Happy Halloween
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum would like to know your thoughts about Natural Science and Desert Ecology education, as it prepares to make some changes to its exhibits. The community's feedback is important to us. So, please follow the link to participate in this very quick survey. 

"Convincing the Nation" 
on display October 1 - December19 

This exhibit draws on historical artwork, archival material and artifacts to tell the story of the United States government's efforts to capture people's attention during World War II, as it sought public support and a cooperative home-front willing to put the needs of the nation before their own.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture - October 15, 2015
Birds, Blooms and Bears of Alaska
Join Cindy Von Halle, retired Park Ranger, as she shares stories and photos from her last national park in  S.E. Alaska- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Drawing from both work experience and vacations, this program will take you on trails and travels throughout Alaska and the Yukon Territory.   

Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month.  Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is  $ 5 - Free for Members -  beverages will be served. 

MBHS presents - October 14th 
Joshua Tree National Park - Some of ... the Rest of the Story

with Joseph Zarki,  local author and retired Joshua Tree National Park Ranger.  
In this "Extra Edition" of his 2015 book, Images of America-  Joshua Tree National Park , Joe Zarki will continue the story of  the park with additional photographs and interesting stories unpublished in the book.  Books are available for purchase and Joe Zarki will be available to sign books after the lecture.

 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
Visit MBHS website 

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 www.yucca-valley.org

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