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Recreation Department Activities
Adult Excursions

Lake Arrowhead is nestled in the majestic San Bernardino Mountains and is home to the beautiful Lake Arrowhead Resort where participants will enjoy a delicious lunch. Afterwards enjoy  the the relaxing, tranquil waters on a cruise aboard the "Queen.".

August 21, 2013
Price: $76 (incl lunch, cruise, transportation)
Youth Open Art Studio Workshop 
  Work on your art project in any medium!

June 18 - August 6 
Ages: 10-15 years 
Cost: $2 per class 
Day: Tuesdays 
Time: 9 am - noon 
Location: Community Center 

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There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums which is  more than the attendance for all major league sporting events and theme parks combined (483 million in 2011).

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Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture Series

Thursday, July 11 
Mines in Joshua Tree National Park 

D.D. Trent Prof. Emeritus Citrus College

By the time the California Gold Rush hit in 1849, prospectors were already finding gold in Southern California. About 300 mines were developed in what is now Joshua Tree National Park. Miners dug for gold, silver, and other valuables. D.D. Trent will take you on the true mining adventure of hardship, hope and rarely ever richness, right here, in your neighborhood.


Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays in July, August and September.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents.

The lectures start at 12:00 noon.   

Admission is $ 5 - Free for members -  Beverages will be served.

MBHS presents
The Hastie Bus
by Les Snodgrass & Liz Meyer

The restoration of a 1928 Chevrolet bus promises  to bring back the colorful stories and history of the Morongo Basin's first public transportation ser- vice - the 29 Palms Stage and Express.

Wednesday, July 10,

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
$5 donation to the MBHS at the door;
Arrive early to reserve your seat.

Art & Culture Wednesdays
Art & Culture Wednesdays at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum provide unique opportunities for kids to explore other countries through hands-on activities.
Time: 10 - 11 am

June 26: France

France is rich in culture and known for a variety of items including high fashion, culinary delights, and famous artwork. During this Art and Culture Wednesday, Museum Educator Crystal Mason will teach children a bit of French language as well as information about French food and architecture.


July 10:    Sweden
July 24:    Greece
August 7: Colombia

Cost: $2 per student

No pre-registration required, pay at the door


These programs will ignite your children's curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating to biology, earth science and chemistry.
It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

Time: 11 - 11:30 am
July 13      Optical Illusions
July 27:     Genetics & Fingerprints
August 17: Electricity

Cost: FREE! No pre-registration required

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway.  The museum is open Thursday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Admission is free; donations support the educational mission of the museum.  The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is operated by the Town of Yucca Valley. 


For more information on our programs and events contact the museum at (760) 369-7212 or visit our website at


To view a full schedule of Yucca Valley events, sports programs and recreation classes visit the Town's website at 

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