Halloween Spooktacular  

October 31, 2015    1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Yucca Valley Community Center and Hi-Desert Nature Museum

Halloween Spooktacular!

Saturday, October 31, 2015 
 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
presented by
Hi-Desert Nature Museum and
Yucca Valley Recreation Department
Join us for a day of Halloween-themed games and activities at the Yucca Valley Community Center.
Dress in costume or come as you are and enjoy our frightfully fun activities.
For more information and contest rules click here.
Convincing the Nation
on display through December 19th

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. The exhibit includes more than twenty posters from the 1940s that were used as a primary form of one-way communication before radio and television.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture - November  19

Their significance, 
 and their beauty
by Stephenie Slahor Ph.D. 
The Hopi tribe of Arizona has long had carvers who make Kachina dolls.  These dolls are based on the Kachina dancers of the Hopi tribe who, each year, present specific ceremonial dances to celebrate various events in the Hopi calendar.  The dancers and the dolls are physical representations of the Kachina spirits that are part of Hopi tradition and beliefs.  This lecture will introduce you to the story of Kachinas, how the dolls are made, what they represent, and some of the area's museums that have a collection of Kachina dolls.
 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

November 11, 2015
 "Wayiki (to eat):
Traditional Native Foods."
with Leslie Mouriquand -anthropologist, archaeologist and researcher of prehistoric uses and propagation of native food plants.

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
Kids Gourds Craft
Saturday, November 21      10 a.m. - noon
Kids, ages 6 to 12, are welcome during gourd fest to decorate gourds with buttons, fabric, paint, glue and much more... Join us for some creative fun, as long as we have gourds!
  This activity is free, donations are welcome

 If you  haven't taken our survey yet please  take a minute.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. Please click here for the survey.
Hi-Desert Nature Museum
57116 Twentynine Palms Hwy
Yucca Valley, Ca 92284
Thur. - Sun. 10 am - 5 pm