Hatching the Past - Dinosaur Eggs and Babies
at your Hi-Desert Nature Museum!

On Display May 30 through September 22

"Hatching the Past" takes a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos. "Hatching the Past" blends the arts and sciences with an astounding array of dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all over the globe, including those of each major plant and meat-eating dinosaur group. This science rich hands-on exhibit invites visitors to dig for eggs, touch a real dinosaur bone and discover the mysteries of dinosaur family life.


June 7  -  LIGHT and COLOR
Light and color are examples of energy we see around us every day.  Bending light warps images and allows us to see the world in a different way. Also, bending light helped Issac Newton discover that sunlight contains all the colors of the rainbow.  During this colorful Science Saturday children will learn how we can warp the energy of light.

June 21  -  DINOSAURS

Paleontology is more than just the study of dinosaurs; it is the study of ancient life. To learn about the mysteries of the ancient past paleontologists use fossils that tell us about living things from thousands, millions, and even billions of years ago. Test your skills at this Science Saturday to see if you can put together the fossils to form a dinosaur skeleton!

Join us for days of discovery during Science Saturdays!  These programs will ignite your children's curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating to biological and physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our Museum Educator. It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m

FREE and no pre-registration required

June 11, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m 
MBHS presents:   Rockhounding in the Desert

with Roger Thompson, President of Hi-Desert Rock-hounds.

Have you often wondered about the difference between a rock, a gemstone or a mineral? What does lapidary mean? Roger Thompson will talk about the science and history of geology, the rules and regulations of rock hounding and the recreational fun involved in this avocation.

Bring your questions and your finds.


The Morongo Basin Historical Society"s program of community interest 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

for more info click here 


Art & Culture Wednesdays  

June 25 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m 

Art & Culture Wednesdays provide unique opportunities for kids to explore other countries through hands-on activities led by experienced staff.  Join Museum Educator Crystal Mason on June 25 as she kicks off this popular summer children's program with a cultural journey through Canada.  Children will learn about Canada's background regarding food, art, and  diversity followed by a fun hands-on craft.    

A $2 per student fee will be charged at the door (free with museum family membership); no pre-registration is 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