Beginning this week, San Joaquin Delta College is now offering classes at the World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi in an effort to better serve their students in the northern part of San Joaquin County.

Delta College announced that the six general education classes available for students Monday through Thursday, mostly in the evenings, were made possible because of their partnership with the museum.

“The staff and Board of Directors of the World of Wonders Science Museum are excited to partner with Delta College which will help fulfill our educational mission of stimulating discovery for all ages,” museum president Sally Snyde said in a news release. “This combined effort will certainly expand educational opportunities for the San Joaquin north county and beyond.”

The museum is located in downtown Lodi at 2 N. Sacramento St. and will include free parking for students.

Delta College officials said the new location of classes was designed to be convenient for adults who work and for high school or college students wanting to get ahead in their course work.

“This is just the first phase of Delta’s return to the north county, and we are thrilled to be here,” Delta College superintendent/president Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson said in a statement.

Fall semester classes at the museum include College Algebra, Introduction to Psychology, Precalculus, Introduction to Probability/Statistics, Reading and Composition, and Reading and Composition with Support.

Victoria Franco is a reporter based in Stockton covering San Joaquin County for Bay City News Foundation and its nonprofit news site Local News Matters. She is a Report for America corps member.