Great Valley Museum Summer Science Classes for Children

Great Valley Museum offers summer science classes for children

(Modesto, CA) – The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College is holding six weeks of science and nature oriented classes for children ages 4–12 beginning July 1. These popular programs cover a wide variety of topics ranging from animal adventures and science experimentation to microscopic exploration.

The classes are being held in the new Science Community Center on the MJC west campus. Each class is offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. as a two-day series: Tuesday–Wednesday for ages 4-7, and Thursday–Friday for ages 8-12. The cost of each class series is $40 for museum members and $45 for nonmembers, and registration is currently underway.

The summer science classes are taught by the museum’s traveling teachers and are hands-on and interactive. For a list of class titles and dates call the museum at (209) 575-6196 or visit the website Preregistration is required and can be done via fax, email or phone.

The Great Valley Museum is a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing science and natural history information to adults and children of all ages through classes, programs and exhibits. For more information please contact or stop by the museum at 1100 Stoddard Avenue in Modesto, open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

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