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Great Valley offers summer science classes for kids
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MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College is holding six weeks of science and nature-oriented classes for children ages 4–12 starting June 21. These popular programs cover a wide variety of topics ranging from animal adventures and science experimentation to artistic endeavors.

Each class is offered as a three-day series (Tuesday–Thursday) for one to two hours per day depending on the age group. For young children ages 4–5 or ages 6–8, the classes are held 10 to 11a.m. each day. Classes for older children are held from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost of each class series is $40 for younger children and $60 for older children.

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

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.