SCIENCE EVENTS IN STANISLAUS COUNTY
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.
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
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
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:
http://maps.events.mjc.edu/ 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
Wednesdays, West Campus Science Center 115 Modesto Junior College Science Colloquium
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
7th Annual Science Day
10 am to 2 pm
Free Admission and Open to the Public.
Labs and Guided Tours
Skeletons, Skulls, Fossils Everyday Chemistry
Snakes & Six-Legged Zoo
Explore the fields of biology, chemistry, math, nursing,
physics & psychology.
Stanislaus County (middle, high
school level) – 2018, MJC West Campus, Free
County (elementary level) - 04/08/17,
Walnut School (Turlock).
Free with many events open
May 15 -
2017, Petersen Event Center, Modesto
S tanislaus River Salmon
November, 2018 , Knights Ferry,
Modesto Junior College, April tbd
March for Science
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 - http://www.thetech.org
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 - http://www.oaklandzoo.org/
Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento -
Salinas – Vision Quest Ranch - http://www.visionquestranch.com/
San San Francisco Zoo, S.F. -
Wildlife Preserves (check for
Animal Ark, Reno - http://animalark.org/
ARK 2000, San Andreas - http://www.pawsweb.org/
B. Bryan Preserve, Point Arena - http://bbryanpreserve.com/
Cat Haven, Dunlap -
Safari West, Santa Rosa - http://www.safariwest.com/
Vision Quest Ranch, Salinas -
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