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Great Valley Museum

2201 Blue Gum Ave, Modesto, CA 95358-1052
+1 209-575-6196
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Best Area Museum

MJC did an outstanding job when they created the new Great Valley Museum. It's a must see. Also... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Anna B
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Modesto, California
Fun afternoon attraction

A smaller museum, good for about 1 1/2 hours plus a visit to the planetarium. Keep in mind the... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
PamelaMcD
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Sunny Cal
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9 Dec 2017
“Fun afternoon attraction”
26 Jun 2018
“Best Area Museum”
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2201 Blue Gum Ave, Modesto, CA 95358-1052
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+1 209-575-6196
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

MJC did an outstanding job when they created the new Great Valley Museum. It's a must see. Also they have events for star gazing in the evening and family science events.

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

A smaller museum, good for about 1 1/2 hours plus a visit to the planetarium. Keep in mind the planetarium has limited hours so call ahead. Friendly staff and informative exhibits although a little more info on the wildlife would be nice. The road to...More

Thank PamelaMcD
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

I recently took my kids here, and they LOVED it!! I went as a child, but I must say, that the remodel and move has greatly improved the experience. I'd recommend the Great Valley Museum for a family outing.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The museum is not large but provides an excellent overview of the wildlife and habitat of California's Central alley.

Thank GMS1556
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

I think young children would like this museum, as they have a room for kids to beable to do things. I visited with my teenager and it was nice. It was well laid out and quiet, but small, it does not take long to get...More

Thank Cat33R
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

always well maintained in new location; well thought out selection of specific critters and ecosystems from the valley region.

Thank Bryteworks
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Didn't make it to the museum. All parking lots we saw were by permit only or a day pass to be purchased at a kiosk. Could not see any kiosks, so gave up. Perhaps someone in the know can post the how to on this...More

4  Thank jmmccas
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Management response:Responded 23 November 2016

jmmccas, we are sorry for the frustration with our parking situation. The museum is on a community college campus and parking can be a bit tough when classes are in session. Parking is free on Saturdays and there is less traffic. Please note that we...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2016

We had a wedding group basically killing time before dinner, and about 13 of us went here. Some very interesting displays, including the solar system to scale in the entry way. We saw a planetarium show about earthquakes. There is a suspended globe which basically...More

1  Thank choo2drivr
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

I visited here with my daughter and two grandsons yesterday and we all had an enjoyable time at this local museum. The museum is housed in the science building of Modesto Junior College west campus. The museum was moved here from a smaller building less...More

2  Thank MSWMom50
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Ildiko T
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There are several places in the museum with seating and the activities aren't too loud. I can't speak for the weekends because we were there on a Friday, but I doubt there would be a problem with spending a couple of hours... More
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