Hi-Desert Nature Museum
Fall Tortoise Tales

We want to thank everybody for making our Halloween Spooktacular such a great and fun event!
MBHS presents - November 12

  Dr. W. Dean Hunter, author of "For Love of Life and Country", decorated Veteran, member of the U. S. Marine Corps and Lt. Col USAF Ret. pilot will speak about his experiences of serving his country beginning in the Korean War.  

Dr. Hunter is currently a candidate for the Congressional Medal of Honor for a flight flown on June 25, 1964. He also flew 166 combat missions in a modified AT26D plane in Vietnam.

Please join the Morongo Basin Historical Society in welcoming Dr. Hunter. His experiences are "humorous, thoughtful, tragic and joyous." He will sign his book after the lecture and slide show.


 The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. Please join us - membership not required. $5 donation at the door.

Mil-Tree will be  presenting its newest project - a paper wall on which veterans, active-duty military, and civilians  can exchange thoughts and thanks yous.

For more information on Mil-Tree click here.  

Yucca's Got Talent

Do you have a way cool talent you want to show off to the community? Yucca Valley's Got Talent is designed to showcase talented performance artists in the Morongo Basin, in a fun and supportive environment. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to apply. Interested artists can download an application form with show guidelines  here  or pick up a packet at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.

 Deadline to submit performance applications is November 29th

See what happened last time! Click here to see the Hi-Desert Star video

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture  - November 13
Migratory Birds

presented by Jane Olson


This program is about the various types of migration birds use.  We have a large number of birds in our general area that visit for a portion of the year.  Some visit for the summer, some for the winter and some in between.  Some migrants sport gorgeous colors and others have a cryptic coloration.  Each species has a different, but equally interesting migration story.  The birds  illustrated in this lecture can be  seen in our local area.


The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is  $ 5 - Free for Members -  beverages will be served.

For more information click here


Upcoming Youth Programs

Kid EdVentures - Be A Baker
November 15 - click here for more info.

Kids Fall Craft Day
November 22 - click here for more info.

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