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Great Valley Museum ³Discover the Big Cats² Gala

Great Valley Museum invites community to “Discover the Big Cats” at 2nd Annual Gala

The Great Valley Museum at Modesto Junior College invites the community to its 2nd Annual Gala on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the MJC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto.

This year’s gala theme is “Discover the Big Cats.” The museum will have out on display some of the lions, leopards, jaguars, and tigers from its original Osterberg collection.

The elegant evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a hosted wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres reception in the Great Valley Museum located in the Science Community Center. At 6:15 p.m. guests will stroll over to the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Center for a dinner prepared by Chef Hank Winkle of O’Brien’s Market.

Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on numerous items donated by supportive community members at the silent auction offered prior to the dinner.

Individual gala tickets are $125 and sponsorship opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets, donate a silent auction item, or obtain sponsorship information, contact the museum at (209) 575-6196 or visit the museum webpage at .

Proceeds aid the Great Valley Museum Foundation in the continuing development of the GVM as one of California’s premier natural history museums and benefit the museum’s programs and activities.

Each year, thousands of young minds receive the benefit of hands-on science activities at the GVM. The museum’s Traveling Teacher programs include live reptiles and insects, current environmental issues and local Native American artifacts, to name a few. The museum also offers group tours, Science on a Sphere shows and planetarium presentations. These programs enhance the educational experience for school children in the Central Valley and assist in addressing the Science Content Standards for California.

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