For science events in Stanislaus County,

please visit:  

Regional Science and Technology Centers and Museums
Zoos and Wildlife Reserves
Chemistry Experiments at Home
Science Presentations
Science Competitions and Events
Suppliers of science equipment for kids
Other science related sites of interest
Outdoor Education Opportunities in Stanislaus County

Regional Science and Technology Centers and Museums
(within a 2 hour drive of Stanislaus County)

Great Valley Museum, Modesto -
Astronomy (telescope and planetarium) open houses, 1st Fri. of each month
   Wild Planet Day, 09/24/16
   Dr. Alchemist and the Mischiefs
GVM fundraiser, 10/21/16


Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito -  
Calif. Acad. of Sciences, S.F. -
Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland -     
Children's Creativity Museum, S.F. -  
Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose -  
Coyote Pt. Curiodyssey Museum, San Mateo -  
Discovery Center, Fresno -  
Discovery Museum, Sacramento -    
Exploratorium, S.F. -  
Explorit, Davis -  
Fossil Discovery Museum, Madera -  
Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley -  
LLNL Discovery Center, Livermore -  
Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek -  
Long Marine Lab, UCSC -  
Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito -  
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey -  
Randall Museum, S.F. -  
San Luis Wildlife Refuge -  
       Visitor Center -  
Serpentarium, Lodi -  
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo -  
The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose - 
World of Wonders, Lodi -  
Zoos and Wildlife Preserves

Applegate Park Zoo, Merced -  
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary,Folsom -  
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, San Jose -  
Chafee Zoo, Fresno -   
Micke Grove Zoo, Lodi -  
Oakland Zoo, Oakland -  
Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento -   
Salinas – Vision Quest Ranch -
San San Francisco Zoo, S.F. - 

Wildlife Preserves (check for visitation limitations)
Animal Ark, Reno - 
ARK 2000, San Andreas -  
B. Bryan Preserve, Point Arena -    
Cat Haven, Dunlap - 
Safari West, Santa Rosa -
Vision Quest Ranch, Salinas -  

Chemistry Experiments at Home

Science Presentations

Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) free events -  monthly -
     videos of past talks -
Modesto Junior College Science Colloquium – weekly -
State Theater Science on Screen -

Science Competition and Events

Science Olympiads
National -  
Stanislaus County (elementary level) - . 
Free with many events open to spectators. 

Stanislaus County Science Fair -  
DOE Science Bowl -

Enochs High School Science nights Contact Enochs High for schedule. Enochs High Science Night Rocks - YouTube

Stanislaus River Salmon Festival, November, Knights Ferry, November./span> 
Great Valley Museum Wild Planet Day,
EarthDay, Modesto Junior College, April

Suppliers of science equipment for kids

NASCO West (Modesto) -
Educational Innovations -
Steve Spangler - 
Great Valley Museum Store, Modesto Junior College West Campus,
209 575-6196

Other science related sites of interest
ranking of countries on education tests -

states of matter
Outdoor Education Opportunities in Stanislaus County:  How to help  

“4th grade Salmon Days” at Knights Ferry, every November.  needs volunteers for 4 days in November.  
Contact person:
  Krista Smith,

6th Grade Outdoor school - Foothill Horizons.

Jess Hewitt, Director, Maureen Kelley, Administrative Assistant

(209) 532-6673

LiMPETS” (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students)   
(831) 648-5716, ext. 11

Bret Sutterley, Walnut Elementary, Turlock:
Richard Anderson,

 “The Global Club” at Gregori H.S.    Katie Merenda,

“Trekking the Tuolumne” and “Tuolumne Adventure Club”
Tuolumne River Trust, 829 Thirteenth Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 236-0330  
“Field Studies Opportunities”, Independence Charter School, Salida Union School District
 Lorraine Freeland   209-545-4415 - ‪Volunteers needed & appreciated! 

“Traveling Teachers, and Museum Docents”                                        
Great Valley Museum     (209) 575-6196
Great Valley Museum, within the MJC West Campus Science Community Center
Brian Sanders,

Docent Mike Clarke shows Martone Elementary
                    third-graders a wetlands habitat during the first
                    school tour of the Great Valley Museum in its new
                    quarters on Modesto Junior College West Campus in
                    Modesto on Tuesday.

4 H - Robert Withrow-Clark, UC Davis Cooperative Extension, (209) 953-6118
Urban Farming Project volunteers needed

“Ag In Motion”  National Ag Science Center. Michele Laverty, Director 604-4916  
P.O. Box 4937, Modesto, CA 95352     (209)521-2902



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