Celebrating 50 Years of Education through exploring
Nature, Art, and Culture.

"Phineas the Phish"
by Jeanne McLaughlin

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" is a showcase of artwork contributed by local artists made from recycled or reused materials.  This exhibition is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community's innovative and often surprising use of discarded items.  In conjunction with the exhibition, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council is displaying artwork from their "Wild Creatures of the Desert" show.
On display through April 26th.

Vegetable Gardening in the High Desert
Stefanie Ritter,  Museum Biologist, Gardener and Master Composter

There is nothing better-tasting than a tomato right off the vine, still warm and really sweet. Think that is impossible in the Hi-Desert? Think again. Even with all the challenges in the desert, like heat, cold wind, and hungry critters, it is possible to grow vegetables in your backyard with a little preparation and lots of patience.

Learn about the struggles and triumphs of a desert gardener and take some seeds home for your own garden adventure.

February 13, 2014
Starting at Noon

FREE to the public and coffee will be served


MBHS presents
"A New Look at Willie Boy"


Paul Smith, historian, educator and co-owner of 29 Palms Inn will reveal a new interpretation of the Willie Boy story. Just when we thought all the angles had been put to rest, Smith raises new interesting theories to be examined.  



Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society

on February 12, 2014   

at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum  

from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Donation $5.00.


Science Saturdays

 During this Science Saturday children will learn about chemical reactions in our everyday world and witness a few chemical reactions first hand, like a reaction that mimics a volcanic eruption

PHYSICS - February 22
Everything in the world is organized around two concepts, matter and energy. The study of physics focuses on matter and energy and the relationships between them. An excellent example would be the exciting construction of roller coasters. They twist, turn, and spin upside down, but people never fall out of their seats thanks to the laws of physics. Children will learn how physics is responsible for this and much more about the laws of motion during this fascinating Science Saturday.

All programs will be facilitated by our Museum Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.  Science Saturdays are held from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. and are offered free of charge with no pre-registration required.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

FREE! No pre-registration required


Visit the Museum

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway. The museum is open Thursday through 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 www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org 


To view a full schedule of Yucca Valley events, sports  

programs and recreation classes visit the Town's website at www.yucca-valley.org