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"Wild Planet Day" Science Fest Oct. 13 at MJC

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POSTED September 25, 2012 8:09 p.m.

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Great Valley Museum and Science, Mathematics and Engineering Division are hosting a family oriented Science Fest with the theme “Wild Planet Day” on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The event will take place in and around the Science Building on the corner of College and Coldwell Avenues on East Campus.  Admission for the day is $8 per person or $25 per family of 4, with no admission charged for children under 3 years old.

 This fun-filled fest will include live animal presentations, hands-on science labs, telescope viewing and the ability to explore space in a portable planetarium.   Participants can view over 60 reptiles and attend wildlife presentations from the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center.  There will be squid and owl pellet dissection, pumpkin decorating and a petting zoo.  Science enthusiasts can enjoy over 30 fascinating hands-on science labs involving geology, biology, physics and chemistry. 

The event is a fundraiser for the Great Valley Museum, a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing science and natural history information to adults and children of all ages through classes, programs and exhibits.  The museum serves the families of Stanislaus, San Joaquin, and surrounding counties.  For more information on the Science Fest call (209) 575-6196.

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