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Great Valley Museum

Great Valley Museum

Great Valley Museum has moved to its new home in the Science Community Center on the MJC west campus. 

Story Hour, and Live Animal Shows occur every Friday in Rotations from 10 am - 11 am with the first Live Animal show on April 10, and Bookworm Storytelling on April 17, 2015. 

We are open to the public on Friday and Saturday's from 9 am - 4 pm.

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


 Main hall of new museum, under construction. Beaver dam riparian exhibit. January 2015


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 


New MuseumScience 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.


Museum is open to the public


2201 Blue Gum Avenue

Modesto, California 95358


Mailing address: 

435 College Ave

Modesto, CA 95350

Contact Us

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


Public Hours

Effective April 4, 2015

Friday & Saturday 9 am-4 pm

Public parking on the MJC campus is $2 Monday-Friday. Please bring small bills.

Free Parking is available after 5 pm on Fridays, and all day Saturdays.

Non-Member GVM Admission
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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