The museum over the years!
With our upcoming "Desert in Bloom"
exhibit, we snooped through our old records and found some treasures.
Blooms in 2009
Celebrate the joy, femininity and indi- vidual expression inherent in this always popular dance form. Bellydancing teaches the essential skills and movements of Middle Eastern dance. Good fun and fitness for all body types!

Lynne Richardson

Ages: 10 and over
Day: Wednesdays
Beginning Class:
6-7 pm
Advanced Class: 7-8 pm

Session 1:   March 19, 26, May 2, 9, 16, 23
Cost:   Each 6 week session of a single class is $35.
Location:         Community Center

Science Saturday
Eyes and ears are the dynamic duos which help to perceive the world around us but it is no simple task. Both the eyes and ears are complex parts of the human body and experience. Enjoy this Science Saturday where Museum Educator Crystal Mason will help children explore the senses of sight and sound.
It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

FREE and no pre-registration required

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Chia in Bloom

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Winter Lecture - Thursday, March 13 at noon!

Wildflowers and the Name Game

Join Mark Wheeler for a PowerPoint presentation on the tribulations and the pleasures of wildflower identification. There will be lots of pictures and suggestions where to look for the best of this year's bloom.

Enjoy a once-a-month lunch break with your neighbors and friends at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum while learning about an interesting topic related to the High Desert.  

Lectures start at noon. Admission is free and beverages will be served.

Desert in Bloom Exhibit

There are no big fields of flowers this year, but there are some wildflowers showing their faces. Beginning on Thursday, March 13 the museum will present its  "Desert in Bloom," exhibit. It will be up for the  duration of the blooming season. Desert in Bloom will feature properly identified actual specimens and up-to-date wildflower reports of the Mojave Desert. Wildflower books will be available to help visitors identify plants.

MBHS Presents

Tony Soares, the Joshua Tree potter whose Native American pottery is exhibited at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Palm Springs Art Museum, will discuss the history and craft of building a pot from clay deposits gathered in the Mojave desert.

The Morongo Basin Historical Society's program of community interest is presented at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us - membership not required.

$5 donation at the door

 Morongo Basin Historical Society website
Spring Craft Programs


Wednesday, March 19, 1 - 4 p.m.


Take some time out of your daily schedule and enjoy an afternoon, making crafts for friends and family while enjoying the company of other crafters.

Materials provided, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register  


Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. - Noon  

$ 2/child

Join us for crafting fun! Make a spring-themed craft to keep or to give as a gift.

Materials provided, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register

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  


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


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