Description Date(s)
Wild Planet Day Fall, 2017
Science Night at the Great Valley Museum 1st Friday of each month
Great Valley Museum several days/week
MAPS (Modesto Area Partners in Science) various
MJC Science Colloquium Wednesdays
Science on Screen monthly on Saturdays, 2:30 pm
CSUStan Science Day 2/25/17
Stanislaus Science Olympiads 2018 tba
Stanislaus County Science Fair 5/15 - 5/19/17
DOE Science Bowl  
Stanislaus County Salmon Festival 11/17
MJC Earth Day April 13, 2017 tbd
Regional Science Centers  
Zoos and Wildlife Preserves  

Wild Planet Day is in the early Fall.  Look for the 2107 date!  Join us for a day of fun and festivities while we discover Wild Planet Day including science demonstrations, explore the use of microscopes and hands-on science activities.  There will also be food for sale and a variety of vendor booths provided by campus and local organizations.  Tickets are $8 or $20 for a family of 6.  Planetarium shows are extra.  Contact the Great Valley Museum at 575-6196.


Science Night at the Great Valley Museum

The Great Valley Museum will be open in the evenings, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., during the first Friday of every month.  Discover the universe through our planetarium shows at 7:30pm & 8:30pm and Science on a Sphere 3-D globe. Campus science clubs will offer insight and highlights, including the MJC Astronomy Club which will provide free telescope viewings on top of the Science Community Center. Join us for a fun, festive atmosphere while we explore science together!  Be sure to dress appropriately during the cold months.






Great Valley Museum  Please visit:

The family friendliest place to visit in Modesto.  Visit soon and often. 

The very uniquie and original new exhibit, Exploring Matter:  An Interactive, Inexpensive Chemistry Exhibit for Museums became available for visitors on 9/13/16 and had its official opening on 10/21/16.

Please note that you can have a thermal (infrared) photo taken
of yourself or a group and have the photo sent to your e-mail address.
For a thermal image, see discussion above about Dr. Al Chemst and the Mischiefs.

MAPS (Modesto Area Partners in Science)          

7:30 pm, MJC West Campus Sierra Hall 132

ecember 2  “Nuclear Fusion:  Building a Mini-Star on Earth”.  Dr. Tammy Ma, an experimental  physicist at LLNL, will discuss the status of energy research using laser induced nuclear fusion.

For more information, please visit:
Modesto Junior College West Campus Sierra Hall 132, 7:30 pm, free admission and parking

9/22 or 29/2017-  Dave Sheaffer, U.C. Medical Center audiologist on cochlear implants & related hearing technology.

postponed:  now scheduled for 10/26/2018- Barbara Natterson-Horowitz from UCLA on Zoobiquity.






Modesto Junior College Science Colloquium, Wednesdays, West Campus Science Center 115

Science Colloquium Fall 2017, Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:15 pm:



Science Colloquium Committee: Richard Anderson, Dan Chase, Jill Cross, Teri Curtis, Catherine Greene, Denise Godbout-Avant, Deborah Martin, Elizabeth McInnes


Science on Screen, State Theatre









Calif. State Univ. Science Day

Annual Science Day7th Annual Science Day

February, 2018

10 am to 2 pm

Free Admission and Open to the Public.

Science Olympiads
National -  
NORCAL -    CSU@Stanislaus, 04/01/17, Free
Stanislaus County (middle, high school level) – 2018, MJC West Campus, Free
Stanislaus County (elementary level) - 04/08/17, Walnut School (Turlock). 
Free with many events open to spectators. 


Stanislaus County Science Fair - May 15 - 19, 2017, Petersen Event Center, Modesto  

DOE Science Bowl -

Stanislaus River Salmon Festival, November,  2018 , Knights Ferry, November.

EarthDay, Modesto Junior College, April tbd

March for Science  04/22/2017

Regional Science Centers

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 -  

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