Show.  A fundraiser for the Great Valley Museum and Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS).  Dr. Al Chemist and the Mischiefs (a group of chemistry instructors) will present a series of fascinating and amazing Halloween related chemistry demos.  The zany antics of the group coupled with some explanations of the demos will provide a fun educational experience. Children are recommended to be accompanied by adults but the dialogue is intended for a mature audience.  The event is October 21st, 2016 from 7-8:30pm.  The Great Valley Musuem will also be open for guests after the show until 10pm.  The chemistry show will be held in Sierra Hall 132 on the MJC West Campus.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (discounts for students & members) and available here.

Great Valley Museum
at Modesto Junior College

New Museum

Great Valley Museum is now open in its new home in the Science Community Center on the Modesto Junior College west campus.

The museum brings you the wonders of science and nature featuring:

  • Native habitat displays of the California Central Valley
  • A Discovery Room
  • Science on a Sphere (SOS) 3-D globe
  • Interactive Periodic Table
  • Observatory
  • Tours, classes, & field trips
  • Planetarium shows
  • Traveling Teacher outreach programs 
The Science Community Center is also home to the Science Math & Engineering Division.

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


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.