Description Date(s)
Wild Planet Day 9/24/16
Halloween Chemistry presentation 10/21/16
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
Climate Change Series 9/14, 9/21, 9/28/16
CSUStan Science Day 2/25/17
Stanislaus Science Olympiads 3/4/17, 4/1/17, 4/8/17
Stanislaus County Science Fair 5/15 - 5/19/17
Stanislaus County Salmon Festival 11/12/16
MJC Earth Day April, 2017 tbd




Wild Planet Day is Saturday, September 24th from 10-3pm!  Join us for a day of fun and festivities while we discover Wild Planet Day as we get batty!  Be prepared to meet the Bat Lady who is sure to dazzle everyone with real live bats.  We will have bat activities, including making bat houses, bat puppets and bats on a stick, 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.  Contact the Great Valley Museum at 575-6196.


A special one night only chemistry show by Dr. Alchemist and the Mischiefs on Friday, October 21st from 7-8:30pm.  Free admission to the museum after the show.  Please note while children are welcome, this show is intended for college students and adults.  Call 575-6196 to purchase tickets.


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.

Science Nights for 2016:

Great Valley Museum  Please visit:


Modesto Junior College Science Colloquium, Wednesdays, West Campus Science Center 115, 3 - 4 pm


Climate Change - Special Series

The St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with the Modesto chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will host a series of talks on how Christian’s should respond to climate change.

They will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 21 and 28 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road. The series is being presented with the Modesto chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Read more here:


Calif. State Univ. Science Day

Sixth Annual Science Day

Annual Science DayFebruary 25, 2017

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) – 03/04/17, MJC West Campus, Free
Stanislaus County (elementary level) - 04/08/17, Hickman School. 
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 12, 2016 , Knights Ferry, November.

, Modesto Junior College, April tbd