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Great Valley Museum, Modesto

#9 of 13 in Things to do in Modesto
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Great Valley Museum brings you the wonders of science and nature, featuring:

Native habitat displays of the CA Central Valley

Native fish and wildlife exhibits

Local Native American artifacts

Planetarium shows

Tours, classes, field trips

Science on a Sphere presentations

Traveling Teacher outreach programs

Our nature shop carries fun and educational toys, books, and gifts for nature and science lovers of all ages.
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  • Interesting displays of California wildlife with interactive explorations. We saw lots of our own birds with large wildlife which we not to see. Highly recommend.  more »
  • There isn't a lot to do in the Modesto area, and having done all the "big" things (McHenry Mansion and Museum, Blue Diamond, and the Hershey plant in Oakdale, basically) on many a previous trip, I...  more »
  • My 5 yr old nephew enjoyed it so much. Everyone on staff was super friendly and assisted him with all of his questions. Will highly recommend.
  • Great little museum with excellent presentation of area wildlife. Diorama displays show both backyard birds and wilderness animals we almost never see. Wonderful place to take your kids to show them how important it is to protect our environment. Everyone can benefit for an hour looking at these displays. Very highly recommended.

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